Summer Memory Jars
Instead of keeping a journal or starting a scrap book, a memory jar is an alternative way to record summer nostalgia. If all the memories will not fit into one jar, you may want to make several for special days or outings that happened during the summer.
You will need a large clear glass jar with a lid. This can be used from an empty pickle jar or other food container that is empty and has been cleaned out. If you are having trouble getting the entire label off, you can use nail polish remover to dissolve the glue and paper that is still stuck.
Collect small mementos or other meaningful objects that will fit inside a jar. They can be photographs, a special rock found, something you made, a friendship bracelet, the options are really only limited to your imagination. A good example for a day trip memory jar is one from the beach. Fill the bottom part of the jar with sand or pebbles that were collected from the beach, add in some shells and other interesting finds. Take a picture at the beach and you can use it as a backdrop for the items.
Put up a shelf in your room and you can have a collection of memory jars. Put a label on the top of the jar with the date or date range and the location of where the items were collected.