Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ABC Baby Book

 
Originally posted: March 19, 2010


 This is something I made years ago but we still enjoy! It is an ABC book using pictures of LM (when he was a baby) with different objects or concepts for each letter of the alphabet.

First, I went through our picture folders on our computer and copied and pasted any with cute ones of LM into a separate folder. Then I went through and figured out which pictures could represent which letter of the alphabet.

I have a digital scrap-booking program which I LOVE to use for fun little projects like this. So, I used that to make each page with a background, the picture, and the letter and words above the picture. And since it was all made digitally, I just printed out each page in a 4x6 format and put them in a little photo-album.


I made this when LM was about 1 year old. And since LM is our firstborn, we took pictures of him a-plenty, so it wasn't too hard to find pictures of him representing all the ABC's.

You could make one of these for your child no matter what age they are! And you could also use different concepts: colors, numbers, shapes, anything!

(Since the time I first posted this, I have made one of these for LB also and plan to make one for sweet baby LL! It's kind of become a fun tradition for our family!)

17 comments :

artsy_momma said...

Love it! I'm totally making one!

The Activity Mom said...

So cool! I added this idea and a link to it to my baby activity post for tomorrow.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Super cute and artsy!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is one of my posts of the week.

http://www.jdaniel4smom.com/2010/03/great-posts-i-came-across-this-week_20.html

Jen said...

Great idea! Thank you for sharing.

Jen
Creative and Curious Kids!

Sheena said...

I just came across your blog and love all of your ideas. I especially love the FHE ideas. It's fun to find other members on the web who share church-related activities as well. Thanks for sharing!

Emy said...

Oh I love this idea... I made a similar book when my oldest was about 2 years old. In that book I picked items that I knew she liked, like her favourite teddybear etc However your idea is much better so I am definitly making one for my babygirl!

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Way too cute!

jennwa said...

That is an idea that will be enjoyed for years ans years.
Thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

This is so adorable. I'm a mom of three small children with my first I did a lot of things like this and now with my youngest two (11 mos apart) I feel like i'm just surviving the day. Thank You for reminding me just how simple, fun, and most importantly fast their childhood is :)

Hannah Johnson said...

Hey, what did you do for some of the harder letters? I'm struggling to think of ideas for letters like q, v, u etc.

Hope someone can help, thanks :)

Little Family Fun said...

Hi Hannah!

I've made them for both my sons. Here's what I used:

Q - quiet, quick
V - veggies, vehicle
U - under

Hope that helps!
Linda

caramel said...

Love it! I'm planning to do one for my little one
I would be very grateful if you could tell me which scrap-booking programe you used.

Little Family Fun said...

Caramel,

I have an older version of Memory Mixer, and I really like it.
http://www.memorymixer.com/

kyle and megan said...

so cute!

Ashley said...

Q-Quilt
U-uncle (pic of baby with uncle)

Anonymous said...

Love this! Could I ask what program you use to make these? thanks