Welcome Your Students Back To School With This Easy Personalized Activity!

The creation of a book that features some of your students’ most and least favorite things as well as places they want to visit and photos of themselves and their family is best done once a year. If the kids save them all, they will have the most delightful history of their childhood in a succinct and artistic way. It’s fun to answer the questions every year and see the changes. I like to end every book with a page that features something that would surprise the reader about the subject of the book.


Ellison SuperStar Excel Machine

Album with tabs (3 die design)

Tall ‘N Thin Capital letters and numbers

Cupcake with candle and cherry

Train, Zoo car

Noah’s Ark with animals (giraffe)

5 Senses (hand)

Construction paper or cardstock and lined paper



Plastic spiral bird leg bands


  1. Die-cut the album cover and interior pages from assorted colors of cardstock. The front and back cover can even be cut from poster board for super durability.
  2. Label the cover ALL ABOUT ME with the Tall ‘N thin letters and polka dots cut with a quarter inch hole punch.
  3. Identify the student on the first page with sticker letters
  4. Label the tabs on the pages and include the information on each page with photos, die cuts, stickers and hand drawn artwork.
  5. Bind the book with plastic bird leg bands

Don't miss this visual look at putting together the Album die cuts and creating a fun book report!

That's not all you can do with our Album die! Check out all these other great book lesson plans:

As referenced in the video above, the Butterfly Metamorphosis Report is a great way to showcase the lifecycle of a butterfly if your students are learning about Insects! Celebrate reading with our Recipes for Good Reading Booklet. with this lesson plan, students can write a synopsis of all the books they are reading under each individual tab. Finally, we highly recommend a good 'ol memory book! Save this little guy for a rainy day and ask parents to contribute pictures for your students to work with.

And that's a wrap! What have you got left to plan for this back to school season? Let us know in the comments below and if you create any of these books we'd love to see them! Make sure to stop by our FacebookPinterest or Instagram page and tag your pictures with #ellisonedu so we can see it and reshare!

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