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Lesson Plan Title : Memory Box

Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: Students create a memory box that they can share with their mom on Mother's Day. This activity allows students to be creative and practice their writing skills.

Objective: The student will be able to write ten memories of his mom to share with her on Mother's Day.


Various colors of paper

Wrapping paper or paint

Chinese take-out boxes



Markers/crayons/colored pencils


Have students write ten memories of their moms. Check each one for correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. When they are correct, have them copy the memories onto separate pieces of colored paper (one memory per piece of paper.) Have them wrap the Chinese boxes in wrapping paper (or paint them). They can put the memories in the box and then each day their moms can take out one memory and read it.

Wrap Up:

Some students may need some sentence starters. You can brainstorm with the students a list of starters that you can put on a piece of chart paper. Some students may want to decorate their memory pages with drawings, stickers, or pictures. Remember to be sensitive to students who may not have moms in the home. They may have to write to a grandmother or favorite aunt.

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