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DIY back-to-school zine: free download to personalize

A finished back-to-school zine lays on a white marble countertop next to a tape dispenser, a yellow colored pencil and a pen.

While kids are counting down the last days of summer, parents are gearing up for the first days of school. We’re shopping for supplies, reestablishing routines and trying to hold on to memories of our kids at this age right here—those sweet little things about them that will disappear or change as they grow older. 

 That’s the idea behind this adorable back-to-school zine, filled with questions for your little one to answer with help from you or on their own.  

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To make your own zine, just print out this free downloadable template.

It just takes a little cutting and folding before you get to the fun part: Letting your child fill it in.

 

A woman's hands hold up an assembled back-to-school zine.

 

For step-by-step photos and instructions, take a look at our Teacher Appreciation Day version.

Check out these tips for helping your kid(s) fill in their back-to-school zine:

 

A woman's hands hold up the inside of an assembled back-to-school zine with fill-in-the blank questions for kids like,

 

Tip #1

For kids too young to fill in the blanks on their own, you can interview them and write the answers. But let them write their name and draw their portrait.

 

A woman's hands hold up the inside of an assembled back-to-school zine with fill-in-the-blank questions for a child to complete, like

 

Tip #2

If they can’t spell it, they can always draw it.

 

A woman's hands hold up the inside of an assembled back-to-school zine with fill-in-the-blank spaces for kids that read,

 

Tip #3

At the end of the school year, print out and fill in another copy—then have fun comparing the two to see what’s changed.

 

A woman's hands hold up the back of a back-to-school zine with a blank face for a child to draw their portrait on and the headline,

 

Tip #4

Book mark this page and fill out a new one every year!

 

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