One of my yearly traditions is to present my students with small keepsake booklets of their favorite song repertoire to take home in May. With just two pieces of paper and a couple of staples per book, these little gems are inexpensive and a snap to make, especially if you prepare page by page during the year. And with students doing the majority of the assembly work, this activity is almost pain-free!
These compact books are great to travel along in a backpack when traveling. Use this quarter-sheet model with songs, nursery rhymes, poetry, student writing, etc. to keep kids reading through the summer!