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Good Ideas for Yearbooks

Updated July 20, 2017

Yearbooks are an important souvenir of the school year for students and teachers alike. They are full of memories that occurred throughout the year, and a document of how you've grown and changed throughout your years at school. Yearbooks are more interesting if they are personalised, professional and interesting.

Picture Games

Make your yearbook "interactive" by dedicating some pages at the end to picture matching games. Have students bring in baby pictures and current pictures of themselves, and put these on a page in two columns across from each other but in random order so that yearbook owners can try to match the baby picture with the current student. Include an answer key on the next page so they can see if they guessed correctly.

Themes

A good way to tie your yearbook together is by giving it an overall theme. The theme could relate to the school or to a particular interest that the graduating class votes on, such as "Reach for the Stars." Incorporate the theme into the yearbook by adding an element of the theme on the cover and dedicating certain pages to the theme. For a "Reach for the Stars" yearbook, have a page called "Celebrity Look-a-likes," and put pictures of real stars next to similar-looking students.

Awards

Many yearbooks have an awards page, where members of the graduating class are given the title of "Best Smile" or "Class Clown." Put a twist on this tradition by having the students get together and give their own awards to the teachers, such as "Most Likely to Make English Fun." These awards can be funny or sentimental, just make sure they are always respectful.

Final Words

Give the graduating class a chance to leave their final words behind on one of the last pages of the yearbook. Set a word limit so that it doesn't become too long, and let the students say their final goodbye. They can use their own words or submit a quote or song lyric that best describes how they feel as their graduation approaches. Again, be sure these entries are appropriate for a school audience to read.

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About the Author

Cate Girone has been writing since 2010. She has worked in public relations and researched green travel for a British travel website. Girone holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of New Jersey.