To do a creative memory box, you need to think of several things that you can associate with Jem throughout the book as well as things that also tell us something about him as a person. Think about his actions, the events that surround his journey throughout the book, and perhaps something he said. Although I don’t want to do the memory box for you, I listed a few ideas to get you started.
- The book, Ivanhoe, that he reads to Mrs. Dubose to help her break her morphine addiction.
- The note he tries to give to Boo through the Radley window asking him out for ice cream.
- A picture/photograph of a broken arm in a cast.
- A camellia, the flower he destroys at Mrs. Dubose’s house.
- A picture of a tire that Jem, Scout, and Dill rolled in down the street.
- Things found in the knothole of the Radley tree.
- A mockingbird.
- A pair of mended pants.
I hope that gets you started! Look for some important quotes or events that really tell you who Jem is as a character and young boy growing up in Maycomb.