Ideas for Creating fun memories with grandparents:
Family History Scroll
The extended family's history scroll is shipped from one relative to another in a mailing tube. Each family adds a paragraph or so about what happened to them since the previous go-round that might be of interest to others. Generally, the messages are hand scribed, but may be typed and snapshots pasted on or attached with plastic adhesive tape.
When a scroll becomes too large for easy handling it may be retired and stored with one of the family members and a note added to the next scroll stating where the preceding scroll is stored.
Reading books about GrandparentsBelow you will find a thematic book list for Grandparent's Day or added to a unit study about Family. These books may be found at your local public or school library. For your convenience, ISBN numbers, book reviews and related links have been provided on each detail book page.
|Abuela ( English with Spanish Phrases) |
by Arthur Dorros
|Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother |
by Lois Wyse
|Grandfathers are Like Gold|
by Janet Lanese
|Grandmothers Are Like Snowflakes...No Two Are Alike : Words of Wisdom, Gentle Advice, & Hilarious Observations|
by Janet Lanese
|Grandparents Are Special |
by Lucy Mead
|Grandparents Day |
by Nikki Tate, Benoit Laverdiere
by Roser Capdevila
|Just Grandparents: When a Child is Born, So are the Grandparents |
by Bonnie Louise Kuchler
|That's What Grandparents Are For|
by Arlene Uslander, Freddie Levin
|The Gifts of Being Grand |
by Marianne Richmond
Read Along With Grandparents
Something fun my mom has done with my kids is read over the phone. Carolyn would get on www.starfall.com and select a story. She called grandma and grandma got on www.starfall.com and pulled up the same story and Carolyn could read to her. Another fun thing would be to have grandparents record a story including the instructions to turn the page. The grandparent could send the book and the recording to the child and they can have grandma or grandpa read them a story anytime they wanted.
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/grandparents-day/ is a great wesite for fun ideas. Here is a link to a bunch of coloring pages about grandparents.
Send them a photo....my friend Traci, (I hope she doesn't mind that I used this pic of her adorable kids) sent this to her dad who lives far away, for Father's Day. She stuck it in a little frame, and sent it. I'm sure he LOVED this.
However you decide to celebrate Grandparents Day, don't forget to celebrate your grandparent everyday.