1 (child): Affection and friendship
- Read your Special Letter from your grandparent.
- To prepare your Special Letter:
Talk about what you like and dislike. You could make two lists, one for your
likes and one for your dislikes. Then explain what you like or dislike
about the first few items on your lists. Tell about your friends. What
do you do together? What do you like about your friends? Anything you think
- For your grandparent's scrapbook:
On a sheet of white paper, draw a picture of you and your grandparent doing
something fun together. On the bottom or back of this picture describe
what you are doing together. Why is it fun? Mention other things you would
like to do with your grandparent.
- Optional Activities (Choose as many as you want to do):
- Me Mobile. Construct a mobile of special things-things
you treasure (family, friends, foods, special treasure, favorites,
etc.). To make a simple mobile, take a coat hanger and tie your
objects to it with string or yarn. Use small objects, drawings,
pictures, etc. to show what is special for you. Attach these objects
with glue or tape to cardboard or heavy paper cut into different
shapes. Punch a hole in the top of each shape and attach a piece
of yarn or string to it. On the back of each picture write a brief
description telling why it is special.
- Silhouette. Draw an outline of a shape (circle, square,
etc.) onto a piece of construction paper. Use drawings, pictures
and magazine cut-out pictures of hobbies, interests or places you
like to visit. Paste these in a collage over the outline. You may
wish to write a brief description explaining the pictures.
- Mail your letter and anything else you made to your grandparent.