She did a little activity for my daughter-in-law, Lisa, that I thought was spectacularly fun. I want to share it here (of course) so that you, my Dear Readers, could learn about it and adapt it for an activity to do with your grandchildren.
Here is what Lisa found recently when she came home from doing a wee bit o’ shopping. (Make sure you click on the pictures to see a larger version.)
This is what she found on her front porch. The sign on the string said, “Follow me.”
So she did.
Occasionally, the string held a special treasure.
So take this idea, twist it on it’s head, and turn it into something that you can do with grandchildren. What do you get? Why, a party on a string, that’s what!
If you have only two or three grandchildren, you could have them do this activity together as a group. If you have more, divide them into teams. You’ll have to make different sets of treasures on a string so that there is one set to follow for each group. You might want to make sure that you have different colors of string so that it will make it easier for the groups to follow their own string.
It might be wise to do this in a big area if you have very many groups. That way, the yarn from the different groups wouldn’t be overlapping very much. (If the string did over lap, it might become a frustrating tangled knot for the grandkids — and grandmother!)
This could be a just-because party. Or, it could be a fun birthday party for a grandchild. Or, you could adapt it for holidays by having holiday themed special treasures (i.e. patriotic things for the 4th of July, Halloween things for a Halloween party, etc.). You could also do this inside the house. Wherever it’s held, it will be fun for grandchildren.
To top it off, you’ve just GOT to have some treat to eat. (Of course. Food = grandma. At least that was the math that I learned in school . . .) You might want to have S’more cookies, or Rollo Candy Treats, or Peanut Butter Cup Bars.
Or, you can stay tuned for my next posting to learn how to make a treat that is absolutely a scream! (I’m just dying — I can’t wait to make them!!!)
Make it a great day!