I’m hoping that you, Dear Reader, have basic technology skills. You know, simple stuff like clicking on links, typing, clicking on buttons that say ‘generate.’ Got those skills? Whew. I’m glad. Otherwise, you’d be up a creek without a paddle.
The writer in me loves this Newspaper Generator. (BTW, in pre-historic days, I wrote a column for a loco local newspaper.) Simply type in what you want your clipping to say and click generate to get your clipping. Beneath your clipping will be the option to download it.
You can write a newsflash of when your grandson made his first basket when playing basketball with grandpa, or a write-up of the Valentine’s Day party held at your house, or a wild, far-fetched, make believe tale of daring-do featuring your grandchild. Isn’t this fun?
If you have a grandchild that is enamored with film making, create a clapboard instead. Create goofy movie titles of times when they have stayed with you or have done something special like won first place in a debate meet.
Make a street sign with your grandchild’s name at Easystreet. (Maybe make a sign with the name of your grandchild’s pet or favorite cartoon character or her best friend.)
How about making a scrolling text LED light sign? Signbot helps you out. (Maybe create one to wish your grandchild happy birthday, happy St. Patrick’s Day, or happy 4th of July. Whatever.)
You have several options with these sites. You can make something yourself to share with your grandchild. Send it to them in an e-mail. Post it on your blog. Make it for your grandchild’s blog. Print up to hang on your fridge when your grandchild comes. Or, you can print up your creation and send it to those grandchildren who live far, far away.
Or, you can send them the links and let them generate something themselves. Or, when they come to visit, you can spend one-on-one time on the computer, checking out these sites, and creating something together.
You are so creative, I’m sure you’ll come up with some spectacular way to use these sites with and for your grandchildren.
By the way, you might also be interested in the AutoMotivator site where you can make your own motivational poster (or de-motivational one) and the TinyTag site where you can make an itsy bitsy tag like those you see on items for sale in a store.