Looking for an end of summer craft to do with your grandkids?
I think I've got one for you. Read on.
A few years back, my husband and I traveled in southern New Mexico. Among the stops on our road trip was Three Rivers Petroglyph Site. It's fascinating to view these rock pictures, and after our hike, we stopped back at the ranger station. I asked the ranger why these ancient people had done these carvings on the rocks...thinking that these aborigines, in their drawings, were pointing out trails for other hunters searching for game or water--something like that. You know what she said? "Probably just to say--I was here....I existed.
How does modern man do that? To my way of thinking it's probably through various social media, namely Facebook. Think about it--your Facebook page is called a "Wall." But another way modern people tell their story, and one that's much safer for our GRANDKIDS is a scrapbook. And that leads me to the latest activity with my granddaughters--SCRAPBOOKING!
This summer my granddaughters were off to camp for the first time. The camp doesn't allow their campers to have cell phones--thank goodness--but I had thought I would send them with throwaway cameras. Alas, I forgot. Not to worry, the camp posts pictures online of the kids at various activities at the end of each day so parents and family can see the goings-on. My son downloaded the appropriate pictures, my daughter-in-law got them printed for us, and we were set to create our scrapbooks when the girls returned from camp.
You get the idea. We made a trip to the craft store to get books and fun stickers. Another day I got all our purchases set up at my dining table along with other art supplies. We were ready:
Completion of our project. When the girls came over that day, we took off our shoes, grabbed a snack, put on their favorite CD, and began the process of making their scrapbook! No carving on rocks for us! No, we used our scrapbooks to say: I was here! I existed! AND I HAD A BLAST AT SUMMER CAMP! And the bonus for this grandmother? In the process, I got to hear a replay of their adventures at camp. What could be better?!!
Cheer camp and tennis camp.... Such fun for these two. And fun for this Gigi who got to experience it as well through SCRAPBOOKING. This another fun activity to do with your grands.
Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!