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Whether your grandparents live down the block or around the world, Kids and Grandparents: An Activity Book contains dozens of ideas on how to stay connected and build on your special relationship. With over 90 crafts, games, recipes and activities, you'll enjoy hours of fun together! Make a memory book, create a garden or build a birdhouse. Indoors or out, rain or shine, there are activities for every interest and all ages.
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Overview

Whether your grandparents live down the block or around the world, Kids and Grandparents: An Activity Book contains dozens of ideas on how to stay connected and build on your special relationship. With over 90 crafts, games, recipes and activities, you'll enjoy hours of fun together! Make a memory book, create a garden or build a birdhouse. Indoors or out, rain or shine, there are activities for every interest and all ages.
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As explained in the brief introduction, this large-format activity book is filled with activities that kids can do with their grandparents, which encourage them to "Have fun with your grandparents and find out lots about yourself and your family at the same time." The activities are divided up into sections--making memories, fun and games, crafts and family food. Although the text is aimed at school-age kids, many of the activities could be adapted for use with younger children as well. The activities seem nicely varied as to amount of physical energy required, ranging from quiet sedentary card games, to more active cooking and travel-related projects. Occasional sidebars offer interesting information on related topics such as terms for relationships and genealogy. An index and many drawings and diagrams are included. 1999, Kids Can Press, Ages 4 up, $17.95 and $10.95. Reviewer: Gisela Jernigan
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Gr 3-6-A collection of more than 90 games, crafts, recipes, and activities for children to do with their grandparents. The "Making Memories" section is the one that sets the book apart from other activity books. It includes creating a memory book, a family tree, a relative map, and a family crest. Another neat idea is planning a stroll down memory lane to see the sights and neighborhood of a grandparent's youth. If traveling outdoors is out, the author suggests making a photo album, a calendar of family dates (e.g., birthdays, anniversaries, etc.), a cross-stitch embroidery sampler, or profile silhouettes. More common crafts include sachets, drying flowers, or making bird feeders. Directions for games such as yo-yo, jacks, marbles, and tangram pictures are included. A materials list and step-by-step instructions accompany the ideas. The unexciting, monochromatic drawings (in rust or pine green) are clear. A good choice for old-fashioned fun.-Jennifer J. Gallant, Cleveland Public Library, OH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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A good choice for old-fashioned fun.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550747843
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Family Fun Series
  • Edition description: 1st U.S. Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 6 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.

Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.

Heather Collins has been illustrating children's books for more than 20 years. Her body of work includes many nonfiction books, such as the award-winning A Pioneer Story and Out Came the Sun. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Making Memories 8
Memory Book 10
Family Tree 12
Relative Map 16
Family Crest 18
Memory Lane 20
Photo Album 24
Family Photos 26
Family Calendar 28
Family Patchwork Quilt 30
Family Crossword 34
Cross-Stitch Embroidery Sampler 36
Collections 38
Growing Concerns 40
Profile Portraits 42
Keeping in Touch 44
Fun and Games 46
Parlor Games 48
Pencil and Paper Game 52
Toothpick Teasers 54
Tangrams 56
Vanishing Acts 58
Card Trickery 60
Family Tie-Ups 62
Word Magic 64
Card Games 66
Cribbage for Two 68
Marbles 72
Shoot Some Cards 76
Jacks 78
School-Yard Games 80
Penny Games 86
Family Skit 88
Crafts 90
Beading 92
Family Stamp 94
Pinball Board 96
Wool Crafts 98
Candle Making 100
Storyteller Puppet 102
Cone Puppet 104
Hand Shadows 106
Nutty Crafts 108
Birdhouse 110
Simple Feeders 114
Windowsill Gardening 116
Growing a Giant 118
Potpourri 120
Pressing Flowers 124
Waxed Leaves and Dried Flowers 126
Mix 'n Match Books 128
Animated Cartoon 130
Gift Giving 132
Family Food 134
Sweet-Tooth Fudge 136
The Cookie Jar 138
Family Birthday Cake 142
Fun Food to Share 144
Pick Your Own 146
Perfect Picnic 150
Breakfast in Bed 152
Family Feast 154
Index 158
Answers 160
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