Grandparent’s Day is on September 10th this year and it is a great opportunity for a unit study! Here are some resources for you to use.
Before you jump into all the fun crafts and activities, you need to learn all the history and a family tree to see how we got here. Then we can do a little language games with a word search and crossword puzzle. Then you can so a simple poem using a form all about the greatness of grandparents (older children would not need a form). Then you can go to foreign language and geography. Here is a great list of ways to say Grandma and Grandpa. Pull out a map and have your kids match them up!
* Poland — Babcia and Dziadek,
* Germany — Oma and Opa,
* India — Nana-ji and Nani-ji,
* Korea — Halmonee and Halabujee,
* Greece — Ya-ya and Pa-pu,
* Japan — Oba-chan and Oji-chan,
* China — Popo and Gong-gong,
* Italy — Nonna and Nonno,
* Israel — Savta and Saba,
* Cuba — Abuelita and Abuelito.
Then we get to the crafts and the presents! First up is this great Grandparents Survival Kit that is thoughtful and adorable. Apples 4 the Teacher has great printable cards and pictures that are perfect for little ones to use. Then Crayola has great crafts, card, activities and even full lesson plans all listed on one page just waiting to be used.
Go, learn and enjoy!