|The Stealers of Light |
by Edmund Dulac, 1916
"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." - Alex Haley
In the United States the first Sunday after Labor Day is Grandparent's Day . An old African proverb states, "When an elder dies, a library burns." I encourage you to collect one story from your elder's on Grandparent's Day. Make it a family ritual. I guarantee those tales will be treasured when they have crossed over.
Here are some sites from around the world to help you honor our elders.
The Dreaming Tree- Brazil
Grandmother’s Golden Dish – Serbia
Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire – Choctaw
Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun – Cherokee
Grandmother Wolf – China
The Lime Tree – Russia
Raven and His Grandmother – Aleut
Story-Lovers.com - Grandparent’s Stories - As always, Jackie Baldwin provides us with a bounty or resources and Grandparent’s Day is no exception. http://tinyurl.com/l9lggz
CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
Activity Village – A wonderful page full of activities, printables and information on Grandparent’s Day. It's sure to put a smile on your face no matter what age!
Apples4theTeacher - Coloring pages and crafts for Grandparent's Day.
DLTK-Kids – Cute teapot craft with poem.
DLTK-Kids – Grandma or Grandpa apron.
Grandparent's Day Reading Material – “These books may be found at your local public or school library. For your convenience, ISBN numbers, book reviews and related links have been provided on each detail book page.”
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