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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, March 27, 2009

April Showers

Friday's Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

April is just around the corner, and as the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers."

A fun thing that we could do with our grands—regardless of their ages—is to buy each of them a new spring umbrella.

For a grandchild who lives nearby, we may even want to have a special outing that not only includes shopping, but also lunch or a visit to a local park. We might even decide to buy matching umbrellas!

Of course, we could mail a long-distance grand a new umbrella with a special note. If we do this, we could ask our grandchildren to e-mail/mail us a picture when they actually are "walking in the rain."

Here’s a cute song that young children will enjoy that I found on the Internet:

April Showers Song
(to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")

Pitter patter rain drops (wiggle fingers to imitate rain)
Falling from the sky (wiggle fingers downward)
Here's my umbrella (action of opening an umbrella)
Hold it high! (hands over head)
When the rain is over (bring hands down slowly)
and the sun begins to glow (make sun with arms)
Little flowers start to bud (Kneel down)
then grow, grow, grow!!! (slowly stand up)

Have a great weekend!

He is able,
Mary May Larmoyeux
author of Help for Busy Moms: Purposeful Living to Simplify Life

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Karen Jordan said...

One of the best springtime projects we had as a family occurred with my son's middle school science project--collecting and identifying wildflowers. Since we lived in North Texas at the time, our entire family participated in the research and identification process. Every year about this time, I remember those family outings, and I miss our Texas wildflowers!

TNT said...

I put on my week's shopping list, buy umbrella. Thanks for the inspiration because, I want to sing in the rain with the grands.

TNT said...

I'm off to the store to buy umbrellas so I can go singing in the rain. Thanxs for the inspiration! - TNT

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

It's great to hear from you, Karen and TNT! Oh ... school projets ... brings back memories. TNT, hope you find the perfect umbrella for those special grands. - Mary