Welcome to a place where we can share ideas about grandparenting, especially ways to pass spiritual values and family stories to the next generation.

Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Celebrate Spring

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by Mary May Larmoyeux

On the side of our house, what recently appeared to be lifeless bushes are now covered with gorgeous roses. God truly gives us a wonderful gift in the seasons, and spring is here!

Spring is a great time to go on a nature walk with our grandkids. Have you ever done that? If so, did you look for any particular things or jot down sounds that you heard or colors that you saw?

If you have grandkids who live nearby, you might want to celebrate spring by going on a nature walk with them around the neighborhood or in a park. You and your grandchild could write a list of what you both see that's "new"—buds on trees, baby birds, spring flowers ...

Also, you may want to print off some spring coloring pages and give them to your grand such as "Color the Critters" from the National Audubon Society. Spring coloring pages would be great to send to long-distance grands. And we can always follow that with a phone call or e-mail.

You may want to ask an older grandchild what is being made new in his/her life ... and share something that's being made new in your life (this can be done in person or by phone/e-mail). For example, if you are experiencing the pinch of tough financial times, you could share how you now have new opportunities to put your trust in God

Have a great weekend celebrating spring!

He is able,

Photo and post  © 2009, 2014 Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.


Karen Jordan said...

Thanks again for the coloring pages that you post on your blog--I email them to my grandkids.

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Hope that the grandkids are having fun coloring them! -- Mary

Anonymous said...

We used to let the children plant flower seeds and keep them indoors and watch them grow then later plant those that survived outside. A learning experience.Blessigs, Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

That's a great idea about planting the flower seeds, Rita.

Anonymous said...

I love showing my grandchildren and great-grandchildren beautiful violets that I brought from my home in the country where I grew up. Together, we gather a cluster with roots in rich dirt and the children take the violets home to plant in their own gardens. They boast their plantings then yield 4th and 5th generation violets. Blessings, Rita