HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! A Hug from Me to You!
Do you have grandmother or other female relative that are either out of your area, or perhaps in a special care facility? One of the best gifts you can give them this Mother’s Day is a “home-made” hug from your little one. My friend, MaryLou, says this was worth more than any other gift she could have received. She’s the proud grandma in this photo.
What you’ll need:
- Large roll of paper
- A sheet of lined paper or a blank card
- Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
- Manila envelope
- Grandma’s address
- Trip to the Post Office
- Camera (to take pictures of their activity and post office trip)
- Roll out the paper on the floor in a length long enough for your child to lay flat on their back with their arms stretched out.
- Trace the child’s body. When tracing around their body, stop at the inside of their knees and let them sit up and trace to their other knee. This will teach them appropriate boundaries with others.
- Have your child fill in the details of their face, hair, clothes, etc.
- Cut around the drawing (see photo).
- Help the child address the envelope and draw some small design for decoration.
- Carefully fold up the drawing until it fits inside the envelope
- Help the child write a short note to grandma about their hug.
- Help the child put the hug and the card into the envelope and seal it.
- Take the child to the Post Office and help them pay for postage to mail their hug.
- Help the child drop the hug into the mail slot.