Storywalk - Around the Table that Grandad Built
Around the Table that Grandad Built by Melanie Heuiser Hill
A family gathers with friends and neighbors to share a meal around a table that is full of associations of how every member contributed to the meal.
CONTINUE THE FUN
Let’s Sing: The More We Get Together
What’s a good song to sing when you’re excited about getting together with family or friends? The More We Get Together! Watch this video on our YouTube channel and sing along with us!
The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
Cause your friends are my friends,
And my friends are your friends,
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be!
Talk About It: Family Heirlooms
This family has a lot of important objects – the table that grandad built, the napkins that mom made, glasses from their parents’ wedding, and silverware that was a gift from their great-grandma… does your family have any important objects that you use regularly that are special family heirlooms or other family objects that are important to you?
What is an heirloom? An heirloom is an item of special that has been handed down through your family. Grandad’s table may not be an heirloom yet, but it is clearly an object of significance to the family.
Do you have something important to you that you would like to pass down to future generations of your family – why is it important to you?
Talk About It: Traditional Foods
This family has rice pudding at their meal every year. What foods are important traditions is your family?
- Do you have special foods that you only eat at certain times of year?
- What is your favorite food that you share with your family
What are you thankful for?
We have many things to be thankful for – what are you thankful for today? Talk about it, write about it, draw a picture…..
I am Thankful Jar
Decorate a jar and give it a name such as the “I am Thankful Jar”. Every day, write down or draw a picture of something for which you are thankful. Each week/month/etc read your thankful notes together.
Think of something that you are grateful for that starts with each letter of the alphabet
Write a Thank You Card – Draw a Thank You picture
Pick someone that you want say thank you to for some reason and write them a note or draw them a picture!