Mother’s day is approaching. This year, I made this special post for our grandparents who I think needed more encouragement and attention during this time.
The isolation means many of us can’t physically meet and visit the grandparents. It is such a big trade-off because interacting and being socially engaged is so important to get through this difficult time right now.
But we know from what’s happened in other countries already. The best way to keep the elderly from possible exposure of Coronavirus is to practice social distancing.
My son is especially close with his grandma. It’s been 5 weeks since they last met in person, and the physical distance is heartbreaking. I keep telling him that it’s only temporary, and it’s important to keep our grandpa and grandma from getting sick.
We tried to talk frequently by phone or video call, but being a five-year-old, it’s difficult to keep the conversation going between them. It’s so much different and less engaging than meeting in a person, as little kids usually have short attention span.
A FREE DIY Gift To Grandma From Your Kids
I realize that I needed a way to help them connect with each other better. With Mother’s Day also approaching, this special card that I made can be a useful special Mother’s Day gift to the Grandmas and help little kids to express their feelings to their beloved grandmas.
This printable is FREE and you can download it down below. Enjoy!
Where Should I send the Grandma's gift free PDF?
This printable can be printed on letter size paper, so the kids can have big enough space to write. Prepare the pen or crayons and get the kids to fill in the writing prompts and questions about grandmas.
Sometimes we will be surprised to read their adorable, quirky, and no doubt unusual answers from the little ones. I was amused when I read that my son wrote ‘I love my Grandma because she gives me a lot of ice cream’.
You can send it or even frame it and it will be a great keepsake gift that the Grandmas will love.
Grandma’s DIY Personalized Gift Pack
If you want to change the questions, put in Grandma’s name, or add more customization to the layout to make it more personalized, you can purchase my customizable template instead.
This Canva editable file contain 6 pages to customize. In this pack you will get:
- A page of fill in question for the little ones
- A page to put in a picture and write the best memories together
- A page for coloring and drawing for a gift to Grandma
- 3 pages with fill in questions to ask to Grandma
It can be easily edited with Canva. Changing the color, font, layout, can be done in minutes!
Questions To Be Asked To Grandmas
In an effort to get my child to engage more with his Grandma, I also prepare these questions that he can ask while they are on the phone or video call. Hopefully not only he will be more enticed to talk more, but also give them a meaningful conversations as my mom travel down the memory lane.
The goal is to spark a lively conversations between them, and it did! My son keeps asking more questions about what it’s like living decades ago, sometimes silly ones like “Are there dinosaurs living when you were little?”. That ended with a giggle and joyful new memories. It’s the perfect opportunity for grandchildren to learn more about their grandparents.
The questions are made inside the exclusive pack, ready to be filled by the kids. But you can see them here to get ideas and write some yourself!
You can also draw or do other art activities, read a story together, sing a song, or play a game during the call. Yes, it’s not the same and we missed each other so much, but there are all sorts of meaningful and joyful ways to connect with the grandparents despite any distance between us.