Call for Ideas

I am here to let you in on a deep secret…

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My kids…

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are truly

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They amaze me every day.  I love seeing their giving hearts develop.

Recently they have been talking about giving to people who live in the nursing home right down the street from us.  Caitlyn wants to make them paper flowers, Sue wants to give them presents and candy for every holiday of the year forever.

I got the ball rolling today.  I called and happened to get the owner of the facility.  He was very receptive.  He said just coming would be a huge help, that everyone just loves people and ESPECIALLY kids.  So we put together a plan.  We are going to come and bring little gifts they can use for for bingo.

Now I need your  help.  I think the paper flowers are fantastic.  And maybe a little candy, but I need more ideas.  HELP.  Have you taken your kids to a nursing home to visit people?  Did you take anything?  What worked, what didn’t.  We are not rolling in cash,  but I am going to find a way to let my girls do this.  Do you have simple fun craft ideas?  Little dollar store gifts thoughts?  Yummy treats we can make?


(And don’t worry about me getting too gushy.  I just had to stop typing to fuss at the 3 year old, you know, the spectacular 3 year old???)


Survive til you Thrive!

3 Responses to Call for Ideas

  1. More than trinkets, the nursing home residents I have known like having company more than anything else. Paper flowers is a good place to start. Another craft idea would be making stained glass with different colors of tissue paper.

    • Thanks for the feedback. Sue really wants to make treats, cookie, candy, etc. I’m worried that may be a problem with dietary needs, etc… Am I thinking too hard?

  2. We used to sing for the nursing home residents when I was in choir in elementary school. Music is balm for the soul – Christmas carols, nursery rhymes, hymns, anything would work.

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