an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller, Ed.D*
This is a great family activity and a good way to see how your grandchildren are feeling during this pandemic—and how YOU are feeling! For those of us who do not get to be “with” our grandkids, do this activity virtually. Simply ask the parents to help you with the set up, and then meet on Zoom or Facetime….
1. Cut out words from newspapers, magazines and advertising fliers, or print and cut out random words from the internet.
2. Lay all of the words on a table.
3. Then put blank sheets of paper (or poster board), scissors, glue, and markers on the table.
4. Have each person choose words which describe the way they are feeling and then paste them randomly, or in sentences, on their paper. They can also decorate their paper with pictures or designs.
You will be amazed at the results…
*As an educator for over 40 years, Dr. Victoria Waller has taught thousands of students to read and write using their passions and strengths: sharks, roller coasters, rocket science, the Titanic and even Pokemon, to name a few. The children learn to read, but more importantly, “love” to read, which lasts a lifetime!