Intergenerational Book Club

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Inspired by the Present Perfect documentary about the Intergenerational Learning Center, we started an Intergenerational Book Club at our local assisted living center.  A group of parents and young children, predominantly toddlers and preschoolers (but some older and some younger) meet regularly at our local assisted living center. A resident reads a book to the children and then the children and residents work together on an activity related to the theme of the book. Follow along as the generations read and play together!

January 2016-Snow

  • Coffee filter snowflakes

February 2016-Sweet Hearts

  • Valentines

March 2016-This Old Man

  • Egg shakers to “tap” on body parts while reading/singing “This Old Man”

April 2016 – A Rainbow of My Own

  • Rainbow parachute

May/June – 2016 – Grandpa Green

  • Delivered flowers to each resident

July/August 2016 – Hit The Ball, Duck/Who’s on First

  • Pool noodle/balloon “baseball”

September 2016-Apples Here!

  • Apple sampling and evaluation

November 2016-Thanks for Thanksgiving

  • Thankful chain

December 2016-The Mitten

  • Mitten/glove gift delivery to each resident

January 2017-The Napping House

  • Blanket making to donate to Project Linus

February 2017-My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

  • Dress up for kids, pictures with residents, and valentines (using the pictures taken)

March/April 2017-And The Good Brown Earth

  • Herb planting

May 2017-The Bubble Factory

  • Bubbles

June 2017-The Doorbell Rang

  • “Baking” and tasting of fresh herb (mint) cookies

July/August 2017-I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books

  • Collecting school supplies to donate

September 2017-Peekaboo Morning

  • Parachute Peekaboo!

October 2017-The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

  • Popsicle stick and felt scarecrow craft

November 2017-Bella’s Fall Coat

  • Leaf and snowflake window decorations (using contact paper and tissue paper)

December 2017-Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate

  • Delivered hot chocolate packets and candy canes to residents

January 2018-Nana in the City

  • Make capes and tie a “superhero blanket” to donate to Project Linus

February 2018-Delivery

  • Cookie decorating

March 2018-Only One You

  • Decorate rocks

April 2018- Gabby and Grandma Go Green

  • Make t-shirt bags