Grandma’s hands

Go find Grandma and Grandpa and trace their hands. If they’ll let you, trace their feet, too.

My grandma had my dad’s first shoes bronzed, and I spent many hours marveling at how small my dad’s feet used to be. My parents regularly marked off our heights somewhere by a kitchen wall.

If you can get your little one to sit still for about 30 seconds every once in a while, try this idea.

Get a stiff piece of paper, approximately 20 cm x 20 cm. Put your child’s hand in the middle of the paper and trace around it. Write the date in one of the fingers.

A few months later, take the same piece of paper, and again trace your child’s hands. Repeat as often as you’d like. Be sure to write the date each time!

Variations:

a) Staple a few sheets of paper together to make a simple booklet. You can decorate it, if you want to. Use a new page whenever you trace your child’s hands.

b) Trace feet, too.

How many family members’ hands can you collect?

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