Author Archive for Carol Covin

A grandma to two, delightful seven-year-olds, one from each of my two sons and their wives. I am the author of a book of essays, based on interviews with 40 mothers and grandmothers, "Who Gets to Name Grandma? The Wisdom of Mother and Grandmothers." Proceeds go to bring a promising cancer treatment to clinical trials. I blog daily at http://newgrandmas.com, on how things have changed since I raised my grandchildren, how to get started writing your autobiography and fun things to do with your grandchildren.

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How Do You Eat Corn?

How Do You Eat Corn?

How Do You Eat Corn? Survey First page of Constitution of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This activity is perfect for Thanksgiving, when you are likely to have a lot of people in the house. Materials Pens, pencils or crayons Paper Instructions Think of fun questions you want to ask people, like at a […]

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What Shape is the Bottom of Your Jar?

What Shape is the Bottom of Your Jar?

What Shape is the Bottom of Your Jar? Shapes Newspaper vendor, Paddington, London, February 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Materials An assortment of containers with various shapes on the bottom, jars and boxes Crayons or markers, pencil or pen Newspaper or brown paper grocery bags, cut open to lie flat Instructions Using the marker or crayon, […]

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How Many Holes Are In Your Buttons?

How Many Holes Are In Your Buttons?

How Many Holes Are In Your Buttons? Sorting Buttons with just three holes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Materials  100 buttons of various shapes, colors, number of holes, sizes Paper Crayon, pen or marker Instructions  Draw three large circles on the paper Ask your grandchild to look at the buttons and pick out a way to sort […]

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What Shape Is A Flat Toilet Paper Roll?

What Shape Is A Flat Toilet Paper Roll?

What Shape Is A Flat Toilet Paper Roll? Shapes Converting things you have around the house from three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional flat shapes will surprise your grandchildren with how different things look when they’re flat. Seedling in a toilet paper roll repurposed as a mini planting pot (Photo credit: girlingearstudio) Materials Assemble empty containers of a variety […]

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