and/or for those who need a little love.
(This is a "re-gifted" post from two years ago)
'Tis the Season for gift-giving but for those in special circumstances or who have special needs there is no special season. Anytime is the right time if you have a little extra time.
Besides your own children or grandchildren, think of all the places (even for adults) were they would be lovingly welcomed: Safe Houses and Homeless Shelters, Nursing Homes, Rehabilitation Centers, Hospitals, personal homes of those we may be aware of who are less fortunate than we are.
These books are simple, quick, inexpensive, adaptable for any age and ability level, and can be used over and over again. No sewing nor skill required.
1. Remove coloring or activity pages from magazines or coloring/activity books or print them from the computer. (There are many free printable pages available for all age and interest levels).
2. Insert the pages into page protectors. You can put the two sheets back-to-back in each protector.
3. Put in a thin 3-ring binder.
4. Include a small box of dry-erase crayons or markers and a small piece of cloth for erasing.
I buy most of my binders at thrift stores. They often come with page protectors already in them. Even if you buy them new, there are soft vinyl ones available, in bright colors, at Wal-Mart for $1.00. When I need new page protectors I use 50 percent off coupons at craft stores. A inexpensive zippered pencil pouch that has holes to fit the binder rings is great for holding the crayons/markers and cloth.
If you want more information, here are three helpful.
Have a grateful day,
I am, Simply Gail