During the holiday time, many friends and families get together to share food, love and laughter. While this year might look a bit different, the sentiment can still be the same. As adults, we feel the changes from the normal. We feel that things are different and missing. Often times we put these feelings onto our children too. Young children are more flexible in terms of holidays as they do not have the history of this is the way we do it. This year create a new holiday feel. A new holiday tradition and find ways to tweak the tradition to work in the new.
Onto today’s activities: Too Many Tamales by Ed Martinez is a story about family getting together for the holiday. Traditions they share AND a bit of oh no!
This is a great story to discuss problem and solution. What problem did Maria have? What solutions did they try? What finally worked and why? What could Maria have done differently?
Brainstorm with your child things they enjoy doing over the holidays. What do they remember? What do they want to do this year? How can you make this holiday different, but just as special? What special foods will you make? How will you connect with those you can’t see this holiday? Remember this is still a special and exciting time for your family, even if it is different!