Welcome to Grandma Lizzie’s House

Where parents and grandparents will find a variety of creative, fun, and educational activities that can be enjoyed together to build strong relationships and lasting memories.
Crankenstein Valentine

Crankenstein Valentine

This monstrously funny Valentine's Day story about the world's crankiest kid, written by Samantha Berger and illustrated by a Caldecott Medal-winning artist, Dan Santat.Who is Crankenstein? He may look like an ordinary boy, but he can turn into mumbling, grumbling...

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Story Pyramid

Story Pyramid

Print out the Story Pyramid template with the lines and write a story with your grandchild about any event you shared together this past year. It could be about a birthday celebration, a holiday, a vacation, or a visit to a museum or park. If you are not able to be...

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Surprise Popcorn

Your family will be surprised when they taste this white chocolate covered popcorn and it's easy to make! Surprise Popcorn 8 cups Popped popcorn 1 lb. white chocolate candy coating ¼ cup Peanut butter Put chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave and heat until...

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Caring For Animals

Caring For Animals

Showing compassion for animals can help children learn to be kind to all living things.If you have a pet teach your children and grandchildren to be gentle. Show them how to pet an animal on the back instead of on the face. They shouldn't tease or roughhouse with a...

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Holocaust Remembrance Days

There are a number of International Holocaust Remembrance Days. This is a great time to talk to children about prejudice, justice, love for our fellowmen, and acceptance. World War II is part of the 6th grade course of study and when I talk with my students about the...

Nacho Popcorn

Nacho Popcorn 16 cups popped popcorn 1/4 cup butter 1-2 teaspoons Mexican chili powder 1-2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese Place popcorn in a large bowl. Melt butter and pour over popcorn. Shake the bowl so the popcorn is...

Dear Children of the Earth by Schim Schimmel

A remarkable letter from Mother Earth asking for help from children everywhere and entrusting them with her protection. The illustrations are exquisite. After reading the book have your child write their own letter to Mother Earth telling what they can do to protect...

Logan’s Special Day

Logan and I had a fun time at Wheeler Farm. There were new piglets that he got to pet. He loved climbing on the old tractors. And as always there's a fun craft project. Logan loves to create things from wood and then paint them.

Christmas Traditions

The women in my family have a fun Christmas tradition that has be going on for 10 years. The first Saturday in December we gather for a pot luck lunch and a service project. Most years we make items to donate but this year we all brought food for the local food bank....