1. Talk about the many family traditions portrayed throughout the book. Make a list with your child of your family traditions. Think about the holidays and what your family traditions are that you do to celebrate each holiday. Pick a favorite holiday and write with your child -
What do you do?
Where does this happen?
When do you celebrate (month, time of day, etc.) ?
Why do you celebrate ?
2. Create a family tree. Talk about where did your family come from?
Who are your grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins?
3. Create a quilt out of paper.
You could use tangram shapes to help you plan your quilt.
You can trace and cut out the shapes using these forms.
Use colored paper or cut up magazines to make your quilt.
4. Create a real quilt for your room.
Take fabric and cut into squares.
Have each member of your family decorate each square.
After you have created at least 12 squares, sew them together to make a quilt.
You might want to add pieces of fabric from things around your house that remind you of special times like your old baby blanket, an old tablecloth your family used for special holidays, an old tie from your Dad or Granddad, etc.