Intentional Spiritual Grandparenting matters!
That is why we are pleased to offer resources to equip you with simple ideas and tips. Below you fill find everything you need to put together a Grandtastic Adventure kit as well as other resources we recommend. Watch this video to hear about some of the reasons and vision for this initiative.
Check out our Grand-tastic Adventure Resource Page for book recommendations, 2 minute videos with tips and ideas on a variety of topics and other resources related to grandparenting for faith.
What to Expect in the Resource Kit:
Downloadable Resources for Print:
- Blessing Cards
- “Blessing Balm” card
- God sightings card
- Star Sheet for God sightings
- Question Cards
- Reel Family Time Conversation Card
- “All About my Grandchild” page
- “All About my Grandparent” page
- Photo Challenge page
- Daily Prayer Guide page
- Food, Missions and Serving Page
- Ministry Leader Instruction sheet that contains everything you need to know to put together this resource for the grandparents in your church
- The Grandtastic logo (colour and b+w) is also included in the download folder for you to use
F.A.Q. for Ministry Leaders
Q: Why Grandparents?
A: Because intentional Christian grandparenting matters! We believe that investing in ministry with children means investing in equipping parents to nurture faith and that includes grandparents! Grandparents are the second most influential people, after parents in the lives of kids and we want to equip you with simple resources that will strengthen grandparents in their role to spiritually nurture the faith lives of their kids and grandkids.
Q: What does it cost?
A: It all depends on how you might want to customise the resource for your community! If you follow just the basic resource here you will need to purchase some kind of box/container to put the materials in, a package of microwave popcorn, lip balm, a jar/container to collect gratitude cards and the cost of printing the resources.
Q: Do I have to create this exactly as described?
A: No! You can create it exactly as is or customise it in any way that makes sense for the grandparents in your church!
Q: Do I have to put it in a memory box?
A: You do not have to use a memory box. We used a memory box for our example because it creates the idea of creating intentional memories together, but you can use any type of box, container or bag that makes sense for your community.
Q: What is the age range for this resource?
A: This resource has been created to be used intergenerationally. The ideas are geared towards grandkids under the age of 11, however a lot of it can be used and adapted with any age. For more ideas to use with teenage and older grandkids contact Tanya.