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Sharing the Spirit of the Holidays: Senior Citizen Visit

By Beth Newingham on December 18, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

The holidays are a time to think about those who are less fortunate. Another group of people to remember are those senior citizens who are confined to a nursing home or a senior citizen center. Many of these residents get very few visitors during the holidays and would love a holiday visit from a class of elementary students.

When visiting the center, you can plan to have your students do a fun craft with the seniors. A great way to spread cheer in the senior center or nursing home is to have students work with the seniors to make ornaments that can be hung on a special tree in the nursing home. Your students can also read holiday books with the seniors or even sing holiday songs with the help of your school’s music teacher.

Click on these Scholastic links for cool ornament projects and other craft ideas to make with the seniors or in your own classroom!"

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