Sharing the Spirit of the Holidays: Senior Citizen Visit
- 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.