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springparrot
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Gift basket ideas, please

Post by springparrot »

I have a good friend that is having a double mastectomy soon.
When she gets out of the hospital, she is going to need some distractions and fun.
I thought about making her a basket of things she can do with her grandson and keep her busy too.

So far, I have
coloring books
crayons
markers
pipe cleaners
cards for solitary

Any other suggestions?

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Re: Gift basket ideas, please

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springparrot wrote:I have a good friend that is having a double mastectomy soon.
When she gets out of the hospital, she is going to need some distractions and fun.
I thought about making her a basket of things she can do with her grandson and keep her busy too.

So far, I have
coloring books
crayons
markers
pipe cleaners
cards for solitary

Any other suggestions?
How about some snacks while they do the crafts like microwave popcorn or cookies?
How old is the grandson?

And what a GREAT friend you are Molly!!
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BahamaBreeze wrote:
springparrot wrote:I have a good friend that is having a double mastectomy soon.
When she gets out of the hospital, she is going to need some distractions and fun.
I thought about making her a basket of things she can do with her grandson and keep her busy too.

So far, I have
coloring books
crayons
markers
pipe cleaners
cards for solitary

Any other suggestions?
How about some snacks while they do the crafts like microwave popcorn or cookies?
How old is the grandson?

And what a GREAT friend you are Molly!!
Ohhh, those are great ideas!!!
I think he is about 4ish???

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Post by BahamaBreeze »

Watercolors?
String beads/colored macaroni...OK, its a boy, but he can make grandmother a necklace?
Puzzles from the Dollar Tree?
Pinecone Birdfeeders - Cover a pinecone with peanut butter, then roll in birdseed.
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BahamaBreeze wrote:Watercolors?
String beads/colored macaroni...OK, its a boy, but he can make grandmother a necklace?
Puzzles from the Dollar Tree?
Pinecone Birdfeeders - Cover a pinecone with peanut butter, then roll in birdseed.
Grandma was a Kindergarten teacher for years, so she knows all the right things to do with kids, but during this recouperation time, I just want to make it easier for her.

She is a really special person. :D

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Post by SMLCHNG »

Stickers are always fun, if the grandson is younger? Some easy Origami? Leggo's?

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SMLCHNG wrote:Stickers are always fun, if the grandson is younger? Some easy Origami? Leggo's?
Thanks Penny

Trying to find some fun things for them to do.

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Post by smiller »

My kids love playing with Playdo with my parents. They make all different types of food. Just don't eat it. It's a little salty. :D
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Post by pbans »

smiller wrote:My kids love playing with Playdo with my parents. They make all different types of food. Just don't eat it. It's a little salty. :D
I still love playing with playdoh.....we used to make our own sometimes....
http://www.food.com/recipe/kool-aid-play-dough-14788

Not much to add, Molly....but what a sweet idea....
Caitlin LOVED making those little keychains out of beads....you could make lizards or whatever....we spent hours doing those!
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions.
We have a group of friends that might be adding to the basket too, so I'm sure all these suggestions will be used.
:D :D

Keep them coming

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A BN screen name?? 8) 8) 8) :wink: :wink: :wink:

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I too was going to say Playdo.

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Keep the ideas coming :D

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Post by JollyMon66 »

Play-doh for sure. Small lego kits
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Finger puppets.
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