Let our stories spark the imagination of our children, "creating pictures in [their] heads" of our childhood and in this way strengthening their identity and sense of personal ancestry.
In April introduce your (grand)children to your memories of:
1) Your earliest memory of getting lost in a book.
I have vivid memories of being curled up in the corner of my bedroom curled up in a nest of pillows forgoing lunch on a Saturday afternoon not willing to leave Anne alone in her struggle to belong to a family ~ Anne of Green Gables
2) Your favourite childhood toy and what you cherished about the toy and if you still have this toy bring it out and share it while you tell your story.
3) Describe your childhood Easter traditions.
4) Discuss the Easter traditions that you have established for your family remembering that no tradition is a tradition and your reasons.
5) Any memories you have of mud and spring.
I was 8 years old when playing with friends at the top of a favourite sledding hill I slipped and slide down the length of the hill on my back. I returned home covered entirely in mud except for my eyes - a mud monster.
6) Your favourite spring flowers.
7) When you think back to your childhood what activities was/is associated with spring take time to talk to your (grand)children about these memories.
8) Share any childhood family activities associated with spring.
Collecting pussy willows is a family tradition from my childhood and one I have continued. We would as a family drive the countryside looking for pussy willows and more than once Dad lost the muffler on the car on muddy back roads.
9) What your favourite Easter candy or food treat was/is.
10) Bunnies factor large in North American spring culture. Share your memories of spring rabbits.