GRAND Magazine - March/April 2012 - (Page 8)

grand central Keeping An internet search yielded bat house design plans and lots of information about bats. Rob adapted the plans to the size of the wood and spent the better part of three weeks fabricating 22 kits in his garage. He also created a PowerPoint presentation designed to dispel myths about bats that cause people to fear them. On the day of the meeting the troop leaders set up tables in the local school cafeteria, provided a projector screen for Rob’s presentation, and brought waterbased paints. The girls (who brought their own hammers) assembled and painted the bat houses in about one messy, joyously colorful hour. Says Rob, “It was amazing to watch, and the look of joy on each girl’s face as she worked on her own bat house was precious.” Share this article with your friends. What’s new? email us & let us Oodles of grand Rob St. Germain building bat houses with Brownies Brownies & bat houses When asked to do “something” for his granddaughter’s Brownie troop, Rob St. Germain of Ashland, Massachusetts, decided to create bat house kits, one for each member of the troop. “I had a stack of old boards from a wide pine floor I had replaced several years before, and it seemed like a nice opportunity to recycle that old wood.” 8 GRAND MARCH APRIL 2012 When Bart Stamper Eileen Meier, becam tance grandparents, discovered that stay on the radar with th grandkids was challe ing. So they created Grandoodlez.com to families nurture dee relationships. Grandoodlez has lo unique ways to have anytime, not just in r time. In the same wa grownups use words, use art and imaginati play to express them children may not wan the phone, but they c doodlez to keep in tou ing, acting, singing an Families can crea cards and books, dr doodles, record vide leave notes on the “ share photos and vi from mobile devices Completely privat http://www.Grandoodlez.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - March/April 2012

GRAND – Mar/Apr 2012
Grand View
Safety Buzz: When in Doubt, Run!
Readers Write: Hair Balls and Shark Attacks . . .
Table of Contents
Grand Central
10 Things You Can Learn from Your Grandchildren
Blood & Money (book excerpt)
Grandparent Rights: Second Chance
Is a Prenup Right for You?
Ah, Tweet Mystery of Life
Memories of My Grandparents: Gram
Cover Story: Diane Ladd & Robert Charles Hunter
School Readiness: Wide-Eyed & Full of Wonder
Toys ’n Tech: Gadgets Galore!
Healthy Grandparents: Biopsy: Prostate Cancer
Healthy Grandkids: Smoothies
Bloom with Every Season

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2012

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