Brought to you by Families for Life – Celebrating Our Grands (9 Oct 2021)

Families For Life - Celebrating Our Grands

Families for Life gears up for its annual “Celebrating Our Grands” campaign with a slew of activities to encourage families to appreciate and spend time with their grands, including grandparents, grand uncles, and aunts.

Anchored on 9 October 2021, a day after Children’s Day, Celebrating Our Grands honours the strong ties that bind between the different generations. This nation-wide celebration hopes to inculcate important family values of ‘Love’, ‘Care & Concern’, ‘Commitment’ and ‘Respect’ in our young and encourage them to show appreciation for their grandparents or elderly extended family members.

Gift an Origami

A day to show our appreciation for our grands, unleash your creativity and join 309,000 children across 950 preschools and 185 primary schools to make your very own origami craft and present it to them with a handwritten message of ‘Love’, ‘Care and Concern’, ‘Commitment’ and ‘Respect’ on Saturday, 9 October 2021.

Celebrating Our Grands FFLFamilies for Life Council reached out to 309,000 children across 950 preschools and 185 primary schools as part of annual “Celebrating Our Grands” initiative.

Need some guidance? Visit FFL’s page to download and watch step-by-step video instructions where you can choose between an origami heart or tulip craft design. What’s more, stand to win attractive prizes with your personally decorated artwork by uploading a snapshot of your completed origami and handwritten card penned with your message to grandma/grandpa, based on at least one of FFL’s family values. Remember to hashtag #CelebratingOurGrands! More details on FFL’s Facebook and Instagram on 1 October 2021.

Families For Life - Celebrating Our Grands origami

Get Creative with Ah Gong & Ah Ma

Families for Life and I Feel Young SG jointly present “Get Creative with Ah Gong & Ah Ma”, a short-video competition to celebrate intergenerational bonding between seniors and youth.

Designed to bridge generational gaps and enhance mutual understanding between young and old, spend quality time together and strengthen the intergenerational family bond. Plus, win up to $500 CapitaVouchers! For more details, visit here.

Comic Strip

Launching 9 October, read all about Celebrating Our Grands through the eyes of young Aisha. Often, it is the everyday shared experiences that keep us close, and as a family, we play an important role in each other’s lives. This brand-new snazzy comic will be published on FFL’s Facebook and website on 9 October 2021.

Madame Tussauds – Virtual Images of Singapore

Loved hearing all about your grandparents’ past and want to learn more to connect better with them? Be one of the forty families to experience a blast from the past. Explore 200 years of Singapore’s history and its key leaders and monuments with a familiar figure – the Kopi boy who plays the role of a time travelling host!

A virtual Zoom experience, visit and immerse yourselves in different time periods such as the Fishing Village in 1819, Jubilee Cinema in 1941 and the TV Shop in 1965. Learn interesting anecdotes about the Singapore from our Grands’ time and meet key figures (e.g. Orang Laut and Samsui Women) that have shaped our future. Sign up here.

Check out FFL’s website for more tips to enrich intergenerational family life and fun activities to do with the whole family. For more information, visit FFL website, Facebook or Instagram pages.

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