I’m going pink throughout October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and my wonderful mother, who is a breast cancer survivor. Today, I want to share some ideas for making a breast cancer patient or survivor feel extra special.
Make a “10 Things I Love About You” Book – for Preschoolers
Your preschooler can make a very special gift for someone close who has breast cancer or is a breast cancer survivor. The gift can also be a meaningful math activity at the same time. Of course, this wouldn’t have to be just for a breast cancer patient or survivor. You could make a “10 Things I Love About You” book for a holiday like Mother’s Day or Grandparents Day, too.
Free Printable for “10 Things I Love About You” Book
If you’d like to help your preschooler make a “10 Things I Love About You” book, click here to download a counting book PDF file. If you’d like to edit your book, click here to download an editable Word document. The PDF file is ready for printing.
Print out the book using the double-sided setting on your printer, or print out one page and turn the page over to print out the next page. Cut the pages in half. (The cover and “by”/”love” page are at the end of the printable instead of the beginning to allow for blank pages when printing on both sides of the cardstock.)
Suggestions for Making a “10 Things I Love About You” Book
- To make a “10 Things I Love About You” book, you only need 4 sheets of pink 8½” x 11” cardstock. You could use pink stickers for the cover.
- After printing out and cutting apart the pages, write your child’s name or have your child write his or her name on the “love” page.
- You can ask your child questions to help him or her come up with 10 things, such as “What do you like that Grandma does with you?,” “What do you like that Grandma cooks?,” and “What do you like about how Grandma looks?”
- Have your child dictate the 10 things while you write the answers in the book. Your child could draw pictures if he or she wishes.
- If it’s too difficult for your child to decide on 10 things, you can use the editable document to make a “5 Things I Love About You” book.
- Punch holes and tie a 15″ ribbon for the book binding, or use another type of binding.
“10 Things I Love About You” Ideas for Elementary Age Through Adults
A person at any age can make a “10 Things I Love About You” gift. I first heard about “10 Things I Love About You” as a popular scrapbooking theme. An elementary-aged child through an adult could create a “10 Things I Love About You” scrapbook page, mini scrapbook, or framed subway art gift. See “How to Create Subway Art Gifts” and “Help Your Child Create Unforgettable Cards and Gifts through Digital Scrapbooking.”
Word Art Freebies for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
“When Life Kicks You” Word Art Freebie (without watermark)
Hope Word Art Freebie (without watermark)
You can get more ideas for honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month in last year’s Go Pink Blog Hop.
Are you doing something special in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
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