Storywalk - Grandad's Camper
Grandad's Camper by Harry Woodgate
A child who enjoys Grandad's stories of his travels and adventures with Gramps persuades him to fix up their old camper and take another trip, in honor of Gramps.
CONTINUE THE FUN
Taking a trip like our characters do? Play Road Trip Games:
Road trips are always more fun with a road trip game! Here are a couple ideas:
The Alphabet Game:
How to Play:
- Choose a particular topic, like animals or food
- Start with the letter A and each person will take turns naming an item that starts with that letter
Example: We’ve decided to do food – so we’ll start by naming foods that start with A – apples, asparagus, anchovies, and so on.
- When you run out of ideas, change to the next letter – how many can you name for each letter?
How to Play:
- Take turns picking an item and each person will take turns guessing what the other sees
- Give a clue by saying “I spy with my little eye something ____” (for example: I spy with my little ey, something green.”
- Take turns guessing until something gets it right. Then someone else spies something.
What Color Is It?:
How to Play:
- Have one person list a bunch of things that are the same color and keep listing items until someone guesses the color
Example: fire engine, apple, stop sign… keep going until someone yells RED!
Talk About It
Do you have a favorite adult that you visit? What do you like best about visiting them? What are they like?
Let’s take the Wheels on the Bus and turn it into the Wheels on the Camper!
The Wheels on the Camper go round the round, round and round, round and round
The Wheels on the Camper go round and round, all through the town.
The doors on the camper go open and shut
The wipers on the camper go swish, swish swish swish
The horn on the camper goes beep beep beep
The people in the camper go chat chat chat, chat
Learn About It! The Pride Flag
There are many versions of the Pride flag. In 1978, Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California asked artist Gilbert Baker to create celebratory symbol for the LGBT community. The Rainbow Pride flag was created as the rainbow is one of the earliest recorded symbols of hope and each color has a distinct meaning.
The pink and turquoise were eventually dropped from the flag, leading to the traditional Rainbow Flag that is most commonly flown today.
- Red: Life
- Orange: Healing
- Yellow: Sunlight
- Green: Nature
- Blue: Harmony
- Violet: Spirit
The other Pride Flag that you may see displayed frequently is the “Progress” Pride Flag, which was created in 2018 by Daniel Quasar and incorporates the elements of Philadelphia’s People of Color Inclusive flag and as well as the Transgender Pride flag.
There are many other Pride flags specific to different communities within the LGBTQIA+ community. Learn more about Pride flags.
Learn about the Pride Flag
Publisher Activity Sheets
Where would you go if you had a camper van?
- Draw the place you’d most love to visit
- Coloring Sheet [PDF]
- Design your own camper van [PDF]
- Design a postcard to send to a friend or a family member [PDF]
Author Reading and Writing Activity:
More Books Like "Grandad's Camper"
More stories that celebrate the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. Looking for more stories that celebrate LGBTQIA+ families? Check out our Pride list [PDF].