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Families For Life’s annual ‘Celebrating Our Grands’ on Saturday, 9 October 2021 celebrates the strong bonds between multiple generations of the family. Celebrated a day after Children’s Day, the 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 (such as grandaunts or granduncles) in each of their unique ways.
‘Celebrating Our Grands’ is a day to show our appreciation for our grands. Make your very own origami craft and present it to your grands with a handwritten message of ‘Love’, ‘Care and Concern’, ‘Commitment’ and ‘Respect’ on Saturday, 9 October 2021.
Download the folding instructions, message card and origami paper of your preferred origami craft below.
Watch tutorial on how to
fold an Origami Heart
Watch tutorial on how to
fold an Origami Tulip Flower
How to Participate:
Step 1: Show your grands how much you love them with one of the above origami crafts.
Step 2: Unleash your creativity on the origami craft. Decorate it the way you like and pen your message which includes at least one of these family values (Love, Care & Concern, Commitment or Respect) on the card.
Step 3: Snap a photo of your completed origami and handwritten card, and submit your entry on the FFL Facebook giveaway post (coming soon on 1 Oct 2021) with hashtag #CelebratingOurGrands.
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In conjunction with Celebrating Our Grands on 9 October 2021, I Feel Young SG and Families for Life jointly present "Get Creative with Ah Gong & Ah Ma", a short-video competition to celebrate intergenerational bonding between seniors and youth.
Celebrate the spirit of being young at heart and enjoy a time of intergenerational bonding by joining the contest! From performing goofy lip syncs to dancing in matching outfits, get creative with an original routine or recreate memes and capture those merry moments on video.
The benefits of intergenerational bonding extend both ways: Grands and seniors can be mentors, with a wealth of experiences, share their stories and values. While Grandchildren and youth, with their energy, keep their seniors young at heart and also experiment new technology trends with them.
Fun and meaningful activities build intergenerational relationships and strengthen family bonds. We hope this contest will not only help to bridge generational gaps, but also enhance mutual understanding between young and old. If you're a senior, take this opportunity to have fun and enjoy some quality family time. If you're a youth, show appreciation to your Grands for their contributions to your family and our nation!
Contest runs from now till 29 October 2021 and is open to all residents in Singapore. Winners will be announced on Friday, 12 November 2021 on the I Feel Young SG page. For more details, visit go.gov.sg/getcreative. T&Cs apply.
Well-known Singaporean illustrator, Ah Guo 阿果 , specially designed 3 special pieces of artwork each to depict the special relationships between grandchildren and their grandparents for Celebrating Our Grands.
Download the colouring sheets to colour your own version of these lovely grandparents and grandchildren scenes.
The Amazing Bird Whisperer
The Great Durian Connoisseur
The Grand Taichi Master
Or download these beautiful coloured versions to create your personalised postcards and greeting cards with them for your beloved Grands!