The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant captures the magic of family, old-fashioned travel and summertime!
When I was a kid, I couldn't wait for those special summers when our relatives came to visit!
They would pack up their stuff, grab the kids and travel in their camper all the way from Texas to the northeast.
They were city; we were country and the excitement and memories made once they arrived were unmatched!
Sometimes when the relatives arrived- after not seeing them for awhile, there were those shy or awkward moments for the kids--depending on the age and kid of course.
But, that soon faded and you find yourself talking long into the night, reminiscing and seeing how things have changed, and how they've stayed the same.
I don't know about you, but these days I've got family scattered all over the place. Even the ones that aren't far away, we don't get to see that much. But when we do, it's like the years melt away and you just talk and talk.
It's books like The Relatives Came that remind you of the stuff that's important and jog your memory of good times you had as a kid!
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant makes a great read-aloud and lends itself to some fun activities. Kids who have already read it will enjoy the fun activities below!
Fun Ideas to Go Along with The Relatives Came!
Take a Road Trip!
The relatives in this story traveled pretty far, but close trips are just as fun! Pick a place, pack a lunch and hit the road!
Make a Photo-Book or Frame a Family Photo!