I read that kids like the idea of medals and seeing medals. I run/walk virtual races and collect the medals, so I had some I could show the little ones when we filmed our episode on medals and awards. And when it comes to awarding medals, let’s face it—we probably all deserve at least one. We’ve helped home school the children, entertained them, worked from home, and otherwise tried to make our children’s lives as normal as living with the Covid threat would allow. And parents have done a heck of a job. But the little ones have also had to adapt to a new normal that has involved mask-wearing, isolation from their friends and classmates, schooling at home, and a host of other changes that have rocked their young worlds. So they, too, are candidates for medals.
I decided back in March when we started filming our GG Sprinkles videos that I would try very hard to only use materials for any of my demonstrations that I already had around the house. During the height of the quarantine, I wasn’t leaving the house anyway, so it only made sense. For medal making, I used poster board, ribbon, markers, and as much glitter and sparkle as I could find in my craft supplies. We made one together after reading a poem about how nice it is to get medals. With Father’s Day approaching, that was an idea to run with for a medal recipient.
This was also our 50th episode, so we celebrated a little with a medal of our own. So here’s our Medals episode. And our 50th. Enjoy!