"On The Road" Collage Craft for Kids-- Using magazine cut-outs, scrap paper, and cardboard. Make the road and the city skyline as long as you like! Use up scraps, integrate "Tiny Town" style houses and buildings.
Have a letter writing station where parents and siblings can write a letter to their loved one about how much they miss them and what has changed over the year that they have been gone. Attach it to the balloon for the balloon for the balloon release.