Grandparents Day Activities
Here are some unique Grandparents Day activities, crafts and gifts to enjoy with your family in September.
- This Grandparents Day activity can be for a whole
just you and
your grandparent(s). Gather colored paper, stickers, pens or markers
and a large poster board to create a family tree OR put together a
family tree scrapbook with photos, names, birthdates and
lineage charts. If you have a crowd, have everyone work on their own
page showing a different family or family member.
- Interview your grandparent on video to preserve
your grandparent has a skill, ability or hobby such as playing the
banjo or restoring old cars, record this and get them talking about how
they started. You can also ask questions like: What do you
remember about the first day you were a grandparent? What do you
remember about your grandparents? Who is your favorite
grandchild?...Naw, just kidding!
- If you want time for several Grandparents Day
organize a family reunion for this
year. Plan a day of food, games, talking, talking, and talking some
- Ask your grandparent to join you in putting on a
for the rest of the family. You could have a cooking show demonstrating
a family favorite recipe with you as the assistant chef. You could
perform a humorous "then and now" comedy routine. You could compose a
song or poem about the special relationship between grandparents and
grandchildren and present it together.
- These ideas for Grandparents Day sparkle! Gather one or
more other relatives and wash
your grandparents windows with one person on the outside and one on the
inside OR wash your grandparents cars.
- Plan and
prepare a picnic, brunch or dinner for Grandparents Day. Invite each
family member or guest to tell one memory about the honored guests and
to ask one question about a memory the grandparents have. Get ready for
a meaningful day of sharing.
- Ask around with family and friend to see if
you can find any newsworthy events that took place in your
grandparent's life. This doesn't have to be CBS Evening News. Look at
small local papers and church or school papers. The news might be about
work accomplishments, sports events or club projects (Boy Scouts,
Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.) Assemble a story board with copies of the
articles, photos, family memories, and souvenirs.
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