Sunday, September 9th is Grandparents Day. We’ve got some ideas on what to do for them.
There is something unique about the bond between a grandparent and grandchild. Take some time to celebrate those special people in your child’s life this Grandparents Day, September 9th. Here are some ideas you can try:
- One of the best things you can give is time. Take your child to visit their grandparents or call/skype them if they are too far away. If your children’s grandparents are no longer living, consider adopting grandparents by visiting a nursing home or assisted living facility. Call ahead to find out when is the appropriate time to come by. Many older people don’t get as many guests as they would like and it would brighten their day to share their rich life stories with you and your little one.
- This is the perfect day to pull out old family photos. Share memories with your child and show them any pictures you have of their grandparents.
- A handmade drawing or craft is a treasure to grandparents. Have/help your child write out a list of reasons they love their grandparents and include that as a gift to them. For children too young to make a craft, you can give a nice, framed photo of the child.
- Take them out on a “date.” Plan a day out at the movies, or dinner, or even the park. Getting everyone out of the house is a treat and helps create lasting memories.
- Conduct an interview. Older people love to share stores, and kids eat them up. Come up with some questions to help get them started. Some helpful questions are “Where were you born? Where did you meet grandma/grandpa? What modern invention do you love that wasn’t around when you were my age?”