Celebrate Grandparents Day!
This year, Grandparents Day falls on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Grandparents Day acknowledges the vital role that grandparents play in our society as providers of care, love and guidance to their children and grandchildren, and the cultural memories they share. Grandparents Day recognizes the irreplaceable role grandparents have in their families and in the wider community.
Grandparents are important to children in so many ways. They have patience and time when parents are busy. They have stories to tell and interesting games to play. They also offer treats and spoiling, which kids all need from time to time!
Celebrate the role grandparents play in your life on Grandparents Day with these 5 activities!
1. Cook a Family Recipe Together
Cook or bake a favorite recipe that has been in the family for generations. Whether it’s your mother’s strawberry shortcake or your aunt’s streusel-topped apple cake, delight in the adventure of creating a family recipe with your grandchildren.
2. No Parents Allowed
Connect with your grandkids by going out on a fun special outing when parents are not in tow. Head to a ball game or the zoo, or take in the latest exhibit at a museum.
3. Show off a Memory Box
On Grandparents Day, bring out your box of treasures and show the objects to your grandchildren, sharing stories and explaining why these items are special to you. What kids often love more than anything is learning something new that was “cool” a long time ago.
4. Look through Family Albums
Grab the family books—not your grandchild’s, but their parents. There is nothing children like better than seeing their parent as peer and finding out about their family’s history.
5. Make a Special Grandparents Day Craft
Gather your grandkids and make a cute keepsake together. It’s a fun way to spend Grandparents Day together! Here are a few sites to give you lots of ideas…
Activity Village Grandparents Day Crafts
DLTK’s Crafts for Kids – Grandparents Day
Busy Bee Grandparents Day Crafts for Kids
Happy Grandparents Day!