10 Easy Ways Your Family Can Celebrate Grandparents Day 2021
Celebrate the grandmas and grandpas in your child's life on Grandparents Day, Sept. 12, 2021
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4. Read a grandparents-themed book.
These books include grandparents to help you celebrate all things Grandma and Grandpa. Have your kids snuggle up with their grandparents (or look at them on the screen) and read away.
The Berenstain Bears Grandparents are Great!
Recommended ages: 3-7
Brother and Sister Bear love to spend time with Gramps and Gran. This book features two humorous stories about the beloved bear family.
Just Grandma, Grandpa, and Me
Recommended ages: 3-7
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is spending the day with Grandma and Grandpa in these classic stories. This 2-in-1 picture book looks at the memories that grandparents help us create.
How to Babysit a Grandma
Recommended ages: 5-8
Celebrate the bond between grandmas and grandkids with this New York Times bestseller that puts the kids in charge of babysitting, if just for one day. With the useful tips found in this book, kids are guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time.
5. Hold a grandparents-themed scavenger hunt.
Help your kids come up with a list of basic household items. Set a timer and let the grandparents bring items back to the screen (if video chatting) or sofa. Then, switch roles and let grandparents tell the kids what to collect.
6. Let kids create Grandparents Day crafts as keepsakes.
These Grandparents Day crafts can be made by various ages. Grandma and Grandpa are sure to cherish your kid’s hard work.
- Grandparents Award: Toddlers and up can make this craft for their grandparents. All you need is a paper plate, yellow paint, red construction paper, a marker, and some embellishments for your award (stickers, pompoms, glitter glue, etc.).
- Make a photo album for Grandma and Grandpa: Capture your children’s silly expressions and personalities and pass them along to grandma and grandpa. Print some pictures from your camera roll or social media accounts. Organize them in an album so that their grandparents can always look at their grandkids’ antics.
- All About Grandma Printable: Grandma will get a good chuckle from this questionnaire’s response. Print it and have your child answer the questions—or create your own. Their answers are sure to amuse you.
7. Test your Grandparents Day trivia.
See how much you really know about Grandparents Day. Here are a few sites you can check out to test your knowledge.
- Grandparents Day Trivia from Quizizz
- Grandparents Day Fun Facts from Book Chatter
- Grandparents Day Facts from SoftSchools.com
8. Try a fun app your kids can use with their grandparents.
Your child loves their iPad and phone. So, use those devices to play a game with their grandparents wherever they may be.
- Scrabble Go: Play the classic Scrabble game you know and love. Users can easily find and start games, plus send each other fun and easy-to-use chat emojis and phrases. Unlock chests to discover and collect a variety of tiles. Then show off new tiles to others in the game as they compete.
- Words With Friends: Enjoy the word play game where players take turns building words crossword-puzzle style. Keep minds sharp while choosing the ideal move on the board.
- Touchnote: Send printed, personalized postcards, greeting cards, and other photo products. The app lets members send custom-made, real cards straight from their phone.
9. Take a virtual visit to their homeland.
Go for an online field trip to your child’s grandparents homeland. Whether they grew up in New York City or Japan, learn about the city or country’s culture, history, holidays, and more.
10. Color Grandparents Day pictures.
Kids can take their crayons, markers, paints, and colored pencils to add some color to these Grandparents Day coloring pages. Here are a few links to get you started.