Have you ever thought about how important grandparents are? From baking warm pies for you to teaching you their favorite card game, grandparents are a wonderful resource of love to both parents and kids. So, shouldn’t there be a day to officially honor their love? As it turns out, there is! National Grandparents’ Day is celebrated annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day (this year it falls on September 12). Grandparents and children have a special connection that ties them together. This day is an opportunity to treasure that relationship and spend some family time together. So, set aside some time on this day to honor the grandparents in your life with these meaningful ideas.
Make a Photograph Craft
Grandparents love pictures, it’s a fact. Whenever you go visit them, they ask for more – it’s time to change the photos they have in their frames. This is their way to feel connected to the family, even when they’re not together. So, for this day, why not incorporate pictures into a craft project? Have your children select their favorite photos (from funny to serious), print them out, and assemble them on a piece of cardboard. Cut the cardboard into a shape your kids have chosen (heart, sun, or even a bunny), and then have them glue the pictures on the cut-out frame. Your handmade and unique frame is ready!
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Bake a Treat
With this activity, you’ll make both grandparents and kids happy. Parents can help their children bake muffins or cookies for their grandparents. You can either resurrect an old family recipe or choose something that is more kid-friendly. To make things easier for you, this printable and delicious recipe is what you need. These “mini applesauce muffins” are easy and fun to bake, and a perfect balance between healthy and tasty. Once cooled off, you can add extra fun by having your kids decorate each one with something special.
Spend Time Together Coloring
What grandparents want the most is to spend time with their grandkids. And what better way to do so than spending a few hours coloring together? These wonderful printable Grandparents’ Day coloring pages are the perfect way to touch a grandparent’s heart. Once printed and colored, the pages can be turned into a card, or framed as a picture, so the grandparents can cherish and remember the time they spent together.
On National Grandparents’ Day, it really is the thought that counts—just make sure your grandparents know that you’re thinking of them. No matter what you decide to do, if it’s done with love, it will forever be special to grandma and grandpa.