Celebrate Grandparents Day
Make a handmade card, pick up the phone or head over the hills to Grandmother’s house: National Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day. (No, we didn’t make this up.)
Tthis holiday honoring grandparents was authorized by Congress and signed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. It’s the perfect opportunity to set aside a few hours for family.
*Do something together: Help Grandma make her “famous” cookies, or go fishing with Grandpa. Playing a board game might be a fun way to break the ice between multiple generations.
*Schedule an interview: Have the kids prepare a list of questions to ask their grandparents. Recording audio or video of the interview is a fun way to preserve their memories. Click HERE to see a list of sample questions.
* Make a family tree: For a more casual interview, children can ask their grandparents to help organize a family tree. Click HERE to download our family tree worksheet.
*Give a hug: If your family can’t spend the day with your own grandparents, visit with an elderly neighbor or arrange a trip to a local nursing home. Bring some of your child’s artwork, or ask if it’s OK to bring a pet.
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