Grandparents’ Day September 9 – Do Something Grand

grandparent“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children” – Alex Haley.

Grandparents’ Day is coming up on September 9, and whether your children’s grandparents are near or far, here are some ways you may honor and celebrate their relationship.

Create a mini photo album. By using an online photo album service such as Shutterfly or MyPublisher, you can create mini-photo albums with your child’s scanned artwork and special photos of them with their grandparents. You can add your child’s thoughts about their grandparents to the album, as well as other quotes and memories.

Grandparents questionnaire. Check Pinterest or TeachersPayTeachers for free downloadable questionnaires your child can fill out (with assistance if necessary) about their grandparents. It’ll be fun to hear their uninhibited answers.

Send a hug. For those whose grandparents live far away, you can “send a hug”! Trace your child’s hands on construction paper or cardstock. Assist your child in cutting out the hands, as well as three heart-shaped pieces. Cut slits into each piece and connect them by threading each piece with ribbon. Have your child write a message on the hearts and put your “hug” in the mail!

A few more traditional ways to celebrate: enjoy a meal together, give them a phone call or Skype session, and make a homemade card. With all of the love grandparents have for their grandchildren, honoring them on Grandparents’ Day is a way to sprinkle some stardust into their lives. JP

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