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National Grandparent’s Day Culinary Creations for Kids

Your child’s grandparents are major figures in their life. And that’s why Sept. 9th’s celebration of National Grandparent’s Day is so important. If you’re looking for a fun way to mark this day, try a kids’ cooking activity. Invite grandma and grandpa over for a day filled with kid-created culinary concoctions — supervised by you, of course. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these easy kid-friendly cooking ideas to share with grandma and grandpa. Healthy Salad Share the gift of health with your entire family for Grandparent’s Day. Salads are a healthy menu choice, and easy for...

National Grandparent’s Day Keepsake Crafts by Age

Celebrate National Grandparent’s Day with a cute keepsake craft. Not only are these artsy activities fun for the kids, but they give grandma and grandpa something to treasure. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift that the grandparents will adore, check out these crafty projects by age. Babies Even though your baby can’t actually make the art herself, she can help you to create a keepsake. How? Paint her feet with tempera and press them onto a piece of card stock paper. Of course, wash her feet off completely afterwards. Cut the paper out in the shape of a heart...

Multi-Media Portraits for National Grandparent’s Day

The first Sunday after Labor Day is a very special day. It’s National Grandparents Day! What can your family to do to celebrate grandma and grandpa? Try this fun-filled family portrait activity. You can adapt this artsy idea for children of all ages. Your younger kids can keep things basic, while older children can create more complex artistic representations. How can your kids get crafty and celebrate their grandparents? Check out this easy (but totally fun) idea! Materials Cardboard- reuse the front or side of an old large-sized box Markers, colored pencils or crayons Construction paper Craft felt Scissors Clear-drying...

National Grandparent’s Day Biography Activity

Celebrate National Grandparent’s Day on September 11th with a creative book-making activity! Even if your children see grandma and grandpa regularly, they might not know everything about their grandparents. This activity allows your child to build communication skills, while conducting her very own interview. In the process your child will learn new information about her grandparents and create a biography-style book too! Materials: Poster board Scissors Markers Paper (either lined paper if your child is handwriting the story or printer paper if she’s typing it on the computer). A stapler Optional: Craft felt and glue Instructions: Conduct the interview. This...

Heart to Heart Art for National Grandparent’s Day

Celebrate Grandparent’s Day with a loving arts and crafts activity! Kids can create heart-themed projects with grandma and grandpa, spending time together and making a cute keepsake. So, this September get your craft on and give your little artist the chance to create, create, create with her grandparents! Even if the grandparents aren’t exactly artsy, this easy heart to heart printing project is simple enough for even the novice crafter to try. Materials: Card stock paper Scissors Cotton balls Tempera paint A marker Instructions: Place two pieces of card stock on top of each other. Fold the stack of stock...

5 Books to Read on Grandparent’s Day

You celebrate Mother’s Day. You celebrate Father’s Day. But, what about Grandparent’s Day? Every September, kids around the county mark this day by showing the love, caring and respect that they have for grandma and grandpa. What’s one way to celebrate this special day? Pick a book (or a few) for your child to share with her grandparents. Check out these options for children to read on Grandparent’s Day! The Imaginary Garden, by Andrew Larsen and Irene Luxbacher. Theodora and her grandpa spend time together, creating a garden! Instead of sowing seeds, they paint a picture – reminding each other...

National Grandparent’s Day Kids’ Activities

National Grandparent’s Day is September 13. Founded by Marian McQuade, a housewife from West Virginia, this celebration was proclaimed a holiday in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter. Whether you’re a grandparent or you’re a parent who wants your child to spend time with grandma and grandpa, you have plenty of options for this very special day! Pack a Picnic Even preschoolers can help put together a picnic lunch for grandma and grandpa. Make sandwiches, toss together a salad (the kids can tear lettuce and mix a homemade dressing) and bake cookies or cupcakes to take as dessert. Create a Craft...

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