6 Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day (or any special day)
6 Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day with your grandchildren no matter where you live!
Some of us live close to our grandchildren and some of us have hundreds of miles between us, but near or far you can still celebrate with your grandchildren.
- Kids love to Facetime. If you live far from your grandchildren arrange a time to talk to them and send them some questions about their parents in advance that they need to “research” to answer. Things like “What’s your mom’s favorite color?” “What was dad’s first pet?” “What’s moms or dads best childhood memory?” “What do your mom and dad remember most about their grandparents?” I could go on and on but you get the idea. Then let them prepare a set of questions for you in advance too and send to you. There’s no way you will run out of things to talk about!
- If your grandchildren live close get them in the kitchen and make them your assistants. They love helping and older kids especially take great pride in sharing something they made for the family. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate but if you are looking for some special treats check out two of NanaHood’s Boards on Pinterest. Food and Recipes Holidays and if you are a blueberry fan, here’s a board for you Blueberries Rock.
- Create some artwork together. My oldest granddaughter is excited to try melted crayon art. I did a little research and found a really cool website that shows you different ways to create some neat pictures using a glue gun, crayons and a hair dryer. Check it out! Melted Crayon Art.
- Take some pictures together and choose the best one to frame. Get one for you and one for your grandchild. Try outside pictures as natural lighting is much better for photography.
- Join them at their school event celebrating Grandparents Day and if you can’t be there, ask someone to video it for you or make pictures and then call them to let them know you wish you could have been there and how much you appreciate them.
- Read them a bedtime story via Facebook or record it and send it to them. There are lots of great books books for children and you can find some of my favorites on my Kid’s Books Board on Pinterest. Listen to their prayers and blow night-night kisses. Being a part of their bedtime routine is special.
I got to attend a Grandparents Day breakfast this morning and we turned our donut into Micky because we are BIG #Disney fans and it was so easy to do! The other kids were jealous and then they all wanted Micky donuts!
If you are a grandparent I hope you have a great Grandparents Day and if you have children, don’t forget to celebrate the day in whatever fashion you think would be fun!
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