Celebrate Grandparent's Day on September 9th!

By Jenny Sites September 6, 2018

Grandparent’s Day is always celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day – this year it will be on September 9th. Grandparents bring wisdom and joy into our lives! 

Here is a list of ideas for you to celebrate your grandparents:

  • Make them a home-made card
  • Bake them a special treat
  • Take them flowers or a plant
  • Choose a beautiful photo frame, or make your own. This is one holiday that it’s ok to give someone a photo of yourself! 
  • Make them a gift – something with hand prints is always fun because everyone can see how much each little hand grows each year.

You can also do some fun activities with your grandparents:

  • Interview your grandparents. They have so many things to share with you, there is no way you won’t discover something new! Grandparents tell the best stories.
  • Cook with them. Ask them to show you their favorite recipe and help them make it.
  • Play a board game. Let them pick a favorite or teach them one of yours.
  • Take them for a drive through a National Park.  (see the article on free kid's admission here)
  • Take a walk.
  • Go fishing.
  • Look through old photo albums.
  • Take them out to eat at their favorite restaurant.

Don’t have grandparents nearby? Give them a call!  

Plus, why not stop by the local Nursing home or assisted living center and take a few minutes to visit with the elderly living in your community? They will remember your thoughtfulness and you might just make a new friend!

Grandparent’s day fun fact: In 1978 President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor Day National Grandparent’s Day.*