6 Ways to Celebrate Grandparent's Day (Free Printable)

Celebrate Grandparent's Day with these fun ideas and a free printable activity guide!

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Grandparents are special people. I was lucky to have a grandpa that I was very close to until he passed away when I was 15. My boys love spending time with their 3 living grandparents, and keep my dad (grandpa in heaven) close to their hearts as well.

Since 1978, the Sunday after Labor Day has been declared Grandparent's Day - a day to celebrate the older and often wiser members of our families. The ones who sometimes say yes when mom or dad would say no; the ones who hold our hands and our hearts forever. 

This year we're celebrating Grandparent's Day as part of our Family Dinner Book Club, and I have 6 fun project ideas to help you celebrate too!

6 Ways to Celebrate Grandparent's Day

Make a Family Tree

Creating a family tree is always a fun project, and sure to be one your grandparent will love to see! You can make a crafty art project (get inspired with 9 family tree activities here), or make it a homeschool project with a printable genealogy workbook here.

Send a Senior Postcard

If your grandparent lives far away they will love to receive a handmade postcard. We send them to our grandparents' friends too! This is a wonderful kindness project as well. Get the printable postcards here.

Spend the Day Together

There is nothing a grandparent loves more than spending time with their kids and grandkids. Surprise them with a visit, a fun outing, or a special meal.

Family Photo Collage

Collect family photos and make a collage to display! Grandmas love photos and yours will surely love to have a handmade collage for her home.

Interview a Grandparent

When I was in high school I interviewed my grandpa for a research paper. It was fascinating to hear his stories about serving in World War II, and I am so glad that I wrote them down to share with my own children. Spend time asking your grandparents about their lives and save their responses for future generations.

Write a Story 

You don't need to write a research paper like I did. Instead, give your child a blank book to create a story featuring their grandparent! Be sure to reada wonderful book about grandparents for inspiration, and grab a printable book template here.

Get the Printable Guide

Get all these ideas, plus fun facts about Grandparent's Day in this month's Family Dinner Book Club guide! Simply enter your information below to have the printable delivered right to your inbox.

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