Gather the children and celebrate Grandparents in September on Grandparents Day or any time of the year!
Celebrate by eating a meal together. Whether you go out to a restaurant, have a picnic, or bring a meal over, eating together gets us talking, laughing, and catching up on the latest news. Don’t forget dessert!
Play a game that the Grandparents might like to play. Learn to play some of the old games like chess, checkers, pinochle, bridge, cribbage, croquet, horseshoes, etc… that they might know.
Dance, sing, bring your musical instruments, or bring favorite music of Grandparents.
Reminiscewith a Grandparent about their childhood years, young adulthood, or any other special time in their life. Ask questions, look at old scrapbooks or other personal treasures from past times.
Take a drive and go for ice cream, a walk in the park, or around public gardens. Drive past previous places of residence (if it doesn’t bring about too much emotion), or old neighborhoods.
See a movie, visit a favorite store, or go to a farmers market.
Bring over a movie to watch together along with popcorn and/or candy. Ask which movie they might like to see. Consider ones that Grandparents haven’t seen in several years or one that is recently out on DVD.