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Grand-Parents Day is celebrated in many countries on different dates. The celebration is to promote the importance of grandparents to children.
Here is a word search to enjoy on Grandparents Day.
Here are some affectionate ways of addressing grandparents in other languages.
Here is an easy way to make home-made lemonade
Here are some inter-generational activity ideas to enjoy on grandparents day.
A lovely inter-generational activity - creating shadow animals!
Here are two grandparents themed poems to share.
Many people in residential care have grown-up grand-children with children of their own. Invite them over and let the three generations have fun together doing quizzes, craft and playing games.
Invite a group of school children or high school children to visit your facility on International Youth Day.
Intergenerational activities can be fun and soothing for all involved.
I made patty cakes and our residents iced and put sprinkles on the cakes then had them for morning tea. They thought it was great!
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Celebrate Grandparents Day by recruiting willing staff to form a chorus or a quartet to sing this song to residents on their special day.
This is a lovely, calming and creative activity for the elderly using smooth river rocks and pebbles. These decorated pebbles are perfect small gifts to give to friends, families and volunteers.
This is a wonderful craft activity for seniors that is fun, creative and always successful. There is no right or wrong way to put the stones together - each piece is unique and beautiful! Encourage your clients to unleash their inner talents! These lovely stone creations make lovely gift mementos too.
Singing is a favourite activity for many people and if movements are added with the hands and arms then singing can also become a gentle exercise actitvity.
These quotes were taken from a class of 8-year-olds when they were asked "What is a Grandparent?" The answers are priceless!
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