Grandparents Day on Grannynet
National Grandparents Day was introduced to the UK in 1990 by the charity Age Concern.
It is always celebrated on the first Sunday in October and so this year will be on the 2nd October. It is celebrated all over the world and has become a special day when you can share with your family your love for your grandchildren and help children become aware of the strength and guidance older people have to offer.
For many grandparents, prescription Grandparents Day is an opportunity to show love for their grandchildren and to spend some quality time sharing experiences, telling stories and playing games. It’s all about having fun together.
Of course for those of you who do not see your grandchildren on a regular basis, Grandparents Day is a day of thoughts and memories. If distance is the only issue, then a phone or Skype call always helps to bring them near.
Here are a few suggestions as to how to celebrate Grandparents Day:
- Make your grandparents a special Grandparents Day card
- Make a cake (with the help of a grown up!)
- Get a fridge magnet kit and put your photo in it
- Make a picture with your hand and footprints and write the date on it. Put the picture in a frame.
- If they have a garden, buy a plant so that they can watch it grow and remember you bought it
- Children love to look at family photos or family movies – it will certainly create some laughter
- Show your grandchildren pictures of your parents and tell stories about when you were young
- Hold a family reunion or party/BBQ. Think of things for the children to do.
- Take the children out to a picnic or somewhere special for the day. This will create memories for you for the future.
- Play games with them, read stories and make the day interesting and fun
The most important thing on National Grandparents Day is to have a great time and recognise what a unique and wonderful relationship grandparents have with their grandchildren.