They spoil us. They give us advice. They bestow wisdom. They let us get away with things as long as we don’t tell our parents… They’re our grandparents. All things considered, they really deserve our recognition. This month, we are presented with the perfect opportunity to let our grandparents know just how much we care. September 9th is National Grandparents Day, which means you finally get to be the one doing the spoiling.
Since your grandparents deserve the best, here are some National Grandparents Day activities that will set the tone for a day filled with love and laughter.
Have a Picnic
There are few things more peaceful than a park on a lovely September day, which is what makes it a great National Grandparents Day activity. Pack up a picnic basket full of nice healthy snacks like fruits, nuts, and veggie sticks. Lay out a blanket or claim a picnic bench and let the Grandparents Day celebration commence! Just be sure to protect yourself from the heat to make the day as pleasant as possible.
Challenge Them to Game Night
Invite your grandparent over for some good, friendly family competition with a game night. Include a mix of board games, card games, and interactive games to keep things interesting. You could even keep a score board, and the person who wins the most games at the end of the night receives a prize.
Play Nature Bingo
This is a great National Grandparents Day activity for young grandkids! Print out a Bingo board template and fill in the squares with sights, sounds, and landmarks around your area. Have the kids and grandparents walk around a park or another scenic destination and fill in the Bingo cards as they go. As in traditional Bingo rules, the first one to sticker though a consecutive line wins!
Take a Cooking Class
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a meal with loved ones that you crafted together. Celebrate National Grandparents Day by treating them to a cooking class (preferably involving their favorite type of food). That way you all learn a new skill while enjoying each other’s company!
Put Together a Memory Book
Put those boxes of old photos to use by putting together a memory scrapbook with your grandparents. Have fun reminiscing on old times while creating a memory resource that you all can look back on in the future. This is a great way to show your grandparents just how much of an impact they’ve had on your life. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Create a Book of Their Recipes
If your grandparent is really great at cooking, this is a perfect gift for them! Collect all of the recipes they have written down and create a cookbook complete with notes and photos that let them know you appreciate them. After you give them the gift, have fun cooking one of the recipes together.
National Grandparents Day presents you and your family with the perfect opportunity to bond and show your grandparents that you love and care about them. Coming up with the perfect activity to do with your grandparents on this special day will make this year’s Grandparents Day celebration one they’ll cherish.