Grandparents are a wonderful resource to children’s happiness. They fill shoes that us parents just never will be able to. So, we celebrate a day dedicated just to grandparents, and that day is September 8th. It just so happens that Teddy Bear Day is the following day September 9th. Celebrating these two days together can make for a really fun day!
Prepare some special goodies to give to your special grandparents for their special day. You and the kids can bake up some of their favorite treats, make them handmade cards, and find books specifically for grandparents to write a cute note on the inside covers. A few of my favorites are: The Little Critter series “Just me and my Grandma” and “Just Grandpa and me”. Think of grandparent’s day as the same we think of Mother’s or Father’s Day. Just make it fun and special day for your kids to connect with their grandparents.
Put together a fun grandparent and kids’ day. They will love that you put the thought into creating a kid date for them. Even offer to be the chauffeur for the day. Make reservations for lunch at a place everyone will enjoy. After lunch go to Build- A- Bear Workshop to make teddy bears together. What a cute and memorable activity for grandparents to share with their grandchildren. Next, hit your favorite book shop for a new book to go with your new stuffed animals! The grandparents and kids can pick out a book to share together later in the day. When everyone is exhausted from this adventure take everyone home for a nap. They can snuggle up with their new teddy bears and read their new books together. Parents can maybe get a little work of their own done now, or even join in the nap taking.
Being able to watch the bond grow between your children and your parents will be such a wonderful thing to watch. Celebrate the official and unofficial days of grandparents. They are the best!
Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher