How did you spend Grandparent's Day? We found a recent blog post with some excellent ideas on how to spend the day.
Top 10 things to do on Grandparent's Day:
- Call your grandchildren on Skype, if they live far away.
- Take a walk in a park with your grandchildren and look for pinecones, interesting rocks, and other natural treasures.
- Share a favorite book from your childhood with your grandchildren.
- Figure out ways grandchildren can help you cook your favorite meal.
- Go to a u-pick farm with your grandchildren to pick beans, raspberries, or other favorites.
- Select a community service project your grandchildren can help you with.
- Share family stories from the past by making a disk of historical family photos from the past and looking through them with your grandchildren.
- Make a healthy snack with your grandchildren.
- Dance to your favorite song with your grandchildren.
- Take a trip to a children’s museum, a historical museum, or the zoo.
The History of Grandparents Day
In 1970, Marian McQuade began a campaign to set aside a special day for grandparents.
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the first presidential proclamation, designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The first official observance was Sept. 9, 1979 – and has been celebrated every year since.