In 1978, President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. Each year, the president issues a proclamation to keep the tradition going.
Grandparents and children have a special connection that is proven to both make grandparents live longer, and also make children more emotionally resilient. It’s time to celebrate grandparents on their special day! Get ready for some fun activities for kids!
Invite grandparents to spend time in the classroom with their grandchildren. Grandparents can be classroom helps, share lunch with their grandchildren, or read stories to the class. Consider those children who may not have grandparents or their grandparents are unable to visit. Invite important adults in children’s lives to visit as well.
Have children create a personalized keepsake for grandparents such as hand prints or a family tree.
Help children write a letter to their grandparents. Have children discuss what they love about their grandparents or a favorite memory they have.
The following H&H Child Care Training Center (ChildCareEd)’s trainings explore ways to include families in the classroom and make meaningful connections.