10 Free Grandparents Day Activities

Activities Grandchildren and Grandparents Can Enjoy Together

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Grandparents Day activities are fun things that grandparents and grandchildren can do together to celebrate Grandparents Day, but they're great for any time of year. While grandparents enjoy getting gifts, they really enjoy getting to spend time with their grandchildren.

These Grandparents Day activities can range from the simple and short to an all-day event with lots of things going on. Do as much as the kids and grandparents can handle while still taking the time to enjoy each other.

These Grandparents Day craft projects make great gifts to give but they also can be another fun activity that grandparents and grandchildren can do together.

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    Share a Poem

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    If you're looking for a Grandparents Day activity that goes straight to the heart then you'll want to look at these Grandparents Day poems.

    You can read these poems together or the grandchild can print them out and make a Grandparents Day card out of them.

    They're a great tool for helping your child, or the grandparent, put their feelings into words on this special day.

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    Make a Card Together

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    A fun Grandparents Day activity would be to print out a Grandparents Day card and then grandparents and grandkids can decorate the card together.

    When they're finished with the activity, the grandchild can present the grandparent with the card that they made together.

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    Spend Time Together Coloring

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    Print out any of these wonderful Grandparents Day coloring pages and you'll have an instant Grandparents Day activity.

    This is a great way for grandparents and their grandchildren to spend some quality time together.

    The finished coloring page can be kept and framed so the grandparent can remember the special time they spent together.

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    Me and My Gran Hand in Hand Activity

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    This is a fun activity where the grandparent and grandchild trace around their hands together.

    You can take it a little bit further and use markers or paints to decorate the handprints.

    This wonderful activity results in a touching keepsake for both the grandparent and the grandchild.

    Handprint Gift for Grandparents from About Family Crafts

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    Sing Together

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    Did you know that there are several songs written especially for Grandparents Day? These fun and sentimental songs are a wonderful expression of this special day.

    What a beautiful sound to hear a grandparent and their grandchildren singing together. If they're brave enough, they could even perform it for the rest of the family during the upcoming holidays. Turn up the sound and sing along with these videos.

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    Start a Tradition Together

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    Grandparents Day is a great time to start a new grandparent and grandchild tradition.

    From reading together to enjoying tea, these ideas are sure to give you inspiration. Read through these inspiring new traditions or think up one on your own.

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    Spend Time Together Outside

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    Physical activity is a great way for a grandparent and grandchild to bond.

    Spend some time together outside taking a walk, going fishing, or visiting a park.

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    Complete a Puzzle Together

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    Grandchildren and grandparents can complete Grandparents Day puzzles together like word searches, crosswords, and jigsaw puzzles.

    It's a fun and easy activity to jump into that both the child and grandparent will love.

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    Hold a Grandparent-Grandchild Interview

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    Grandparents love to tell stories! In this Grandparents Day activity, grandchildren get to ask all the questions as they play the role of interviewer. Grandma or Grandpa answers the questions. Answers can be written down or recorded so they can be played later.

    There are 30 questions to get you started but feel free to veer off the path a bit, and have the kids ask whatever questions spark their interest. These make the best kind of stories! The questions range from simple ones like what their first car was to more serious questions like how they handle stress. Pick and choose or ask them all, you can't go wrong with this grandparent-grandchild interview.

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    Cook Together and Gift a Keepsake

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    Spend Grandparents Day together cooking a snack, dessert, or even a meal. It's a fun activity and you'll get a yummy treat afterward. It's a wonderful opportunity to not only teach your grandchild about cooking but also skills like problem-solving and patience. Have the food together for a special moment or share it with the rest of the family.