September 13, 2015, is National Grandparents Day! It's great to celebrate grandparents every day (yes, I'm a Meme!), Sunday is set aside to honor grandparents. What activities will your students create to form lasting memories? There's no need to spend money for a gift. Instead, print out the activities below to make National Grandparents Day extra special!
What's your favorite memory of time spent with your grandparents? I have so many wonderful memories that it's hard to choose just one, but I'll give it a try:
My Memaw and Big Papa (Mom's Parents)
It was in the 1970s when my grandparents, my mom, my brother, and I loaded into a pick-up with a camper on its bed and headed off to Yellowstone. Along the way, we had many outrageous adventures: the night Memaw dressed in white and looked like a campground ghost; the afternoon the pick-up broke down at Big Piney; traveling off the beaten path to tourist destinations, and the highlight of the trip--Old Faithful. These are wonderful memories that I cherish!
My Grandpa and Grandma (Dad's Parents)
When a devastating tornado hit Wichita Falls, my grandparents lived on the edge of Maysville near the river where there was an orchard of pecan trees. As we walked under the shade, we spotted items we thought were trash. They turned out to be checks, mail, and pictures, and most were in good condition. The address on the checks was Wichita Falls, and we surmised the checks arrived from the area by the killer tornado and its strong winds. We gathered the items and sent them to the Chamber of Commerce in Wichita Falls. This taught me several things: be sure to store pictures in ready to grab boxes in case of natural disasters, always put your name and dates on backs of pictures, and be a good neighbor and return items that belong to others.
National Grandparents Day is a great time for sharing memories, and for making new ones!
Happy Grandparents Day!
Free Grandparents Day Activities to Make and Give: