Grandparents Day Ideas

About Grandparent’s Day

Grandparent’s Day is celebrated in September, on the first Sunday following Labor Day. This year that date falls on Sunday September 9th.  Founded by Marian McQuade, her primary purpose was to celebrate  and honor the  elderly in nursing homes.  She also hoped to encourage grandchildren to inherit the wisdom and heritage from their grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter made it a national holiday.

Story Time with Grandparents

Check out some of these books for a story time on Grandparent’s Day.

Book list from


  Abuela ( English with Spanish Phrases)
by Arthur Dorros
  Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother 
by Lois Wyse
  Grandfathers are Like Gold
by Janet Lanese
  Grandmothers Are Like Snowflakes…No Two Are Alike : Words of Wisdom, Gentle Advice, & Hilarious Observations
by Janet Lanese
  Grandparents Are Special 
by Lucy Mead
  Grandparents Day 
by Nikki Tate, Benoit Laverdiere
by Roser Capdevila
  Just Grandparents: When a Child is Born, So are the Grandparents 
by Bonnie Louise Kuchler
  That’s What Grandparents Are For
by Arlene Uslander, Freddie Levin
  The Gifts of Being Grand 
by Marianne Richmond

Par-T-Grand package from Par-T-Perfect

We created a package last year for grandparents to watch and play with their grandchildren. It includes a small or medium inflatable, a costumed character to face paint and balloon twist as well as a craft station.

Grandparent Craft Ideas

Create a family tree together

Photo frames

Beaded bracelets

#1 Grandma or Grandpa Medals

Handprint Flowers

Tissue Paper Flowers or Butterflies