Grand Ideas of things to do for National Granparents’ Day


National Grandparents Day falls each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. It’s not a holiday invented to sell cards and flowers. It was initiated at the grassroots level by West Virginian Marian Lucille McQuade. She had 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

She envisioned families enjoying small, private gatherings or participating in community events.

On August 3, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation and Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents’ Day.

National Grandparent’s Day is Sunday, September 10th, and there is a campaign from Generations United encouraging people to #DoSomethingGrand here are a few of our GRAND ideas of things to do with Grandparents on Sunday.

1. Pretend to be a reporter and interview them

Ask them a few questions about their past, I’m sure they’ll be glad to talk with you.

2. Take them to the McWane Science Center.

Grandparents get in free on this day.

3. Play Board Games {Checkers, Bingo}

4. Go to a Cooking Class Together

• Louise Cakes & Things
• Sur La Table
• Williams Sonoma
• St. Vincent’s 119

5. Adopt a Grandparent

Visit a nursing home together to read a book, play checkers, or sing or listen to music with some residents.

6. Plant a Garden

7. Go Fishing

8. Paint Pottery

Do It Yourself Crafts
1909 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209

Pottery Playhouse
1214 Main Street
Gardendale, AL 35071