4 Heirloom Keepsakes

Looking for a way to help your kids shower your parents on Grandparents Day? From activities for grandparents and grandkids that offer a peek into your parents' past to craft ideas that are easy to do, check out these four Grandparents Day crafts and activities for kids.

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Memory book

memory book

Expose your children to activities for bonding with their grandparents while creating a family heirloom.

Materials:

  • Tape recorder
  • Construction paper or card stock
  • Staples
  • Pen, markers, pencil, stickers, ribbon and other items to decorate the book
  • Old photographs of grandparents

Directions:

  1. Have your youngster record his interview with Grandma and Grandpa while asking questions about their childhood, such as:
    • Where were you born?
    • What were your favorite games and activities?
    • What did you want to be when you grew up?
    • Did you have a pet when you were growing up?
    • As a teen, when was your curfew?
    • What was your first job?
  2. Staple pieces of paper together or tie with ribbon to make a book to write down answers.
  3. Adorn with old photographs, markers and old magazine or newspaper clippings that symbolize the time when Grandma and Grandpa were young.
  4. Decorate the front cover with markers, ribbon or stickers for a craft that kids and grandparents can create together and keep forever!

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Personalized coffee mug

personalized coffee mug

Create the perfect keepsake designed by your youngster for a functional and fun Grandparents Day gift with this unique and creative craft idea.

Materials:

  • Plain ceramic coffee mug
  • Permanent markers
  • Oven

Directions:

  1. Help your kiddos customize the coffee mug with nicknames, doodles or messages of love for a personalized cup of love that is both sentimental and functional thanks to permanent markers.
  2. Place the decorated mugs in a cold oven. Heat the oven up to 350 degrees F and bake the mugs at that temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove the mugs from the oven with an oven mitt and allow them to cool.

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Comments on "Grandparents Day crafts and activities for kids"

Hannah September 04, 2012 | 4:32 PM

Umm when is grandparents day? I really like the mug! All grandparents drink coffee (atleast my kids do!) so it really is the perfect gift. Plus, it will keep the kids busy for a few hours while they're making it and give you some time to catch up on chores!

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