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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girl with grandparents

Kids can learn about Grandma and Grandpa's past by listening to stories told by grandparents, including actual past experiences or fictional tales based on real facts about your parents' youth.


  • Grandma and Grandpa
  • Grandkids


  1. Have children sit with Grandma and Grandpa and come up with a story topic together.
  2. Grandma and Grandpa then share stories about their youth, either fact or fictional.
  3. Grandkids guess whether the story is true or fabricated.

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Vase or pencil holder

craft vase with colored pencils

This Grandparents Day craft for kids is perfect for younger children and can be modified to fit your youngster's age and ability.


  • Clean can with lid removed
  • Dried noodles of different shapes
  • Craft glue
  • Spray paint or acrylic paint
  • Paint brush


  1. Have your child glue dried noodles onto the outside of the can. Try creating fun shapes like flowers or stick figures.
  2. When dry, paint or spray paint outside can and noodles for a keepsake pencil holder or vase in honor of Grandparents Day.

Make a note

Grandparents Day crafts and activities for kids not only help shine the spotlight on the family members who spoil your kiddos most, they also help bridge the gap between generations in your family. Regardless of age, through these crafts and activities, your child can learn to appreciate the parents that brought his own parents into the world — starting with this special day.

Craft images by Amy Vowles

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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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