Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 12th. Many of us are unable to visit grandparents and elderly family members due to distance as well as the ongoing pandemic. However, there are ways to recognize the day and celebrate.
Here are four ways to acknowledge and recognize grandparents and special people in our lives.
If you are too far to visit or unable to visit due to safety concerns, schedule a phone call with family either using FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype. Make sure to use an app that they are comfortable using or to be ready to walk family members through using these apps. It might help to walk them through accessing these apps the day before the call.
Color or Draw
Have the kids draw or color a picture for their grandparents or a special elderly person in their lives. If they don’t have an older person in their lives they can still make something for a special person they want to acknowledge.
Make a special family recipe or make a recipe a beloved older family member enjoyed. This would be a great time to tell stories about the family and bring out old photos, videos and talk to the kids about family members who cannot be with you.
You can schedule a Netflix Party and watch a movie together as a family. It’s a great way to spend time together while apart. Netflix even has a chat feature so you can discuss the movie. If the chat function is too complicated you can call each other, place the call on speaker and talk to each other throughout the movie.