Holiday: Grandparents Day
These sites have activities for celebrating Grandparents Day, which is the first Sunday following Labor Day. Includes titles of children’s books about grandparents and craft ideas. There are links to eThemes Resources on interviewing senior citizens and aging.
Browse this list of books about grandparents, mothers, and fathers. Your school library might carry some of these titles.
Enchanted Learning: Grandparents Day Crafts and Cards
This site has many craft ideas relating to Grandparents Day. Includes a family tree, an ancestry chart, and instructions for making several cards.
A to Z Teacher Stuff: Picture Frame Craft
Read these instructions for making a picture frame as a gift on Grandparents Day.
Learn From Your Grandparents
This lesson plan has students interview their grandparents about their memories of important events in history. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Living with Grandparents
This article is about how some grandparents take care of their grandchildren. There is also information about grandparents who move in with their families.
ABC Teach: You and Me Venn
Use this Venn diagram to have students compare themselves to their grandparents.
ABC Teach: Word Search
Try to find the words that relate to grandparents.
National Geographic: Back in the Olden Days...
In this lesson, students can discuss what it might have been like when, and where, their parents and grandparents grew up. The students can conduct interviews to see if their guesses were right.
eThemes Resource: Grandparents
These websites are about grandparents and their special relationships with their grandchildren. Includes lesson plans, printable activities, and booklists. There are also resources on dealing with the death of a grandparent. There are links to eTheme resources on Grandparents Day, Aging, and Interviewing Senior Citizens and Grandparents.
eThemes Resource: Aging
These sites include information on aging and the effects on the human body. Discover why our bodies age. Learn how aging affects appearance, exercise, and eating habits. Includes interactive quizzes, an animation, and face changing images.
eThemes Resource: Interviewing Senior Citizens and Grandparents
These sites include sample questions for interviewing senior citizens, the elderly, and grandparents. There are also sites about Grandparents' Day, and collecting the life stories of others. An eThemes Resource on aging is linked.