Grandparents’ Day is coming up on September 11th. Grandparents are super special; they deserve a special day just like mothers and fathers. A lot of grandparents take on the roll as a parent to their grandchildren. They provide us so much love, laughter, and wisdom! Here is a fun, homemade Grandparents’ Day gift you can make to surprise them with and share a little piece of your heart.
A Piece of Me! Grandparents’ Day Gift
Not only is this craft adorable, you most likely will already have the materials for it!
- White cardstock paper (cut down to 8×10 if you are going to frame it)
- Washable Paint: Green and five more of your child’s favorite colors
- Pink or light colored heart cut out (about the size of the child’s hand print)
- 8X10 frame, optional
Have your child put their handprint on one side of the white paper, left or right, in green. Each finger will become a flower stem. At the end of each flower stem they can choose their favorite colors and draw or paint a flower. For younger children, they can use their finger print to help form a flower. This a great opportunity to have your child talk about and identity their colors.
On the heart you cut out ahead of time, have your child write all the reasons why they love their grandmother and/or grandfather. If your child has big handwriting they can write one idea in multiple smaller hearts. Then, have your child glue the heart(s) on the paper, the opposite side of their handprint.
If your child needs help, you can write for them or even type it up and have them glue the words on. What I love most about this step is that your child gets to add an extra personal touch. What makes their grandparents extra special to them? This is a great time to work on letters and spelling. You can be as creative as you want to be! This is your gift, and it will be perfect!
Lastly, frame the art creation or fold it into a card. Wrap it up or package it and mail it off if they live far away. For more fun crafts to give a loved one, click here!
Grandparents’ day is such a fun day to spend some quality time with each other. You can help prepare a special picnic or even bake a yummy dessert together. Take the day to play games and read some books to each other. If your grandparents live far, a call or even facetime would bring a huge smile to their face!
About The Author
Jaclyn Capilli has over 10 years experience working with children. After graduating from Curry College with her Bachelor Degree she worked as a paraprofessional in a special need’s classroom. Then while in Graduate school at Cambridge College she nannied for a local family for 3 years. After moving back to the South Shore she worked for Head Start for 5 plus years while nannying for a local family. She is now a mother of two and is working for Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny. She owns Jaclyn Nicole Photography, a photography business in the South Shore. In her free time she likes reading, going for hikes and making memories with her daughters.