For kids lucky enough to have them, Grandma and Grandpa are among the most important people in a child’s life. That’s why it is so much fun to celebrate them in the classroom with these great Grandparent’s Day Activities! There are so many wonderful ways to incorporate the celebration of grandparents into your lesson plans. So if you’re looking for some ideas, read on!
We’ll talk about some great ideas here in this post. I’ve got some wonderful math and literacy puzzles that are not simply fun, they are academic. Not only that, they come in shapes that students can turn into gifts, cards, and classroom decorations. There are also some wonderful books about Grandparents that your students will really enjoy. They may even find a couple of favorites to share with their family at home!
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Grandparent’s Day Activities
Let’s start off with some awesome Math puzzles perfect for Grandparent’s Day. These heart puzzles are a lot of fun and help kids with the four basic math concepts. Choose from addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. After all, we know that the best way for students to master these skills is with plenty of practice, and these puzzles make it fun! And the best part of all? You can easily fit the puzzle to the student, so you can challenge your more advanced students without leaving anyone else behind!
Various Grandparent’s Day heart activities are available below. Click on the one/s that are most appropriate for your students.
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If you’re not sold on the heart puzzles above, don’t worry! There are plenty of other options for those special people in a child’s life.
For Grandpa – ties, a mustache, or sports (bowling, football, baseball, basketball, & more)
Make Your Own Garandparent’s Day Puzzles
If you’re looking for Grandparent’s Day Activities that go beyond Math, you can even create your own with these editable puzzles I have available. You’ll find a Mustache, Tie, High Heel, Crown, Lips (for a kiss), and a Heart, all ready for you to be creative for your students. These puzzles are perfect for any skill you’d like your students to practice – math problems, sight words, literacy concepts, foreign languages, and much more!
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Also Great for Cards or Decor!
Decorating the classroom for Grandparent’s Day is a lot of fun. And kids especially love it when they see their handiwork up on the walls. Your students can color their little ties, hearts, mustaches, flowers, and other great puzzles. Use these for classroom and doorway decorations and hallway displays, all designed to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa!
With so many puzzles that fit the theme, you can really use your imagination to put together gorgeous displays. These puzzles make great cards and gifts, too. Have students color, then affix the puzzles to a piece of construction paper for an instant craft or card.
Best of all, you don’t have to worry about the administration coming down on you since so much academic work is involved in making these decorations!
Wonderful Grandparent’s Day Books For Students
Kids love to read books about Grandparents and other family members. I’ve picked some great books for you to share with your students. There are picture books and chapter books here, and I bet you will be wanting to read some of these, too!
- Picture Books
- Grandparents’ Day
- My Grandparents Love Me
- Just Grandma and Me
- Little Critter: Grandma, Grandpa, and Me
- I Loved You Before You Were Born
- Because Your Grandparents Love You
- The Truth About Grandparents
- The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas!
- Spot Visits His Grandparents
- How to Babysit a Grandma and a Grandpa Boxed Set
- Chapter Books
Everyone knows that of all the people in our lives, Grandparents are special. Kids love to talk about their Grandparents and make special things for them to enjoy. With these wonderful Grandparent’s Day activities, your students will have the chance to practice their reading, math, and creative skills while honoring some of their very favorite people!