10 Memorable Holiday Gift Ideas
The holiday season is here with us again. It is time to plan the gifts for your friends and family. But the problem is finding creative holiday gift ideas for your family can be challenging. When the time comes, consult this list of the best holiday fit ideas to show people that you care for them no matter your budget.
You can choose food gifts because everyone loves food, from homemade foods to holiday baskets with ready-to-eat treats. Gift boxes are a welcome surprise to most people, not only for birthdays and anniversaries but also top the list of thoughtful holiday gift ideas. From food gift baskets to books and personalized gifts, here are 10 amazing holiday gift ideas homemade treats are the point of holidays because you gift people close to you. Happy gifting!
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2. Make A Fruit Gift Basket
It's no secret that food is a way to most people's hearts. Moreover, more people are now health conscious and prefer healthy gift boxes to snacks or sweets. Freeze dried packs make up special gift boxes and healthy snacks for foodies.
Gift your loved ones a fruit basket with organic freeze dried fruit to let them enjoy fresh organic fruits. The fruits are organic, have retained 99% of their nutritional value, and have zero additives. The best part is that they can last longer because of the extended shelf life of freeze-dried foods.
Make a tropical assortment of freeze dried mango, pineapples, bananas, papaya, and apples. Another assortment could be made up of berries such as freeze dried blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, cherries, and raspberries. Be creative with your choices.
3. A Vegetables Gift Basket
Chances are your friends have used freeze dried products before and loved them. This holiday season, surprise them with an assortment of freeze dried vegetables they can use with their recipes, especially for people who love to cook.
The best part about freeze dried vegetables is that they have a long shelf life, and you don't need to limit what to buy. Moreover, the vegetables are picked at their peak season and dried while preserving taste and nutritional value. A good veggie combo includes broccoli, peas, corn, red bell peppers, and green beans. You only need to rehydrate before using it, and it's ready to use, thus making it a more convenient and time-saving option.
Make a DIY gift box with boxes at home or buy decorative gift baskets at the local craft store. Add a handmade card to your gift box with a handwritten message to make it memorable. It is also an excellent opportunity to teach your kids to wrap gifts at home.
4. Personalized Gift Items
Personalized gift items are unique holiday gift ideas that are memorable. Consider a custom family portrait with all the family members if you are making a gift for your parents. Other ideas include personalized notebooks, digital photo frames, pillowcases with their names, or mugs with pictures of your loved ones.
5. A Chocolate Gift Box
You will never go wrong with a chocolate gift box for the holiday season. Everyone loves chocolate. You can choose from regular chocolate or chocolate truffles, or candy bars. Don't know if they will be impressed? Why not add their favorite wine or drink? If you are gifting a close person, buy their favorite brand and couple it with flowers and wine in the gift box.
6. A Book
As they say, readers are leaders. Reading broadens your perspective. If you want your family members to love reading, start by gifting them a book or two. You can get them to choose their favorite by buying a gift card from a local bookstore or paying an Audible or Kindle unlimited subscription on Amazon for them.
7. Family Board Games
If you want to surprise your family, you need to think outside the box when looking for unique holiday gift ideas. The holiday season brings people together after a long year of working. What better way to make people have fun together and make memories than by playing games such as scrabble, chess, monopoly, or puzzles?
8. Gift Them a Journal
Nothing shouts "I care about you" more than a thoughtful journal. It is the perfect gift for people who love writing their goals and plans. Add a bookmark or two with motivational quotes. They'll appreciate the creativity. You can buy beautiful journals from Amazon, including gratitude journals, self-love, or goal-setting journal.
9. Cookie Decorating Kit
A cookie decorating kit is the perfect holiday gift for a family that loves cookies, considering that most families love to make cookies for the holiday season. Gift your teenage daughter or niece who loves to cook with cookie decorating kits and make cookies for the family with her. Add sprinkles and frosting for decoration and any other cookie supplies.
10. Breakfast Basket
A breakfast basket gives thoughtful holiday gift ideas when visiting your friends and family. No one can resist their favorite foods in a gift basket. Fill your basket with foods they would ideally make for breakfast. Consider a high quality coffee hamper and fruits such as freeze-dried mango, bananas, or strawberries for making breakfast smoothies or bread spread, cookies, cake mix, and granola. Don't forget to add a bouquet of fresh flowers to seal it off.
Spice up your family's holiday celebration with these ten holiday gift ideas. Which holiday gift idea did you like and want to try out? Let us know in the comments below.
9 Thoughtful Ways to Celebrate Father's Day
Celebrated on the third Sunday of June, Father's Day has always been the perfect time to honor the father figure in your life – whether it's your Dad, grandpa, stepdad, or even uncle. And yes, a card, a gift, or a simple phone call is enough to show that you care. But wouldn't it be nice to make them feel special and create lifelong memories with them? Just pick any of the following Father's Day activities based on his interests and hobbies. Equal parts thoughtful and fun, all these activities have exactly what it takes to make this day memorable not just for your Dad but for the entire family.
1. Take a Hike in the Woods
If your Dad, grandpa, or father-in-law is a fan of the great outdoors, take them out for a hike to the nearest park or forest. Equip yourself with the necessary gear, trace the best possible trail (a.k.a. the one he'll like the most), and pack enough food to fuel your adventure (trail mix, anyone?). If you're feeling playful, you can even hide a small present for him at the end of the trail and leave a list of riddles and clues along the road so that he'll follow them and head straight to his gift.
Perfect for: Outdoorsy Dads
2. Have a Backyard Movie Night
Another great way to make this Father's Day memorable is to turn your backyard into a personalized movie theater. Just set a projector on a table and a big screen against your wall/fence and give your Dad the cinema experience he deserves. To make things more exciting, have every family member write down their movie suggestions, and pick one at random. You can even make some snacks in advance and serve them during screening.
Perfect for: Cinephile Dads
3. Go for a Family Bike Ride
Between personalized gifts and wishes created just for him, Father's Day may often feel like a standardized interaction between a man and his child. But this year, you could make Father's Day a family matter and engage all family members in one shared activity. And what better Father's Day activity than going on a family bike ride?
All you have to do is to scope out your Dad's go-to trails in advance or maybe ask him to take the lead and show you his favorite ones. You can even plan for a picnic at a nearby square or pick a cozy spot as your ride through the park.
Perfect for: Active Dads
4. Throw a Backyard BBQ
If your Dad knows his way around a smoker or a grill, give him an excuse to fire it up by throwing a backyard BBQ party. Soak up some of his wisdom by learning all about his signature marinades and how he helms the grill. Introduce him to some of your recipes or tricks, and wow him with the sides you'll make to compliment his perfectly grilled burgers and veggies. You can even invite non-family members to this party (like neighbors or close friends) and honor him by sharing fun stories and memories of him.
Perfect for: Dads who are Masters of the Grill
5. Tend the Garden
If your Dad likes spending time in the garden, it'd be a good idea to join him this Father's Day in this calming hobby. Go next to him and see how he takes care of the plants, ask him what you can do to help, and maybe pick the fruits or vegetables that are fully ripe. You'd be surprised at how you two can bond by talking about tomatoes and herbs. You can take this whole gardening experience a step further (and into the kitchen) by cooking a meal with the produce you just harvested.
Perfect for: Dads with a Green Thumb
6. Make Family Crafts
Crafting is another excellent way to bring the family together on Father's Day and create some beautiful gifts that are 100% tailored to Dad's needs. So, depending on his personality and interests, you can make anything from a hammer card(1) (if he's handy) to a tin can pencil holder(2) (if he cares for the environment). Whether he's into arts or not, we're sure he'll want to get his hands elbow-deep in paint – especially if they're all creating something for him. PS: If the kids' creations are good enough, they can double as homemade gifts. So, it's a win-win!
Perfect for: Artsy dads
7. Have a Family Game Night
Let Dad lean into his gaming side by playing some of his favorite board or video games (Monopoly, Jenga, Fortnite, etc.). You can also start working on a puzzle together or play a round of cornhole in the backyard (that is, if he's more into active games). You can even have a family trivia night that'll build your brain power and make you laugh all in one go.
Perfect for: Gamer Dads
8. Make Science
While a pair of atom socks or a Pi tie would look great on a brainiac Dad for Father's Day, nothing would please him more than to conduct his own experiments with you by his side. So, pick which elements or phenomena would be the coolest to explore, gather all the necessary equipment (such as goggles, bottles, test tubes, etc.), and start working on the experiments. Depending on which science field you want to delve into, you can make anything from your own lava lamp(3) to a balloon-powered car(4).
Perfect for: Brainiac Dads
9. Visit a Museum or Nearby Historical Site
A Dad with a knack for history would love nothing more than to celebrate Father's Day at a local museum. Surrounded by artifacts and remnants of the past, he'll rejoice at the chance to share his knowledge and perhaps learn a thing or two about his favorite era. If there's no museum nearby, you could also visit a local historical site and let him go through the gobs of info, memorabilia, and photos that they have on display.
Perfect for: History Buff Dads
So, how do you plan on spending Father's Day? Got any special plans? Let us know in the comment section down below!
Everything You Need to Know about Johnny Appleseed Day
Johnny Appleseed Day is an opportunity to honor the man who passionately introduced apple trees across many parts of the country.1 He was also a missionary and among the first American conservationists.2
While other people celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day on September 26, on his birthday, others celebrate it on March 11, which coincides with the prime planting season for apples.1 Either way, it is important to commemorate the works of the man who made apple trees bloom all over the nation. His works should never go unnoticed.
Where was Johnny Appleseed born?
Johnny Appleseed was born John Chapman on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts. He had two siblings, including his brother who died at infancy.2 When his mother died when he was two years old, his father moved to Springfield, Massachusetts, with him and his sister.1
Johnny started propagating apple seeds in Pennsylvania and moved steadily to West Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana. He moved further to Illinois and Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. He planted orchards, and he would occasionally visit to take care of them.2
He would also teach people on the teachings of Swedish theologian, Emmanuel Swedenborg. He planted the apple seeds free, along with the lessons.3 He would sell the orchards once they developed, and used the proceeds to buy books written by Emmanuel Swedenborg, which he would give people for free.1
He mostly traveled by foot, often shoeless, and always wore brimmed pasteboard to keep the sun away from his eyes. Other times, he traveled by horse or canoe. He walked for miles every day and slept outdoors. True to his name, he always carried a bag with apple seeds. He was widely known for his kindness that people consistently showed up when he came calling.1
One admirable thing to note about his love for tending to apple trees, he would travel many miles to nurture an ailing orchard when he was learned of its poor condition. Bringing such trees back to health was his chief endeavor. 2 Known for his strict stand on treating animals with kindness, including mosquitoes and rattlesnakes in line with the Swedenborgian doctrine that insisted that a life of religion is to do good to both people and animals.3 He always shared his wisdom, care, and kindness to people. Many people believe that John Chapman died on March 18 at the age of 70 years.
How to commemorate Johnny Appleseed Day
There are various landmarks over the country to honor Johnny Appleseed. In his hometown Springfield, Massachusetts, there is a park named after him. In Pennsylvania, people claim his first tree nursery is in Mansfield, and there is his monument in South Park.2 Consider visiting a landmark for Johnny Appleseed near you. Share the stories about him with others, and don’t forget to post #johnnyappleseed and #motherearthproducts on social media.
Although the day is not a popular holiday, people who celebrate it do by planting apple trees or savoring apples or apple products. Savor a delicious apple and share it with your family and friends. Here are three apple recipes you can try out to commemorate the Johnny Appleseed Day.
1. Baked apples4
This dessert is perfect when you need a quick last-minute dessert fix. It is delicious and budget-friendly. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- 4 apples
- 5 tablespoon granola
- ½ tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
- ½ orange zest and juice
- 1 ½ butter
- Vanilla ice cream to serve
- Preheat the oven to 400° F.
- Mix the granola, the sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, and juice.
- Heat oven to 350°-400° F. Mix the granola, the sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest and juice. Core apples and put them on a baking tray. Spoon the granola mixture into the hole, spooning over any juice left. Top each one with tablespoon of butter and bake for 30 minutes until soft and sticky. Serve with a scoop of crème fraîche or ice cream.
2. Spinach Apple salad5
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- Your favorite dressing
- ½ cup walnuts or pecans
- 3 cups spinach
- 3 cups mixed greens
- Make glazed walnuts or pecans by coating them with pure maple syrup. Simmer the nuts and maple syrup for 6 to 8 minutes in a non-stick skillet. Stir constantly to avoid it getting burned. Then remove from the heat. Place them in a parchment paper and let them cool at room temperature.
- Prepare your favorite salad dressing. You can prepare it in advance and keep it refrigerated, but keep it in room temperature right before serving.
- Remove the core from pear and apple. Then, cut them into thin slices.
- Place the mixed greens and spinach on serving plates then top with the apples, pears, and walnuts. Pour the dressing. You can add machego cheese when you serve.
3. Apple Salad6
This apple salad is delicious and refreshing with the tart from lemon and pop of the marshmallows. Your family will thank you for it. Toast the nuts before adding for a crunchy feel.
- ½ inch cubed apples
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Toss apples and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add celery and marshmallow, and stir in mayonnaise. Cover and refrigerate until ready for serving. Stir in the pecans before you serve.
Happy Johnny Appleseed Day from us at Mother Earth Products. Do try out these recipes with our freeze dried products and share your feedback in the comments section below.
6 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids on President's Day
Let's be honest: When people think of February, they immediately conjure up images of Valentine's Day desserts and homemade soups. But, honestly, these are just a few of the perks as the leap month is also "host" to a very special celebration: President's Day.
The annual holiday honors all past presidents and the presidency itself and could serve as an opportunity for you to teach your little ones about the importance of the institution. So, if you want to keep them engaged during that long weekend, here are six fun things you can do on President's Day with your family and/or kids.
What is President's Day?
Also known as Washington's Birthday, President's Day is an annual federal holiday that is celebrated on the third Monday of February. The red-letter day was established by the Congress in 1885(1) in honor of the first U.S. president and founding father, George Washington.
Initially, the holiday was celebrated on February 22th, which was Washington's Birthday. But, in 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act(2), which moved several holidays from fixed dates to designated Mondays to increase the number of three-day weekends throughout the year.
By moving the date, many were led to believe that President's Day was also meant to commemorate Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday was on February 12th. That's why the celebration ended up serving as a tribute to all past presidents and their contribution to our country.
6 Fun Ways to Celebrate President's Day
1. Schedule a Road Trip to a Historical Location
If you live within a reasonable driving distance from a historical location (i.e., a national landmark, a district with historical significance, or a presidential birthplace), it'd be a good idea to go on a road trip with your family. In fact, depending on the proximity of the location, you could organize a day trip or spend the entire three-day weekend there as you sink into its history. It's totally up to you!
And if you live near Washington, D.C., note that you'll be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate place than Alexandria, Virginia. The city holds the country's largest President's Day Parade with marching bands and historical reenactments filling the streets where Washington himself once roamed.
Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens is another praiseworthy destination as it offers an array of special events such as wreath-laying ceremonies, storytelling demonstrations, and other historical activities that kids can't help but love.
2. Take a Virtual Tour
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., features a permanent exhibition called The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (3). This presentation grants visitors an insight into the lives and contributions of the men who led our nation since its founding through 900 historical objects and artifacts.
However, heading to D.C. and paying a visit to the museum isn't for everyone – which is why you could take your little one on a virtual tour of the exhibit. The online platform allows you to look up each president and read everything regarding the objects featured and their connection to the presidency. The tour also provides online visitors with glimpses of the day-to-day life in the White House.
3. Make Themed Crafts
Another fun way to celebrate President's Day with your kid is to engage in some good old crafts. The best part about this activity is that it doesn't require any fancy equipment. All you have to do is get creative with the things you already own, i.e., coloring pens, paper, glue, glitter, etc. Lincoln's signature top hat and the presidential powdered wig (out of cotton balls) are two very easy options. But, if you feel like taking things up a notch, here's a short list of all the crafts you can take up:
4. Dine Like a President
We all know that long weekends are the perfect chance to get the family together and enjoy some of the tastiest home-cooked meals. But, given the holiday's theme, you could add a little presidential flair to the mix. That being said, recreate some of the dishes that made our former presidents weak in the knees (7), whether it's Roosevelt's beloved Yum Dogs or Nixon's favorite meatloaf. The Mount Vernon website(8) even shares some of George Washington's go-to recipes, allowing you to feast like it was 1799 all over again. But, if you don't feel like going that fancy, you can stick to basics by baking a flag pizza(9), whipping up a batch of these regal eagle cookies(10), or popping a bowl of blue, white, and red popcorn(11) for the kids. The options are endless!
Friendly tip 1: You can even ask your mini-me’s to help around in the kitchen and make this occasion a family matter.
Friendly tip 2: Since some of the recipes could be tricky, you can simplify the process by adding dried vegetables or freeze dried fruits. They are just as tasty and nutritious as the real deal and are already chopped, which shall cut your prepping time in half.
5. Put on a Play
This activity may sound like a lot of work, but it's totally worth it, especially if your little one is a natural at acting. That said, you can have them reenact the most memorable presidential speeches (in their own way, of course) or play out a "Day in the Life" as instructed by several children's' books. To get things started, design his/her costume (don't worry if it's not perfect), practice a few lines here and there, and let them have at it. You can even set up a play date with other parents, and along with your kids, write your own story about a president, and then have them star in it.
6. Write a Letter to the White House
It's never too early to teach your kids that speaking your mind is a good thing – especially if you have something valuable to bring to the table. So, for this President's Day, have your little one write a letter to the President or even the First Lady. Urge them to share their hopes, feelings, and ideas for the future, and forward their message to the White House. Just make sure you follow the guidelines (12) so that their letter doesn't get rejected.
How will you celebrate President's Day? Let us know in the comments down below!
National School Success Month: 6 Tips for a Successful School Year
September is the National School Success Month. It’s the perfect opportunity to plan for the goals for the commencing school year. This month is ideal for preparing for the success of the student. But it doesn’t mean that you will only focus on student success in September. It is good to have a clear road map of success that outlines goals to be achieved every month so that you can have a successful school year.
There are different ways to measure a successful school year. It could be learning a new language or achieving a good GPA. But all the goals differ for every student. They should set achievable goals with a clear roadmap for success. This article gives you tips to help your child achieve their goals throughout the school year and how you can support them. Read on to find tips and tricks to help your child set and achieve goals this school year.
Help your child set achievable goals
September is National School Success Month, and it’s a great time to help your child decide on the goals to achieve this school year. Setting goals is a significant motivator for working hard. It also helps to boost confidence and self-esteem. When children achieve goals, whether small or big, it helps them develop a sense of discipline, even when they grow older.
As a parent, you can help your child set both short term and long term goals, and talk through their strengths and weaknesses to help them set those goals. They should come up with a list of goals, because writing down the targets makes it easier to achieve them.
Goals must be specific and have a timeline. The goals can be for classwork or athletics. If your child wants to be a ballet dancer in the future, help her set both short term and long term goals that will guide her on the right path. Help her set smaller goals that she can manage, and then have a training plan that keeps pushing her confidence and poise as she practices every day.
Having clear goals will help your child manage any obstacles, too. Remember not to push them too hard so they don’t suffer burnout. Keep checking in with them and keep them accountable for their goals. You can review the goals periodically and offer help where they are stuck.
Establish a routine
Children perform better with a routine at home. In school, the routine is pretty much already decided, and the children abide by it. A consistent routine at home helps to create good habits and ensures the success of the child. Children thrive on set routines, because they get comfortable and secure. It also prepares them to follow the routine set in their school.
Set routines that have a consistent time for when they wake up, do their homework, have their meals, and go to sleep. Establish rules regarding TV, phone, and computer usage to avoid over-dependency. Every time the child is watching TV, it takes attention off family time and time needed for physical activity and homework. You can limit watching time to, at most, an hour every day. As a parent, put away your phone when you get home. Children need attention. If you stay for too long with your phone, they may take up the habit, as well.
Review progress reports
Avoid focusing too much on the grades. Encourage your child to maximize their gifts and talents. Discourage too much competitiveness since every child is unique, and you should not compare them to their siblings or classmates.
Be their motivator and express positive views about school and show that you’re confident in your child. Express your excitement that they are going to a new grade this school year and that you believe in their abilities to achieve the goals they have for this school year. Let your messages about school be positive and hopeful.
Children adopt the environment they live in. Make it positive and optimistic. Ensure that they do their homework or coursework as required by the teacher. Expose your child to art, music, and drama depending on their talents, since it boosts performance in math and reading. It also helps your child have high self-esteem and in learning to work with others.
Encourage healthy eating
Ensure that your child eats breakfast every morning. It is the most important meal to jump-start the metabolism and fuel up the body for the day’s tasks. Eating breakfast helps children have better memory and concentration, which helps them to achieve good grades. Pack them healthy snacks and discourage eating highly processed foods. Breakfast ideas include scrambled egg with toast or smoothies made with yogurt, mangos, and bananas. Have a weekly plan of the food your child will eat at home and in school.
Connect with your child teachers
Make a point to attend parent-teacher meetings in school or orientation events. Introduce yourself to your kids’ teachers and ask about the activities for the year. You can follow up with an email or phone call or make visit appointments. Attending meetings is a great chance to see how your child is performing in school and plan how to help them achieve more.
Ensure your child has a restful night
Children need a good night’s sleep for excellent performance in school the next day. Ensure that they get to bed early so that they can wake up early the following day, but so they will also have rested well. A good night’s sleep also helps to boost energy and alertness for the next day’s learning.
To prevent the rush the next morning, have your child pick the clothes to wear the night before. It will help to save time in the morning. Being organized will reduce stress and having to rush to finish up the activities. Limit the activities that they have to do when they come home so they can sleep early.
The start of school is exciting for students. It is time to catch up with their friends after the holiday break. They’ll also need your help to perform when in class and co-curricular activities. With these six tips and tricks, you definitely are ready to help your child have a successful school year.
We wish you a happy National School Success Month from Mother Earth Products.
10 Exciting Grandparents’ Day Ideas To Do With Your Children
September 8th is National Grandparents’ Day. Grandparents play a crucial role in raising their grandchildren. About four million children are raised by their grandparents, while five million children live with their grandparents at their parents’ home.1
The purpose of National Grandparents’ Day is to honor them for their immense contributions in raising their children and grandchildren. It also creates an opportunity for grandparents to express their love for their grandchildren. Children also get insights and guidance from their elders. Celebrating National Grandparents’ Day is a great way to bring the family together and affirm the value that children bring to their parents.
Observance of National Grandparents’ Day is essential. It can be celebrated at school or in a private family gathering where grandparents can have time to share their favorite stories and pass wisdom to their grandchildren. If you’re looking for fun National Grandparents’ Day ideas that children can do you are in the right place. These ideas can be used by teachers, parents, and children to appreciate their grandparents.
Make their favorite food
Treat your parents to their favorite food with the help of your children. Help your child make their treat, preferably a sweet dessert with sprinkles, nuts, or fruits to sweeten National Grandparents’ Day. The National Grandparents’ Day idea works perfectly even if you live away from them. If you travel, choose a recipe that will put that into consideration. Let your children cook with their grandma a special dessert or a healthy meal. It will be fun, and your children can learn new recipes to make for you during Mother’s day or Father’s Day.
Take your children to visit them
Most grandparents would love to have their grandchildren home with them on National Grandparents’ Day. Preplan the best day for your parents and children. They can sleepover at grandpa or grandma’s place, and you can pick them the next day. In case they cannot sleep over, you can plan for a lunch date or picnic at the park. It is the perfect day for your child to learn about grannie’s hobbies and do it with her. You never know, it could be the chance for your child to discover new interests and talents.
Plan an interview for grandparents
Most grandparents have fascinating stories to share, and they love telling stories. Help your child come up with a list of questions they can ask their grandparents. The questions will help your children know more about their grandparents: where they were born, or where they went to school. They can share their experiences with school and work. They can share their favorite memories about their lives and share their advice on life. You can record the interview so that the children can keep this memorable conversation.
Play fun games
Your child and their grandpa or grandma can play puzzles that have word searches or crosswords with National Grandparents’ Day words. They can also spend time together outside and play soccer, go fishing, or visit a park.
Accompany your parents for grandparent’s day at school.
You can frame the coloring pages that your children and their grandparents made so that they can all remember the special day. If the school celebrates National Grandparents’ Day, it is a great idea to join your parents at the school. The grandparents can share historical events before the children were born. There can be a contest where children write essays on why their grandparents are the best. The writer of the winning essay can get an award for their grandparent.
Create a family tree
It’s an excellent time for students to learn about their family tree. It is a great activity that children can do with their grandparents. It involves drawing a tree on a large paper. Then put up the branches with the names of their family members, according to their age. The children can organize their relatives to illustrate their ancestral history. Cut out the names of every family member and then pin it in the tree. You can help your child to do this.
Create a photo book
Make a scrapbook that includes your child photos with their grandma or grandpa. Your child can select their favorite images to add to the book and present it to their grandparent. It is a memorable gift that they can make in little time. Get a simple photo album and print the favorite photos with date stamps. Then let your child add a note on the first page of the album. It is a good practice, because you can keep updating it every year with new family members with the oldest and latest grandchild.
Teach your child one of the favorite songs of their grandparents that you can sing along with them, and serenade them. Record the performance for memory. The video will be a beautiful memory in years to come.
Give them customized gifts
Design t-shirts with the drawing that your child made of their grandparents and present to them together. There are useful sites like cafepress.com and customInk.com, where you can check out. You can also purchase a personalized mug, phone case, or pillow with a photo of your child and their grandparents.
Make them a card
You can design a card together with your child and present it to the grandparent. Alternatively, the children can decorate the cards with their grandparents. They can print a poem or a personalized message to appreciate the support of their grandparents and pin it to the card; then they will read it together. Writing poems is good practice for your child to learn how to express themselves.
Create a family tradition for National Grandparents’ Day where you set the activities and games to play. Then, later on, you can exchange gifts. These National Grandparents’ Day ideas are fun and exciting. It will open the eyes of your children of the contributions of their grandparents. We wish you and your family an exciting National Grandparents’ Day from Mother Earth Products.