May 31, 2010
Memorial Day Ideas with Grandchildren
I would like to offer some ideas on how grandparents can be more involved with their grandchildren on Memorial Day.
About Memorial Day: Memorial Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States of America to honor those who have given their lives in service to their country. (Other countries also have a memorial day.) Many Americans also honor their ancestors, family, or friends on Memorial Day. Some people also honor veterans that are still living, which I think is cool, although Veterans Day is set apart for honoring all veterans.
Teach your family and grandchildren the significance of Memorial Day. Enjoy time with them. Here are some ideas:
- Talk to your grandchildren about the meaning and importance of the holiday.
- Write a letter to them or share a journal entry.
- Show your respect and appreciation through your example.
- Go with your grandchildren and family to decorate a grave of a soldier of ancestor.
- Together, thank a living veteran in person or by letter or email.
- Attend a parade, concert, or festival. Visit a national cemetery or monument.
- If you can’t be with your grandkids in person, have a live video chat with them. (See my post “How to Video Chat with Your Grandkids”)
Here are a few websites that offer free Memorial Day activities and craft ideas for children:
Enjoy this Memorial Day with your grandchildren!
– Grandpa Shayne
We’d like to hear from you. Please comment below to tell us how you like to celebrate Memorial Day with your grandkids.