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Grandparents Day 2023 Teaching Resources

Celebrate Grandparents Day 2023 in the classroom with teacher resources that are ready to print for your students! Find "All About Grandma" and "All About Grandpa" templates, grandparent interview templates, Grandparents Day gift ideas, greatest grandparent certificates, and more to celebrate this September holiday at school. New to creating lesson plans for Grandparents Day? Read on for a primer from our teacher team!

What Is Grandparents Day?

Grandparents Day is a holiday that is celebrated in the United States each September. It was first officially recognized by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 and it was established to honor grandparents and to give children an opportunity to show their appreciation for their grandparents. The holiday provides a time for the different generations of families to come together and celebrate the older generation, and it is also a time for grandparents to share their wisdom and experiences with their grandchildren. Many schools, churches, and communities organize events and activities to celebrate the occasion, such as grandparents visiting classrooms, grandparent-grandchild activities, and special church services. Grandparents Day offers our students a chance to appreciate the role that grandparents play in the lives of their families and the community. It's an opportunity to celebrate the love and traditions they pass on and to recognize their contributions to the family and society.

When Is Grandparents Day 2023?

Grandparents Day will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023. Sometimes called National Grandparents' Day, this secular holiday is always celebrated on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year.

What Can I Do for My Grandparents Day at School?

If you're planning to celebrate Grandparents Day at school with your students, we have plenty of ideas to make it a very Happy Grandparents Day! Explore our collection now, and keep an eye out for a few of our favorites to add to your Grandparents Day celebration at school, including:

Grandparents Day Facts for Kids

Looking for a few Grandparents Day facts to share during your classroom celebration? Try these facts on for size!
  • A 9-year-old named Russell Capper wrote a letter in 1969 to then President Nixon suggesting that Grandparents Day be an official holiday. (This is a great fact to share with your class to inspire them in their own letter writing!)
  • Grandparents Day is also celebrated in Australia, Canada, Estonia, Taiwan, Pakistan, Singapore, Italy, and South Sudan. Those celebrations are held on different days from the American holiday.
  • The official Grandparents Day flower is the forget-me-not.
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