Did you know that September 10th is Grandparents’ Day? Grandparents are special people and I would love to help you spoil rotten all the Grandparents out there! Today I bring you some fun Grandparents Day Activities and ideas. Of course, sometimes not all children have a grandma/grandpa. If this is the case, why not find a “Grand-friend”. Each year at our school, Grandparents are invited to school for a special day of activities. If the children do not have a grandparent who is able to come, the children can bring a grand-friend. If nothing else, Grandparents usually don’t mind “adopting an extra student for the day…Grandparents are good like that.
Okay, let’s first start out with a book. Here are a few of our favorites. All of these books make me smile …(my children LOVE them all).
Grandparents Day Activities
After reading our booko, next, let’s make some printable cards for our Grandma and Grandpa! (Click on the picture to be taken to our printable Grandparent’s Day Cards)
Next, do some hand print art! (I love handprint art….it is all over my house!)
Lastly, have your little one interview their grandparent…. We have a free printable interview page to get the questions started. What did Grandma/Grandpa like when he/she was the child’s age? What do they like now? We have a cute little interview page to ask Grandma/Grandpa about their favorite food, book, color, etc. You can also draw a picture of Grandma/Grandpa. You can even put together your own “What _____________Does Best book!”
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.