Grandparents Day Events: Here are snapshots of the events of some of the successful Grant Winners from 2018. Have a look through the creative ideas that winners came up with to inspire you to plan your own event in 2018.
Grandparents Day Events Ideas 2018
1. A Bug’s Life at Aminya Centre
Aminya Centre, Baulkham Hills
To celebrate Grandparents Day falling in the height of spring, this retirement village partnered with the local pre-school to host an event bringing children and seniors together on a journey of scientific discovery. Bringing in an Entertainer Educator as a special guest, “The Professor in the Hawaiian Shirt” got kids and grandparents up close and personal with leaf insects, giant burrowing cockroaches, millipedes, snails, crickets, scorpions, and mealworms. For a special treat, all children got to take away a special “Bug Bag” full of insect treasures and information inside.
By partnering together and creating the educational and exciting form of entertainment these two groups managed to connect seniors and young children who may not have grandchildren or grandparents to visit.
Full of curiosity and excitement this event was a great way for seniors and children to try something new together in a way that will certainly stick in the memory!
2. Ultimate Ukelele Tour
Millthorpe Public School, Millthorpe
Students from this public school who had learned to play the ukulele during their school term decided to take their musical talent on the road for Grandparents Day. Rather than heading to an Eistedford, these students took a trip to visit residents of nursing homes around Orange and Blaney. Performing for the seniors and even teaching them a few tricks on the ukulele, the student even gave a special performance for one lucky resident in honor of her 100th birthday.
- “It was a beautiful day…It is a regular on our calendar from now on.” – Jo Jackett, Millthorpe Public School
3. Grand Tea for Grandparents
Nowra Family Support Services
These grants winners went the extra mile to include their entire community and ensure a big turnout for last year’s Grandparents Day by partnering with Shoalhaven City Council, Mission Australia, Nowra Public School, Cullunghutti Early Learning Centre, Family Day Care and local entertainers.
People came from all parts of the community to celebrate at two “Grand Tea for Grandparents” morning tea events, with children from local schools giving some very special musical and dance performances for their grandparents.
- “Grandparents Day comes as a reminder to stop and say thank you and remember the special moments you have had with your loved ones,” – Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash
4. Grandparents at the Library
Randwick Library hosted a grandparents day story time and grandparents day craft grandparents day activities for grandparents and grandchildren to read and play together, along with a special green screen photography shoot to create a memento of the day.
- “Those attending were thrilled to be able to celebrate the role of grandparents in the local community.” – Aggie Partridge, Randwick Library
5. Grandparents Gala Day
Shine for Kids
The SHINE for Kids Grandparents Gala Day was a day of recognition and celebration for all grandparents caring for children in the local region who have a mum or dad currently within the criminal justice system. For this special event recognizing all their hard work grandparents were treated musical entertainment (including an Elvis impersonator), a delicious lunch, activities including ‘make your own herb garden’ with pots for grandparents to take home and pampering from a manicurist and masseuse.
- “This was such a positive and affirming project for a community of people who are often unrecognized” – Louise Arnold, Shine for Kids
7. Grandfriends Day
Woodbury Public School
Students spent the week leading up to Grandparents Day 2018 cooking a favorite grandparent’s recipe and putting together a mini-museum of artwork, stories, videos, photo and audio all based around that year’s theme: “At Nan and Pop’s Place”. On Grandparents, Day children invited their grandparents and grandfriends along to spend an afternoon with them picnicking under the trees and playing games from their grandparents’ childhood, with everything from marbles to knucklebones.
- “Many grandparents commented that it was nice to be recognized with a day like Mother’s Day.” – Katuscia Cummings, Woodberry Public School.
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