November 24th, 2017
This weekend, take some time to celebrate a very special pair in your children’s lives: their grandparents. Grandparents are prominent figures in a young one’s life; just think of the wonderful memories you have of your own grandparents. Not only do they dote and love us unconditionally, they are a source of sagely wisdom and the living links to the past. Most importantly, they were the backup team we turned to when our parents were “bullying” us!
This Grandparents’ Day, let’s endeavour to foster the same kind of bond we shared with our grandparents in our children. Check out our list of unique ways children can show just how much they love and care for their grandparents on this special day.
Visit the National Museum
This Grandparents’ Day, the National Museum will be hosting a fun-filled Saturday just for grandparents and their grandbabies. Not only will there be games and performances, grandparents can even share their experiences growing up in the Singapore of old while visiting the exhibition, Witness to War: Remembering 1942.
Reminisce with Old Photographs
Have you ever wondered who your grandparents were before they were Mama and Yeye? Break out the photo albums and give little ones a chance to learn more about their grandparents. This will give junior a chance to listen to their grandparents’ rich stories and deepen the bond between them.
Sleepover with Grandparents
With their packed schedules, kids may not be able to spend quality time with their grandparents. Make time this weekend by arranging for them to sleepover at their grandparents. Drop them off after dinner with a cake to celebrate and some board games they can play with Grandma and Grandpa. Not only will they have plenty of time to bond, but you’ll also get some time off from the kids too!
A Dinner and A Show
Grandma is always the one cooking up their favourite dishes, but now its time to do the same for her! Task the kiddos to find out their grandparents’ favourite dishes and let them help you prepare it. To make the meal even more special, get the kids to put together a show for the grampies to enjoy during dinner. Let them decide if they want to sing, dance or play the piano. Just be prepared with a camera to record the special evening.
Screen an Old Movie
Break out the popcorn and take grandpa and grandma back in time by screening their favourite movies from their youth. Not only will it give them major nostalgia, it also gives them the opportunity to share what’s meaningful to them with their grandchildren and give them a break from watching Frozen for the hundredth time.
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