Ideas for Celebrating Grandparents Day
Your school year is about to begin, if it has not already, and Grandparents Day is a few weeks away on September 13. Have your students invite them to Back to School Night or a picnic lunch, and welcome them with a performance! Here are a few ideas that music teachers have shared.
- Johnny Prill Music offers sheet music and a CD to help celebrate National Grandparents Day, along with lesson plans, coloring activities, interview questions for grandparents and more.
- Students could also sing this song by John Riggio to their grandparents and feature photos with their grandparents on a PowerPoint projected on a screen.
- The American Grandparents Association offers many different song ideas for your elementary chorus.
- If you are in the midst of learning songs for a fall/winter program, a Grandparents Day preview performance could be great practice and help your students work out their jitters.
- Have students share their favorite memories or stories with their grandparents, along with artwork celebrating them.
- Have students suggest favorite songs from the 1950s or 1960s and put on a pop performance, inviting grandparents to sing along.
Please share your ideas for celebrating National Grandparents Day below!
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