Do you celebrate Grandparent’s Day? Did you even know such a day existed? Grandparents are kind of the rock stars of our family, so every day is pretty much their day if you ask my kids. All that considered, when I realized that this Sunday was the official day dedicated to them, I thought it would be a good time to work in a little fun family history. I typed up a list of 20 questions for my kiddos to ask their Grandparents and start compiling a fun little history about their favorite people on the planet.
Download 20 Questions for Grandma and Grandpa
This list is just a start. And there are a variety of ways to use it. I may send a few questions to my own Grandma via email and save her reply. For my own children, I will help them ask their grandparents a couple of the questions at a time and record the interview. I can transcribe it, and the kids will love looking back on the video clips later. For older kids, they could write down Grandma and Grandpa’s answers in a special journal where they can also add special photos and mementos of all the fun things they’ve done together. Even children can participate in family history. And it can be fun!
Don’t you think kids will come to appreciate their grandparent even more as they take time to get to know more about them? Grandparents will surely feel the love as their little ones gather around to listen to their past. These interviews will be a treasure to me as well!
Is there anything better than the relationships between our children and our parents? These two generations of people have molded me and influenced who I am more than any other people. When I think of them, the scripture “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers…” takes on so much meaning. We really need our families to become all we can. Click here to find out more about family history!