Seven fun and moving ways for kids to wish their grandparents a happy birthday

With a special day coming up, it’s a good time to remind you of how your child can show their appreciation for grandma and grandpa.

After all, most grandparents will agree that nothing beats having a little one recognize how special they are. That’s why it’s so important to make sure they know how much you love them. 

This also means ensuring your little one is ready to express their gratitude; it’s never too early to instill these values in your child. 

Let’s take a look at seven fun and moving ways children can wish their grandparents a happy birthday and help them celebrate with an uplifting card or some other gesture.

1) Create a video together

Creating a video together is a great and lasting way to show your gratitude. You can have the kids do a silly dance, make up a song, or put on a skit and make it as silly as possible. This is a video you can keep forever, so it’s a great gift for the grandparents and for you and your kids to look back on when you miss them. 

If you have no idea how to create a happy birthday video message, don’t worry, there are online tools that make it easy and fun. Try it here and see for yourself. 

2) Bake grandparents a birthday cake

Helping your kids make a birthday cake for your grandparents shows their appreciation and love. Your child can choose the cake’s flavor. This lets them use their imagination and creativity to make the cake as special as they want it to be.  Baking with your child can be a lot of fun for both of you and a great way to spend some special time together. 

3) Write a special birthday poem or letter

Rather than buying a card, have your child write a special birthday poem or letter to their grandparents. Having them write a special poem or letter demonstrates that they understand the importance of the birthday.

You can encourage them to feel free to express themselves through this gesture and let them know that they can make it as silly or serious.

4) Draw a picture or make a collage

If your child is artistic, they can draw a picture or make a collage for their grandparents. This showcases their personality and lets their grandparents know how much they care. 

This also demonstrates that your child is willing to put in the effort to make something special for them. If your child is not artistic, they can still make a collage by cutting out pictures from magazines or newspapers.

5) Have the kids help grandparents with a chore

Chores can be as simple as taking out the trash, doing the dishes, or folding laundry. It teaches your kids the value of helping others. While there are many things that they can do,  let them choose which chore they want to help with. 

This will let them know that you appreciate their efforts and have no problem with them helping out their grandparents.

6) Get them involved in preparing dinner

If your child is old enough, encourage them to help prepare dinner on their birthday. This allows them to show their grandparents that they can do things like cooking, including using nectar as a food thickener if needed to modify food consistency for their grandparents, and cleaning without needing their help. If your child is still young, have them help set the table, put out the food, and get everything ready for dinner. 

7) Get the kids to help plan a party

If you’re planning a birthday party for your grandparent, get the kids involved in the planning. They can help with making invitations, decorating the house, and even helping to bake a cake. 

Your grandparents will appreciate the effort their grandkids put into making their birthday special. It’ll be a fun opportunity for the kids to bond with their grandparents and spend some quality time together.

There are many ways for kids to wish their grandparents a happy birthday. These are just a few of the most popular and thoughtful ways. Whatever you do, make sure it comes from the heart and that your kids are involved in the process. This will make the experience more special for everyone involved.

Photo by Alvaro Reyes