Grandmothers Day Top 100+ Activities to Plan

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Last updated Jun 15, 2024
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Top 100+ Activities and Ideas to Plan for Grandmothers Day

Activities, You Can Do Every Day with Grandma.

You can also use the ideas to do with mothers, mothers-in-law, fathers, grandfathers, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and your kids' grandparents ...

Who is a special person in your life that you can plan an activity to spend time with them? And, would suit them.

Grandmother's Day and Mother's Day Experience

The inspiration for writing this blog about Grandmother's Day and Mother's Day came from being in lockdown.

In 2020 the state where I reside was in lockdown. Which meant, getting together for Mother's Day face to face was not possible. So, it was celebrated virtually.

Now it's 2021. And, it's uncertain what things could be like here or in other countries.

In February 2021, my state is in a 5-day lockdown! I understand so that we can get to the donuts again. We reached donuts!

But then, the next strain arrived from another state. And, the vax race is on so that my state can open again. That date is getting closer.


Be Prepared

Be creative!

What can you recommend to spend time with your Grandmother

  • virtually
  • face-to-face outdoors
  • face-to-face indoors

that is different from previous years?

And, make it into an experience.


Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast ~ Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

1 What Can You Do Virtually for a Grandmothers Day Experience?


Grandmothers Day Virtual Activities
  • Share your love with a virtual greeting
  • Bake a cake to share
  • Send flowers, chocolates, or a gift
  • Make a phone call
  • FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom
  • Organize a family zoom get together
  • Purchase a DVD of a movie or show and have it posted directly
  • Buy music online
  • Buy some crafts, sewing, or DIY kit
  • Send a care package
  • Buy some toilet paper
  • Give Virtual Hugs
  • Send a fruit or vegetable box
  • Send a fresh food package
  • Send a hamper
  • Buy a book
  • Record family history
  • Plan a future get-together
  • Send a card
  • Write a letter
  • Create a story
  • Plan travel
  • Plan a road trip
  • Share a family recipe
Playing a Facetime Game

Play a game on Face Time with my granddaughter

2 What Can You Do Outdoors on a Grandmothers Day Face-to-Face Experience?


Grandmothers Day Outdoor Activities
  • Go for a walk together
  • Make a video
  • Take selfies
  • Do something different
  • Walk the dog
  • Go to the cinema
  • Watch a sunset
  • Pick your own sunflowers, strawberries, cherries, corn ...
  • Sit and have a drink at a cafe
  • Walk along the beach
  • Watch hail or snow melt
  • Go for a drive in the country
  • Camp in a camping ground
  • Climb a hill, ranges, or a mountain
  • Spend the day sightseeing like a tourist
  • Explore a town where your ancestors lived
  • Go on a hike
  • Photograph a waterfall
  • Visit the zoo
  • Have a picnic or BBQ at a park
  • Gift a mystery picnic
  • Explore a national or state park
  • Wander in a forest
  • Stand next to tall trees
  • Take a boat ride on a river or lake
  • Go on a treasure hunt
  • Find art on an art trail
  • Visit an art gallery
  • Visit a museum
  • Plant a garden
  • Take a road trip
  • Collect wildflowers
  • Go to a water park
  • Spend the day at a theme park
  • Discover a new town
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Look for butterflies and dragonflies
  • Go for a swim
  • Sit outside under the stars in the moonlight
  • Jump in puddles
  • Stand in the rain
  • Go bird watching and photographing
  • Attend a pilates or yoga class
  • Enroll in a painting class
  • Pick flowers in the garden
  • Listen to the waves crashing at the beach and coast
  • Visit a farm
  • Stop and look at a rainbow
  • Help in the garden
  • Photograph a landscape
  • Listen to the bird's chirp
  • Look at the clouds
  • Play cricket on the beach or in the backyard
  • Draw hopscotch with chalk and play hopscotch
  • Fly a kite in a park
  • Photograph the milky way and the stars
  • Play tennis
  • Play catch the ball
  • Smell the roses
  • Visit the botanical gardens
  • Visit a historical site
  • Find statues and monuments
  • Visit a ghost town
  • Explore an old mining town

Best Choice For a Mystery Picnic with Grandma

Gift Grandma a Mystery Picnic

Are you looking for a picnic with a mystery destination?

Do you like going on scavenger hunts with family?

I unveil my experience on an Mystery Picnic in the Dandenong Ranges.

In my post, you can find the top seven reasons to gift a mystery picnic for two and a family.

And, you can find more details in my post about the mystery picnic experience.

Get details to gift Grandmother a Mystery Picnic.

3 What Can You Do Indoors on a Grandmothers Day Face-to-Face Experience?


Grandmothers Day Indoor Activities
  • Give a Hug
  • Bake together
  • Share a meal
  • Sing some songs
  • Make a video
  • Take selfies
  • Buy Music
  • Do something different
  • Make something creative
  • Create a painting
  • Play hide and seek
  • Play cards
  • Play a board game
  • Read a book
  • Play charades
  • Learn to knit, crochet, sew, or embroidery
  • Make a smoothie
  • Plan a trip
  • Ask about your family history
  • Record a conversation
  • Collect family recipes
  • Make a family photograph
  • Draw a picture
  • Write a story
  • Play lego
  • Paint each other's nails
  • Do coloring
  • Research a town where your ancestors lived

Grandmothers Day

Pick your own Sunflowers in the Sunflower Field

Pick your own Sunflowers

Take a Roadtrip

Jennifer Empey

Take Selfies

Do it with your grandkids. it's more fun.

Sunflower Field Victoria

Go for a Walk

Drive to the Country

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Plan Outdoor Activities For Grandmothers Day
Plan Outdoor Activities For Grandmothers Day

Find more ideas to make an experience

You can find ideas to share memories and activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren in my article, childhood memories to do with Grandkids.

Virtually, Outdoors, Indoors

In whichever situation you find yourself in. There are activities that you can do virtually, outdoors, and face-to-face.

What activities can you recommend to do for or with your Grandmother to make an experience? Leave a Comment!

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  1. Great idea! We will probably be in the same situation too.

    • Thank you Debbie. It’s certainly a different year.

      • Didn’t really think about needing to celebrate Mother’s Day virtually these will be great tools to use if that is the case! Thanks!

        • Thank you for reading Jordan. You’re welcome. I didn’t consider it either until the current level restrictions were extended here until after Mothers Day.

  2. I guess we do need to think of alternative mothers day ideas.

    • It’ll be interesting to see what you find.

  3. Great idea and always beautiful. Yes pretty sure that most of us will be having virtual Mother’s Days.

    • Thank you Beth. Enjoy Mothers Day

      • I enjoy your photography and these banners are stunning.

        • Thank you Alice

  4. I had to look twice to see what the picture is, but once I figured it out I see how remarkable of a photographer you are! Wow!

    • Thank you Diane

    • These are so beautiful and eye catching!

      • Thank you Kendra

  5. Such a great idea, especially in these days of social distancing. So hard not to be with Mom!

    • Thank you Linda. Yes, it is.

  6. I imagine we will be doing the same thing here!

    • It’ll be interesting to see what you come up with, Cindy

  7. This is a great idea!

    • Thank you Lisa

  8. Great images! I live across the country from my mom so we’ll be celebrating virtually too.

    • Thank you Eva Enjoy virtual time with your mum

  9. So thoughtful

    • Thank you Santana

  10. Love the colors!

    • Thank you Melisaa

    • Wow! With more than 100 activities, this is one epic list of things to do on Grandmothers’ Day! A great way to enjoy each other!

      • Thank you Karen. Yes, so many things to do.

  11. These are great! Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you Candy. You’re welcome.

  12. These are so beautiful and fun! Love them, you are SO talented!

    • Thank you Holly. I appreciate your thoughts

  13. What a great idea – thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you Hillari. You’re welcome

  14. Beautiful graphics. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you Sara. You’re welcome

  15. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your art with us!

    • Thank you Lindsey. You’re welcome.

  16. Thank you so much, these are very pretty! So many of us will be celebrating virtually this year.

    • Thank you Christina. You’re welcome. Yes we will.

  17. Very beautiful!!

    • Thank you Sydney

  18. My Mom is living with us now…so I won’t have to celebrate virtually…but I love your banners

    • Thank you Cathy. That’s cool your mum is there with you.

  19. Gosh, I did not even think about Mother’s Day. Nice banners.

    • Thank you Tricia. Yes, we need to be organized this year.

  20. Yes we will probably be celebrating Mother’s Day virtually too. We just celebrated our parents’ birthday virtually this weekend. These are beautiful!

    • Thank you Lina. Grateful, that we have virtual technology.

  21. A great idea and way to start planning ahead, thanks!

    • Thank you Ayesha. You’re welcome.

  22. that sounds like a good way to celebrate mother’s day

    • Thank you Maritza

  23. Beautiful as always Jennifer.

    • Thank you Heather

  24. These are lovely to share for Mother’s Day! I am fortunate to live right next door to my mom so will celebrate just talking over the fence!

    • Thank you Tiffany. Enjoy time with your mum.

  25. These are all really pretty – thank you for sharing ideas for a virtual Mother’s Day!

    • Thank you Tara. You’re welcome.

  26. You have great artwork! I love that you made one specific to Mother’s Day. This will be my first Mother’s Day celebration as a new mom. I’m excited!

    • Thank you Tiffany. Enjoy your first mothers day, it’s exciting.

  27. cute idea!

    • Thank you Melissa

  28. Perfect for Mother’s Day! Thanks for sharing

    • Thank you Lisa. You’re welcome

  29. These are really pretty! Did you do the art yourself?

    • Thank you Ruth. Yes It starts as my photograph then I digitally create the artwork.

  30. What a great list of activities, regardless of the situation you find yourself in!

    • Thank you Marianne.

  31. This post makes me miss my grandmas so much! Thanks for the awesome suggestions. Definitely going to do a few of these.

    • Sorry! Sounds like you have a lot of love for your grandmas. You’re welcome.

  32. I’m not sure if it’s because of the pandemic or not buy my family has started a monthly trivia night. It’s super fun and we switch up who hosts and makes the questions. Just like you, it’s been a while since we’ve all gotten together so it has been really nice to see everyone. Luckily we also have planned a get-together in North Carolina for this coming summer.

    • I like the idea of the monthly family trivia night. Enjoy your family time together, Leeanne

  33. These are great ideas! I love doing things outdoors!

    • Thank you, Lisa. Yes, outdoors is fun.

  34. You have so many great suggestions for celebrating Grandmother’s Day. Me and my kids like sending a meal from a restaurant or prepared meals from Freshly to their Grandparents.

    • Thank you Kristen. They sound like great ideas. Gives their grandparents time off from cooking.

  35. Aw… this is such a sweet list of ideas to help celebrate grandmothers day! I love it! The ghost town visit sounds fun for outdoors!

    • Thank you Charlene. Yes, the ghost town would be fun.

  36. What a great updated list of things to consider doing for Grandmother’s Day! I love the idea of sending a care package if you can’t spend time in person.

    • Thank you, Kendra. Yes, a care package is a good idea, too.


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