There are a lot of things we know about our grandparents: They give amazing hugs, rarely say no to requests for ice cream and they are masters at reading stories. But our grandparents have so much more to tell us! Suggest a list of simple and fun questions for your child to ask their grandparent, and they will not only get an idea of what it was like to be a kid 60-some years ago, but they will gain some wisdom on the importance of family, friends and living a great long life!

grandmother and granddaughterPhoto: Jenny818 via Flickr

  1. Who was your best friend when you were a kid and what did you like to do together?
  2. What was your favorite food growing up?
  3. Tell me about the day we first met each other.
  4. Did you have a favorite toy when you were my age?
  5. Tell me about the house and neighborhood where you grew up.
  6. What was your grandma like?
  7. What was your favorite age to be?
  8. What’s the oldest memory you have?
  9. What are some silly things my mom or dad did when they were my age?
  10. What’s the best thing about being a grandparent?

Do you have other suggestions for questions to ask a grandparent? Let us know in the comments below! 

—Erin Feher