Grandparents Day Storytime -- September Library Lesson -- Back to School


This Grandparents Day Storytime is perfect for Grades K-3 in September! Includes two parts — a whole-class library lesson and a self-directed activity. Created for libraries, but it works great for classroom storytime, too. Includes detailed lesson plan with AASL, CC, and TEKS standards.



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  • Recommended for: Grades K-3
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (total of about 60 minutes)
  • Formats: PPT or Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this Grandparents Day Storytime is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.


  • 54 PPT + Google™ Slides (editable text–this one is longer than usual because of the interactive game’s correct / try again slides)
  • List of 28 grandparent-themed Recommended Reads (1 page PDF — print and give to students, teachers, and parents; editable text)
  • Two scavenger hunt activities, differentiated (2 page PDF and PPT; editable text)
  • Scavenger hunt answer key (1 page PDF and PPT; editable text)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT; 100% editable)
  • Lesson tips and tricks (6 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for Part II scrolling slides (2 pages, PDF)


Part I is a guided whole-class discussion and interactive game about technology students’ grandparents might have used when they were younger. Each answer slide includes a description of that object. The slides walk you through the entire introduction to Grandparents Day and the game, from start to finish.

  • 2 recommended read-alouds + two related video links for Grandparents Day in K-3.
  • Storytime song “Grandma, Grandpa”
  • ASL sign language for “grandma” and “grandpa” — includes video links, clipart image of the signs, and step-by-step directions for making the signs
  • Interactive Game — “Can you guess what these objects were used for?” — Objects include: instamatic camera, rotary phone, cassette tape, videocassette tape, and floppy disk.
  • Slide to introduce your read-aloud (paste the book cover on the slide).
  • Checkout reminders slide — add your own reminders!
  • “What Should We Do Now?” slide — This is very clear instructions (with images!) on what students should be doing after the Grandparents Day Storytime.


The second part is the scrolling slides. Set them on a timer to scroll on a screen during library checkout. Students can use the scrolling slides to complete one of the two Scavenger Hunts. All images and information in the slides relate to themes for Grandparents Day Storytime.

  • Should there be an apostrophe in “Grandparents Day?”
  • two Grandparents Day idioms — “young at heart” and “knee-high to a grasshopper”
  • Word of the Week — “elder”
  • how to say “grandma” and “grandpa” in five languages
  • history of Grandparents Day
  • Who is our school crossing guard?
  • world record — oldest person ever to live
  • things to do with older relatives, neighbors, and family friends
  • official flower of Grandparents Day
  • would you rathers
  • this or that
  • Happy Birthday to…
  • Library skill: publication date / copyright date

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