Intergenerational Family Day Activities

senior with family

The importance of maintaining strong bonds within families has become more apparent in a world that is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly dependent on technology.

Family Day provides an excellent opportunity for adult children and grandchildren to engage in meaningful activities with the seniors in their lives. These activities foster connection and create lasting memories that can be passed down through generations.


The importance of intergenerational connection

Intergenerational relationships play a vital role in maintaining the fabric of family bonds. Sharing experiences, stories and traditions across different age groups helps create a sense of connection, continuity and identity.

Family Day, celebrated with enthusiasm across New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, encourages families to come together and celebrate all family members’ wisdom and life experiences. It’s a day to appreciate the unique perspectives each generation brings to the table and to strengthen the ties that bind us.

Crafting meaningful moments


Storytelling sessions

Begin the day by gathering the family for a storytelling session. Encourage your older loved ones to share anecdotes from their past, providing a rare glimpse into a different era. Sharing stories preserves family history and creates a space for open communication and understanding between generations.


Family recipe exchange

Food has a magical way of connecting people. Organize a family recipe exchange where seniors can share their most cherished recipes. Collaborate on preparing a meal, incorporating the flavours passed down through generations. This exchange will create a delicious meal and a sense of shared culinary heritage.


Family photo album

Compile a family photo album that spans generations. Gather pictures capturing key moments from the past and present. Take turns narrating the stories behind the photographs, allowing everyone to gain insights into the family’s history.


Active living for all ages




Enjoy a sports day with activities suitable for all ages. These activities could include friendly competitions such as three-legged races, sack races or even a game of family-friendly soccer. Physical activities promote health and create an environment for laughter and bonding.

If your family members have physical limitations, consider participating in more low-impact activities such as swimming, yoga, pilates or going on a walk.




Engage in a collaborative gardening project. Whether planting fruits and vegetables in an outdoor garden, having a flower-arranging session or setting up an aeroponic system to grow herbs indoors, working with nature can provide a therapeutic and rewarding experience for all. Seniors can share their vegetation wisdom, while younger family members provide the energy and enthusiasm to bring the project to life.



Arts and crafts

Unleash creativity by organizing an arts and crafts workshop. Whether painting, sculpting, knitting or cross-stitching, creative activities encourage self-expression and allow family members to learn from each other. Your final creations can be kept as keepsakes and tangible reminders of the day spent together.


Moments for reflection


Mindfulness & meditation

Create a serene atmosphere by engaging in a family meditation session. This activity promotes relaxation and mindfulness, allowing family members to connect more deeply. Seniors can share their experiences with mindfulness practices, providing valuable insights to younger generations.


Family traditions

Take the time to document family traditions, rituals and values. Create a collaborative document or video where each family member contributes thoughts on what makes these traditions special. This ensures the preservation of family heritage and allows for the exchange of ideas between generations.

If your family does not already have one, consider designing a family crest together. Crafting something beautiful that can be passed through generations can be meaningful and enjoyable.


Giving back to the community

Volunteer as a family

Choose a cause that resonates with the family and spend the day volunteering together. Whether helping at a local food bank, participating in a community cleanup or assisting at a senior living centre, engaging in charitable activities fosters a sense of shared purpose and responsibility.



Start a family book club

Initiate an intergenerational book club where family members of all ages can read and discuss a chosen book together. This activity promotes literacy and encourages the exchange of perspectives on literature, fostering a deeper understanding of each other’s values and beliefs.

Need help with what book to pick? Consider letting family members of all ages take turns picking a favourite book from their time growing up. Sharing literary adventures from different eras can be an eye-opening and engaging experience.



Family Day is a reminder that the bonds between family members can be strengthened and enriched through shared experiences. By engaging in various activities that cater to different interests and abilities, adult children and grandchildren can create lasting memories with the seniors in their lives. These activities not only bridge the generational gap but also contribute to the overall well-being and unity of the family.

As we celebrate Intergenerational Family Day, let us cherish the opportunity to connect, learn, and grow together, weaving a tapestry of shared experiences that will endure for generations to come.


Discover Life at Seasons. Book a Personal Visit Today.