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A Grandparents Day Discovery Adventure

Attention and greetings grandchildren! On Grandparents Day, we recognize and thank our grandparents for all they do for our families.  But what do we really know about them? Below is a Grandparents’ Scavenger Hunt. We encourage you to annoy your parents and grandparents until, together, you complete this journey of grandparental discovery! 

Next to each task is a point value — add up your “Know Your Grandparents” points and send the total to grandparentquiz@jewishgrandparentsnetwork.org. We will list the top five grandchild-grandparent teams on the Jewish Grandparents Network Facebook Group.

When Your Grandparents Were Youngman and woman sing together

 Uncover Photos:

  • A grandparent as a baby (10 points)
  • A class picture from elementary, middle, or high school or a camp photograph (25 points)
  • A picture of a grandparents’ family pet (20 points)

Discover:

  • The name of a grandparent’s elementary school teacher (10 points)
  • The name of a grandparent’s best childhood friend (5 points)
  • A place a grandparent once went on vacation (5 points)
  • Find an event that happened on the day a grandparent was born (25 points)

Find These Images on Google Earth:

  • The hospital (or home) where a grandparent was born (25 points)
  • The house where a grandparent was raised.(25 points)
  • A grandparent’s elementary school (25 points)

When Your Grandparents Met 

Uncover Photos:

  • A photo from their wedding ceremony (15 points)
  • A photo from their honeymoon (25 points)
  • A photocopy of their marriage license or ketubah (25 points)
  • A photo or an image found on the web of a grandparent’s first car (50 points)

Discover:

  • Where your grandparents met (10 points)
  • Where your grandparents went on their first date (15 points)
  • The names of the best man and maid of honor at their wedding (15 points)

Find These Images on Google Earth:

  • The school, college, or place a grandparent worked when they met their future spouse (25 points)
  • The place where your grandparents were married (25 points)

Your Parents Are Born

 Uncover Photos:

  • A baby picture of your mother or father (10 points)
  • A photo from your parents’ honeymoon (15 points)
  • A photocopy of their marriage license or ketubah (25 points)

Find These Images On Google Earth:

  • The hospitals (or homes) where a parent was born (25 points)
  • The place where your grandparents were married (25 points)
  • The house or apartment building where they lived when they were married (25 points)

Way Back When….

Find Out About Your Grandparents’ Parents and Grandparents

 Uncover Photos:

  • A portrait of one of your grandparents’ parents (your great-grandparents) (25 points)
  • A portrait of one of your grandparents’ grandparents (your great-great-grandparents) (50 points)

Discover:

  • If a grandparent, a great-grandparent, or a great-great-grandparent was an immigrant, find the name of the ship that brought them to North America. If they were born in North America find out what city (75 points)
  • Find an important national or world event that occurred the year a great-grandparent was born (50 points)

Find on Google Earth:

  • An image from the town or city where a great, great grandparent was born (50 points)

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