Celebrating the Ties that Bind

Families For Life’s annual ‘Celebrating Our Grands’ on Saturday, 9 October 2021 celebrates the strong bonds between multiple generations of the family. Celebrated a day after Children’s Day, the nation-wide celebration hopes to inculcate important family values of ‘Love’, ‘Care & Concern’, ‘Commitment’ and ‘Respect’ in our young and encourage them to show appreciation for their grandparents or elderly extended family members (such as grandaunts or granduncles) in each of their unique ways.

Cherish the special bond with your grands and let them know how much they mean to you! Enjoy more heartwarming comic strips about the precious moments of Family Time here and share them with your loved ones! 
#CelebratingOurGrands #IChooseFamilyTime


Gift an Origami

Gift an Origami and Bring a Smile to Your Grands :) 

Celebrating Our Grands’ is a day to show our appreciation for our grands. Make your very own origami craft and present it to your grands with a handwritten message of ‘Love’, ‘Care and Concern’, ‘Commitment’ and ‘Respect’ on Saturday, 9 October 2021. 

Download the folding instructions, message card and origami paper of your preferred origami craft below.

Watch tutorial on how to 
fold an Origami Heart


Watch tutorial on how to 
fold an Origami Tulip Flower 


Share the Love You Have for Your Grands Online and Stand to Win! 🎁


How to Participate:

Step 1: Show your grands how much you love them with one of the above origami crafts.

Step 2: Unleash your creativity on the origami craft. Decorate it the way you like and pen your message which includes at least one of these family values (Love, Care & Concern, Commitment or Respect) on the card.

Step 3: Snap a photo of your completed origami and handwritten card, and submit your entry on the FFL Facebook giveaway post with hashtag #CelebratingOurGrands.

Submit your entries by Friday, 29 October 2021, 5pm. 5 participants from each origami category with the most creative entries will win eVouchers worth $20 each. Winners will be announced on Facebook by Friday, 5 November 2021.

*Terms and Conditions apply.

Announcement (5 November 2021): Thank you to all the families who shared your precious family moments and creative crafts with us, and congratulations to the 10 winners of our giveaway!

Special Feature: Participation from Schools and Volunteers

Some of our volunteers and children from the preschools and primary schools had a fun time with their first experience at origami folding. Here are some of their accomplished and happy faces while presenting their handmade origami crafts and message cards to their heartened grands, all captured in wide smiles! 😊 


  Children from MY World Preschool Ltd


Child with grandparents, MOE Kindergarten @ Blangah Rise


Crafts by children from Ace @ Work Childcare Pte Ltd


Children with grandmother, Tanjong Katong Primary School


Child with grandfather, Tanjong Katong Primary School


Craft by student from Tanjong Katong Primary School


Craft demo by FFL volunteers, Zach and Sara 

Get Creative with Ah Gong & Ah Ma

Get Creative with Ah Gong and Ah Ma 

In conjunction with Celebrating Our Grands on 9 October 2021, I Feel Young SG and Families for Life jointly present "Get Creative with Ah Gong & Ah Ma", a short-video competition to celebrate intergenerational bonding between seniors and youth.

Celebrate the spirit of being young at heart and enjoy a time of intergenerational bonding by joining the contest! From performing goofy lip syncs to dancing in matching outfits, get creative with an original routine or recreate memes and capture those merry moments on video.

The benefits of intergenerational bonding extend both ways: Grands and seniors can be mentors, with a wealth of experiences, share their stories and values. While Grandchildren and youth, with their energy, keep their seniors young at heart and also experiment new technology trends with them. 

Fun and meaningful activities build intergenerational relationships and strengthen family bonds. We hope this contest will not only help to bridge generational gaps, but also enhance mutual understanding between young and old. If you're a senior, take this opportunity to have fun and enjoy some quality family time. If you're a youth, show appreciation to your Grands for their contributions to your family and our nation!

How to Participate:


Contest runs from now till 29 October 2021 and is open to all residents in Singapore. Winners will be announced on Friday, 12 November 2021 on the I Feel Young SG page. For more details, visit go.gov.sg/getcreative. T&Cs apply.


Special thanks to our sponsors



Colouring Sheets from Ah Guo

Well-known Singaporean illustrator, Ah Guo 阿果 , specially designed 3 special pieces of artwork each to depict the special relationships between grandchildren and their grandparents for Celebrating Our Grands.

Download the colouring sheets to colour your own version of these lovely grandparents and grandchildren scenes.

The Amazing Bird Whisperer

The Great Durian Connoisseur

The Grand Taichi Master


Or download these beautiful coloured versions to create your personalised postcards and greeting cards with them for your beloved Grands!

The Amazing Bird Whisperer

The Great Durian Connoisseur

The Grand Taichi Master

Grand Families Guide