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Planning Enjoyable Activities with Your Grandchildren

Posted by Doreen Dann, RN, BSN, MHA, July 8, 2016

As a grandparent, you can experience joy by spending time with your grandchildren. Do you find it a challenge to keep them occupied? You might consider planning some fun activities that will create memories the children can remember for a lifetime. Here are a few ideas that you can use:

Make Dinner or a Treat

If you are planning a meal, invite the grandchildren to join you in the kitchen. They can learn basic cooking skills and you will have entertainment while you are cooking. A fun afternoon activity might be to bake a batch of cookies, cake, or brownies. The kids will love these treats, and they will enjoy the time learning about food preparation.

Work in the Yard Together

Children have fun playing in the dirt, which is why they love activities in the garden. Teach your grandchildren about planting and harvesting a garden, and let them tend to their own plants in the yard. Make sure to prepare a meal together using the produce that was grown.

Take a Nature Walk

Go outside and find a nature walk trail where you can explore the beautiful earth. Take time to smell the flowers, look for bugs, and talk about the birds or other animals that you see along the pathway. You could even make it a game by having them collect flowers or leaves.

Card Games and Board Games

Turn off the electronics and pull out some classic board games. Simple games like Chutes and Ladders or Candyland can be a great option for younger children. Or use a basic deck of cards if the child is old enough to understand the rules of the game.

Read Together

Reading is important as the child is learning. You will have the opportunity to spend quality time with the child, and they will be able to practice their reading skills at the same time. Make an activity out of the day by taking the grandchildren to the library to pick out books that they want to take back to the house.

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