Fun with Your Grandkids

One of the best things about being a grandparent is that you can have fun with your grandkids, doing things you might never do on your own.

You can go to the park and swing on the swings; spend a day at the beach making amazing sandcastles or dinosaurs or whales; you can go for a walk and pick a beautiful bunch of dandelions or make a daisy chain....

Card Games

For one-on-one time with young children, card games work well because they are adaptable - little kids love to make up their own rules. My grandson had some interesting variations on "Go Fish" and "War". I was never sure if there really was such a game, but he loved to explain the rules to me.

Other Ideas

Board games too, range in suitability, from pre-schoolers right on up to adults. They provide fun, especially where there are several players and even the youngest gets to win sometimes.

Most children enjoy crafts and a Gran who can teach them to make an origami crane is a real treasure.

Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to make bonds between generations. Older children and teens can make scrapbooks which will be family treasures to pass down to the next generation.

For a rainy day, nothing beats a Dress-Up trunk full of Gran's old dresses, high heeled shoes and lots of beads and junky jewellery. Be sure to take photos!

Are you the family reunion planner in your family? These family reunion activities and ideas will help you maximize your time and effort.

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