8 Activities Kids Love to Do with Grandparents

When you’re a kid, there’s nothing better than learning something fun and new from your grandparents.

By Sally Stich
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I find that building unbreakable bonds with grandkids is easy when you explore their imagination together. Because of a story I told my oldest grandson and his response was I should write a book has inspired me to start GrandKidGalaxy.com which he just loves. Stories crafted from experiences you share together are priceless. That's how I am building unbreakable bonds with my grandkids and anyone can do the same.

GrandKidGalaxy on 2014-06-08 13:51:00

I love your articles, but all my seven grandkids are teen and one is an adult, who works' at Disneyland in California as; mickey, Donald, chip charactors.it's had to entertain them over their I pads. any suggestions'?

gyhujiko930@gmail.com on 2013-08-13 10:53:08

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Regardless, if you're a frequent of fulltime caregiver for your grandchildren (or other relative kids), I invite you to come and talk to us in Grandparents Caring for Grandkids, over in the Community section. Whether you're raising those kids, helping to raise them or watching them often or for long hours, while the parents work or got to school, etc., I'd love to have you come and join us. Former and soon-to-be such caregivers are also welcome (as are all others - but please understand that the main focus on the group is on grandparent/relative caregivers and their concerns). I think you'll find there's a very compassionate, helpful and encouraging group of people in there.

And we're easy to find! Just scroll to the very top of this page (above the site title), click on Community and you'll see us about in the middle of the Index (under the category of Grandparenting). C'mon over!

And/or if you're new here - or just new to the Community area, please make a stop in Club Newcomer. You'll also find it on the Index, but further down than the caregivers' group, under the heading of Just for Fun. It's a great place, I think, for getting more familiar with the site and the Community, learning about the other forums and just having some fun (right now, we have a spring game going and and, IMO, you'll also enjoy our Question of the Month). So c'mon over there, too!

rosered135 on 2013-05-11 11:02:47

As the regular "nanny granny" for my precious grandchildren, I have a lot of fun with them, too, reading stories, playing board and computer games (kiddie websites), and drawing and coloring together, etc. They're just beginning to ask questions about MY parents and grandparents and since I'm a big family history buff, that's a great pleasure for me.

Their mom/my daughter likes to do the special cooking and baking projects with them, though, so I leave that alone. And I trust that all the other grandparents here are wise enough not to tread on parental toes. Also, at the risk of coming across like a wet blanket, I want to caution GPs to check with the parents b4 they take the grandkids anywhere or engage them in an activity that the parents might think they're not ready for. Please also be aware of food allergies, etc. Beyond that, I hope everyone has fun with the activities suggested and more! Enjoy!

rosered135 on 2013-05-11 10:50:44