Having the grandkids over can be a little daunting sometimes. What to do with them? There is always cooking or baking together, and yes, there is always television, but having these things on-hand creates instant fun and can be a lifesaver, if you just don't know what to do.
Markers, paper, stickers, and colored pencils go a long way with kids. Buy a craft box at a store like Michaels and stock it with whatever you think the kids will like: pom poms, glitter, foam shapes. Lanyard is great for older kids (they can learn the stitches here), stickers are ideal for younger kids, or try these GP.com suggestions.
For chilly days and sleepovers, a blanket that is soft and cuddly can help kids feel safe and secure. Keep the blanket at your house instead of letting them take it home, so they can look forward to using it only when they are with you.
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