10 Creative Ideas for Long-Distance Grandparents

Stay on their minds with these fun and easy activities for long-distance grandparents.

By Sharon Lovejoy
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We, also, live about 100 miles from our grandson (he's 3). I send him a card almost every week and include little games I think of to include matching, numbers, letters etc. I cut out pictures from old magazines and use colored ink...I sometimes include pennies he can earn...he loves it and his mom, my wonderful DIL, loves it, too! Also, our phones have facetime we use when talking. We make it work! When we travel I send him postcards of interesting animals or things...he loves the stamps, too!

pburns2007@msn.com on 2013-10-30 20:11:28

We live 100 miles from our granddaughter. My daughter gave us a very special Christmas present. A photo calendar of my granddaughter. On each month we have a designated Skype day. All four of us really look forward to this video visit. Our granddaughter at 1 and 1/2 shows such enthusiasm and babbles on when she sees us on the screen. These visit augment the times we get together in person.

lakeland63@yahoo.com on 2013-10-17 09:47:30

I just found out I am going to be a Grandmama. I am so full of joy, but my grandson or granddaughter will live a few states away. I am glad to have found this site.

kristanyoung@rocketmail.com on 2013-05-27 14:39:27

I am a Long-Distance Grammy. I sent my older grandson, Kaleb age 10, text photos of things he likes and I like. One month I sent him a photo of a dragonfly I have bought him and He left it at my house on a visit. This dragonfly was in a different place everyday, I even took this dragonfly to work with me. It was a lot of fun.


cbpayne@ncsu.edu on 2013-03-06 07:02:17

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