8 fun things to do with Grandkids these holidays
Today’s grandparents are more actively involved than ever as childcare providers, weekend hosts, live-in family members, and visiting playmates. Find some fun ideas for outings and activities to enjoy with your grandchildren next time you’re together.
Bring the kids to a nearby park to take in the sights and sounds of nature! Collect some treasures along the way, such as flowers and leaves, and make something special to remember your day.
Parents love when their kids squeeze in some reading time at Grandma’s house. Hit the library with your grandchild to track down some classics, or head to your local bookstore and pick out a new children’s book as a special treat.
Puzzles & Games
Checkmate! Enjoy a little friendly competition with your littlest family member. Many of the board games you played with your children are still popular with your grandchild’s generation. See this list of classic board games to jog your memory.
Duck. Duck. Goose! Bring your grandchild to a local park to observe the ducks or other birds, or — even better — attract feathered friends to your own backyard by making a homemade birdfeeder together.
Rainy days call for a trip to the movies. Bonus — tickets are usually discounted for kids and older adults! Check out our family movie guide for ideas on movies in theaters or flicks to watch at home with the kids.