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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.

Nature Walk
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.

Arts & Crafts
Most children love to get crafty! Check out some cute crafts for kids and these free printable coloring pages.

Cooking & Baking
Speaking of making things from scratch… If you like to cook or bake, check out these ideas for involving kids in the kitchen. Here are some tasty recipes to make with kids.

Gardening
Pass on your green thumb to your grandchild by growing berriespumpkinsvegetables, or flowers together. Most kids get a kick out of using a watering can.

Reading
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.

Bird Watching
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.

Movie Day

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.

Thanks to familyeducation for these great ideas. Click here to read the full article.

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