15 fun activities for when you visit your grandparents

seniors

March 23, 2017

Memories with Grandma and Grandpa are something your child will cherish for the rest of their lives. Often times, it can be difficult to find something fun to do. To help find a cure for the lack of things both parties might enjoy, we have put together a list of fun activities your children can do when they visit their grandparents.

15 fun activities for any child to do with their grandparents:

Play cards.

Who doesn’t like a good game of cards? Card games like UNO, Old Maid or Go Fish are great for any age!

Solve crosswords, puzzles or riddles.

Puzzles are great because they challenge the mind and involve teamwork from both parties.

Interview each other! Take notes or record it with your smartphone.

Give your child something to look back on by having them interview Grandma or Grandpa! Who knows, you may find out something new yourself.

Draw a family tree, and discuss its branches.

Most families are a lot bigger than we tend to perceive. Have your child sit with their grandparents and go over a little family history.

Share old photos and talk about the stories behind them.

Each photo is worth a thousand words, but often times we don’t know the real story behind the photos we see.

Go on a walk.

Depending on the location you may be able to send your child on a quick walk with Grandma or Grandpa to do a little sightseeing.

Have a tea party.

Putting on a big fancy hat and doing a little acting is a great way to escape reality and have a little fun.

Take turns reading a book.

Whether it’s a bedtime story or a chapter of a favorite book reading is a great way to instill the importance of reading.

Draw pictures of one another.

Who knew Grandma or Grandpa was an artist? Drawings are a great keepsake for both the grandchild and grandparent.

Watch a movie together.

Movies are a great way to pass time and relax! Pick a favorite movie to share and enjoy a healthy snack.

Have breakfast or dinner together.

Getting out of the house and going to dinner is a great way for any grandparent to show off their most prized possession.

Bake cookies.

Sharing the secret cookie recipe is a great way to bond and have a little fun in the kitchen.

Sing karaoke and dance!

Want to see Grandma and Grandpa dance? Ask them their favorite song growing up and throw it on for a little dance party.

Color or paint picture frames.

Create something that will always have a special place in your child’s heart by having them decorate a picture frame with Grandma and Grandpa.

Play a game on a smartphone or tablet.

Having your child show Grandma or Grandpa how to play their favorite game on their smartphone or tablet will be right up your child’s alley.

Memories are created every hour of every day! If your grandparents need a little help and may benefit from assisted or independent living be sure to contact us today and find out why we’re more than just a living facility, we’re a community of friends! friendshealthcare.org/who-we-are/