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Fun at Grandma's House
Make It Fun for the Grandkids to Visit
I'm a grandma, and I love it! My three grandkids make my day, whether I see them that day or not. So, when they visit, I make sure we all have fun at Grandma's house.
This photo shows my three babies playing Bingo with a vintage Bingo set. None of those fancy new games at Grandma's. Good times!
Check out all the fun things we do together.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Fun at Grandma's House!
Make the time your grandkids
visit a fun time that they'll remember.
Think about their interests then plan at least
one activity around that interest.
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When you have different things to do at your house than what the kids have at home, it's fun for grandkids to visit!
Think of tried and true games and toys and keep them on hand for the grandchildren.
We Love to Play BINGO
What's Special at Grandma's House?
Take advantage of where you live.
There has to be something special about it.
Near my house, a church bell rings
on the hour from 10 am to 6 pm.
The grandkids love listening to the music
then counting the bells.
Counting the Bells
Are You a Grandma?
Toy Cash Register
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All three of my grandkids go to my toy cash register almost every time they visit. It talks ("That'll be five dollars, please!", "Come again.").
It also lets them slide credit cards through the reader to pretend they're shopping just like mom and dad.
Be a Fun Grandparent
Go for walks with your grandkids. Take along a long-handled magnet, and it'll be a treasure hunt!
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled to find money, too!
Have your grandchildren helped you
Rotary Dial Telephone
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That toy cash register might be popular at this grandma's house, but my vintage rotary dial phone is even more popular! One of my grandkids always brings it from the spare bedroom to the living room and lifts the receiver and holds it to their ear.
They may or may not dial but they carry on a conversation. They eventually do dial because sticking your finger in those little holes and turning it is just fun!
Keep It Fun
While children are little,
take advantage of the fact that
they like to spend time with grandma.
Kids grow up and get bored of grandparents sometimes. I hope this never happens with mine, but it could!
This is the waffle maker I use to make waffles when my grandkids visit. We can eat them with our hands.
Fun Food to Eat at Grandma's
We love waffles spread with Nutella!
We rarely eat at the table when my grandkids visit. With the help of little hands, we spread a sheet on the living room floor and we have a picnic!
Waffles are a favorite. Sometimes we have bacon (the best food!) with them or ice cream or both!
Spread Nutella on a waffle and watch it disappear.
Apples are yummy especially with caramel dip!
My oldest grandson told me he only gets cranberry juice when they fly so I keep some on hand.
Make Crafts with Your Grandchildren
I love crafting with my grandkids.
Crafting is a blast with grandkids. You can just have fun with little regard for the end product since just making something is fun in itself. Here are a few ideas for crafting with your grandchildren:
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Read to Your Grandkids
Read to your grandchildren.
My oldest grandson is almost 9, but he still sits and listens when I read a story, especially if it's a good one.
My youngest grandson picks this book out for me to read at bed time. The repetitive wording helps him settle down and lulls him to sleep.
For older grandkids, it's fun to figure out the clues to solve these mysteries.
From the cover page to the end, these bad kitties will get you all giggling!