Whether you see your grandchildren every week or only a few times a year, a day together offers a wonderful opportunity to develop a special bond while passing on priceless life stories, family history and life lessons.
Listed below are 5 activities to do with your grandchildren guaranteed to make your day together special. As you re-live moments of your youth through your grandchildren’s eyes, you’ll be creating new memories together.
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- Share Family Photos
Do you have a box of old family photos collecting dust somewhere? Before your grandchildren arrive, gather a few photos of yourself at the same age as your grandkids along with a photos of siblings, parents and even your own grandparents. When your grandchildren arrive, talk about what life was like when you were young.
- Introduce Games From Your Youth
After quiet time looking at photos, your grandchildren may be ready for a bit more activity. Tell them about the games and toys of your youth. Describe how Red Rover, Kick-the-Can or Hopscotch is played. Buy some jacks, marbles or other favorite games or toys and play a few rounds. If you pick up a second set, your grandchildren will have something to bring home along with a wonderful memory!
- Make a Family Tree
Ready for a little peace and quiet? Make a family tree together. Draw a simple tree on a large poster board, and then help your grandchildren fill in family names on the branches. Share stories of family members so they can get know their ancestors.
- Talk About Family Heirlooms
While photos are interesting and stories are fun, it’s the heirlooms that help to transport people back in time. Talk about the evenings around the piano that was once your father’s or the china your mother used for family filled holiday dinners. If you really want to see your grandchildren’s eyes light up, bring out your wedding dress or a special toy or doll saved from your youth.
- Snacks from the Past
Nothing brings back memories like tasting the treats of your childhood. Give your grandkids the chance to discover this tasty experience with you. Whip up a batch of your mother’s oatmeal cookies, or take your grandkids out for a malted milkshake or a mile-high sunday. After all, indulging in treats together is one of the great joys of being a grandparent.
No matter which activities you do with your grandchildren, your time together and the memories it creates is a gift they will cherish for years to come!
~ Legacy Videos ~
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