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Activities to Enjoy with Your Grandchildren

Grandmother and granddaughter gardening

It’s getting closer to summer and for grandparents, the opportunity to spend more time with the grandkids! Avoid running out of fun activities with these 20 creative ideas for spending time with your favorite little people.

  1. Plant a small flower garden.
  2. Make homemade ice cream.
  3. Have a picnic in the park (or the backyard).
  4. Have an indoor treasure hunt.
  5. Beat the heat and play card games.
  6. Put on your swimsuits and play in the sprinkler.
  7. Search for lightning bugs after dark.
  8. Teach them a hobby you enjoy — like sewing or fishing!
  9. Have a dance party.
  10. Play Simon Says.
  11. Go on a neighborhood scavenger hunt.
  12. Take a nature walk.
  13. Get creative with arts and crafts.
  14. Complete a puzzle.
  15. Set up a hammock and read together outside.
  16. Decorate T-shirts.
  17. Make a comic book.
  18. Paint watercolor portraits of each other, the sillier the better.
  19. Build and/or decorate a birdhouse.
  20. Gaze up at the stars.

Creativity paired with a little effort can make for the most fun, memorable times spent together, just you and your grandchildren. Relish this time with your family.