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Where parents and grandparents will find a variety of creative, fun, and educational activities that can be enjoyed together to build strong relationships and lasting memories.
Caring For Animals

Caring For Animals

Showing compassion for animals can help children learn to be kind to all living things.If you have a pet teach your children and grandchildren to be gentle. Show them how to pet an animal on the back instead of on the face. They shouldn't tease or roughhouse with a...

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Wax Candle Painting

Wax Candle Painting

You'll Need: 1. Wax candle (you could also use a white crayon) 2. Watercolor or regular paper 3. Watercolors 4. Paint brush Directions: On a sheet of paper, have your child draw a picture with the wax candle or white crayon. Using watercolors, paint the entire sheet....

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Princess Garland

Princess Garland

Create this princess garland with crepe paper, wire and beads. So easy your child can help make it. You'll Need: crepe paper, beads and wire Directions: 1. Measure enough wire to fit the child's head and a little extra for securing together when finished. 2. Form it...

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Surprise Place Card

Surprise Place Card

You'll Need: cardboard tubes (foil, paper towel or toilet paper), tissue paper, ribbon, stickers, markers, small trinkets or candy treats.                                                                                                  Directions: 1. Cut the tube to...

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Potatoe Latkes

Make Potatoe Latkes for a Hanukkah celebration with family and friends. This is a simplified recipe. Get Original Recipe 5 large potatoes peeled & grated 3 eggs salt & pepper oil for frying or you can just use vegetable spray & fry them as you would...

Visiting Museums & Historical Sites

Ideas for making excursions to museums and historical sites more engaging for your grandchildren. 1. Realize that you may need to spend just a short time in each area. If your child seems interested stay longer, if not move on quickly. 2. Before you go, make a list of...

Grand-o-grams

My daughter, Amy gave me this great book. It's a variety of postcards to send to your grandchildren. Order Book

Handprint Butterfly

My friend Barbara shared this fun idea with me. You'll need: Paper Crayons or markers Scissors Tongue depressor or popsicle stick Pipe cleaner Directions: 1. Trace your child's hand on a piece of paper. Only do the fingers and have them spread out as if they are...

Thank You Veterans

Share your thoughts about a veteran with friends or family members. Veterans Day has great meaning for me. I have a deep gratitude for those who have served and are presently serving in our military  as well as their families. For those who have given the ultimate...