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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.
Sponge Ball

Sponge Ball

  My  grandkids like to  play  catch  when they come to visit but I don't want to be throwing balls around my family room so this is a great substitute. You'll need: 2 small sponges 1 twist tie or string Directions: Cut the sponge into strips as shown in the photo....

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Hamburger Cookies

Hamburger Cookies

You and your grandchildren will really enjoy making this unique treat together. It’s easy and fun. For each cookie you will need: 2 vanilla wafers 1 peppermint patty coconut vanilla frosting food coloring (green, red, yellow) To assemble: Begin with 1 vanilla wafer...

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Watercolors by Megan

Watercolors by Megan

My granddaughter has some unique watercolors of Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and more. She does custom family portraits. Check out her Etsy Store. These would be great for themed party favors.

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Splatter Paint Activity

Splatter Paint Activity

r This is a great activity to do outdoors. You'll need: paper plates, paint brushes, paint (water based are best) and something to cover the ground ( plastic tablecloth, newspaper, old sheet). This can get messy so wear some old clothes, an apron or a paint shirt. Lay...

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Windsock

Windsock

This is an easy project for you and your grandchild to make. It's especially great on a windy day. You will need: 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 colored paper Strips of paper for decorating Yarn or string Scissors & glue Directions: Fold the paper in a cylinder shape and...

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How to Talk to Children About Stereotypes

How to Talk To Children About Stereotypes by Dr. Susan Linn Getting Past Generalizations For Ages: Ten and under The Scene "It's so annoying," ten-year-old Joshua says between bites. "Linda Chan got another hundred on our math test. I'm not surprised. All those Asian...

Gardening With Grandchildren

If you enjoy gardening, invite your grandchildren to help plant your garden. This can be a great time to talk and you can use the ideas below to make it a fun learning time for math, reading and writing. Gardening Learning Activities Measure how far apart to plant the...

Grandparenting Long Distance

If your grandkids don't live close check out these ideas. 20 IDEAS for grandparenting long distance.

Valentine Treat Can

This treat can is easy to make. All you need is a metal can, wire, paint, and embellishments. Clean your can and remove label. You'll need to take off the bottom of the can too. Be sure to use a can opener that doesn't leave sharp edges. > Using an awl or a nail,...

Shark Swimathon by Stuart J. Murphy

The Ocean City sharks have to swim 75 laps by the end of the week, and every day they figure out how many laps are left to go. Swimming and subraction are all part of the fun. Included in the book are several activities to sharpen subtraction skills. MathStart book...