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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.
Easy Button Headbands

Easy Button Headbands

Here's a way to use those random buttons that you can't bare to part with because you know you'll need them someday. I bought some headbands at the dollar store and had my granddaughters create their own. Megan wanted hers to be simple but Kate wanted every button she...

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Playing Safely With Children

Playing Safely With Children

Great tips about safe ways to play with your children/grandchildren from Parent’s Magazine. 1. Don’t toss your baby in the air. Instead hold him/her close against your chest and jump up and down. It’s still exciting but there’s no risk of hurting baby. 2. Never tickle...

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Lady Bug Math Facts

Lady Bug Math Facts

This is a fun way for kids to practice math facts. You'll Need: paper & pattern scissors & brads crayons, or markers Directions: Print out copies of the lady bugs for each math problem you want to create Cut out the main body and the wings and attach with a...

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Paper Beads

Paper Beads

These beads are easy and fun to make. You use paper you would normally throw away or recycle. This activity reinforces measuring and patterning skills. You'll need: A variety of paper (magazines, comics, wrapping paper, etc.) Scissors Glue Pencil Yarn Directions: 1....

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Celebrate What’s Right With America

Celebrate What’s Right With America

It seems that we are bombarded by newspapers, magazines, television, and radio with all that is wrong with America. How about this July Fourth make a Top Ten List of what is great about America. Here is mine: 10. I was able to go to college and choose my profession....

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Milk Carton Catcher

Milk Carton Catcher

This is a fun and easy way to play catch with kids. It’s especially great for younger children who may have difficulty catching with their hands. You can even play inside the house. Materials: 1 gallon milk carton with handle (empty, of course) Ball or bean bag...

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Snowman Sandwiches & Snacks

I had so much fun with my grandchildren making snowman sandwiches. I had 3 different sizes of circles for the kids to cut their snowman parts. I used an empty soup can, a small funnel and a lid from a peanut butter jar. They pressed the shape into the bread to make...

Easy Tie Dye Project

Wouldn't this be a fun project to do with your kids or grandkids. Tissue paper is used as the dye. You could create a design on T-shirts, pillowcases or tablecloths. I found this idea at Make and Takes Get Directions

Grandfather’s Gold Watch by Louise Garff Hubbard

Share the book Grandfather's Gold Watch as part of a special time together with your children and grandchildren. It's the story of  twelve-year-old Peter who receives a gift from his grandfather as he bids farewell to Denmark and sails with his family to America....

Minted Carrot & Orange Salad

This looks and sounds very refreshing for a spring or summer lunch and it has 0g fat. Minted Carrot & Orange 2 oranges, peeled 4 carrots 7 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 2 1/2 teaspoons water 3/4 teaspoons cinnamon dash of salt 2 1/4 teaspoons fresh mint leaves,...

Family Dinner Time

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in NYC found that the more children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. "Frequent family dinners provide parents a perfect opportunity to...