Welcome to Grandma Lizzie’s House

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.
Three R’s For Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Three R’s For Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Help keep your kids safe online by reviewing these tips. RECOGNIZE - Teach your children to recognize unsafe and inappropriate situations, web sites, chat rooms and instant messages. When they are aware of where dangers might be, they can avoid those situations....

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Freezer Strawberry Jam

This is so easy you can do this in the morning with your kids or grandkids and serve it for lunch. Anytime you give children an opportunity to measure it builds their skill in understanding numbers and what they represent. It also helps them understand capacity and...

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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 paper 3. Watercolors 4. Paint brush Directions: On a sheet of watercolor paper, have your child or grandchild draw a picture with the wax candle or white crayon. Using watercolors paint the...

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Princess Garland

Princess Garland

I'm always looking for easy and inexpensive ways to create something cute. My granddaughter wanted a princess hat so with crepe paper, wire and beads we came up with this garland. She helped me make it. You'll Need: crepe paper, beads and wire Directions: 1. Measure...

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Food Scrapbook

Organizing things in categories is a fun way to help your child with math. Using scissors can help develop small muscle coordination and eye-hand coordination. You may not have realize how important these simple tasks are to your child’s development. This activity can...

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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...

Remembering D-Day

June 6, 1944, the day allied troops crossed the English Channel and stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. My father was part of that invasion and landed on Omaha Beach. He passed away 15 years ago but I remember the pride he had as he spoke of serving in the army...

Heart-Shaped Cupcakes

Aren't these darling. To create the heart shape, place a small marble or a 1/2-inch ball of aluminum foil between each liner and one side of the tin (a great job for kids). This will push the paper into the batter to form the notch in the heart.

Grandfather’s Gold Watch

Twelve-year-old Peter receives a gift from his grandfather as he bids farewell to Denmark and sails with his family to America. It is a beautiful gold watch. His grandfather tells him the watch will remind him to ask himself, What have I done with my name? What have I...

Earth Day Bookmarks

Earth Day Bookmarks to Color

Sardines – A Hide & Seek Game

This would be a fun game to play with a lot of kids or just a few. You can do it in your home, backyard, a park or anywhere there are places to hide. To Play Sardines: The person who is “it” hides while everyone else counts to 30. Each player then tries to find the...

Story Wheel

This is a simple activity you can do with your children (3-11 years) that will strengthen their reading and writing skills. Choose a short book to read. Whether you’re reading the book to your child or they are reading to you, be sure to stop periodically and ask...