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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.
Talking Sticks

Talking Sticks

Sometimes it’s hard to get children to tell you about their day. Talking sticks can get a child talking. On craft sticks write different questions. Put the sticks in a cup and during dinner have each family member take turns drawing a stick and answering the question....

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Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Great book for ages 3-12. A young fruit bat becomes separated from her mother and finds her way to a nest of birds. She is adopted by them but must learn bird-like behavior. This is not natural to her and causes conflict that eventually gets worked out. Great for...

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A Different Kind of Birthday Card

A Different Kind of Birthday Card

My friend made me this clever birthday card from a Laughing Cow Cheese container. She cut out circle to match the size of the container, attached them with tape, decorated the pages, and glued one circle to the bottom of the container. The lid is decorated also. When...

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Orange Knots

Wouldn't these be great for an Easter brunch. I've made them before and not only are they delicious but they're easy. You can make them ahead of time so you're not so rushed right before your brunch. Orange Knots 12 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed but cold 1 medium orange...

Fun Family Dinners

With our hectic lifestyles it's often difficult to get all the family to sit down to dinner together. But it is worth the effort because the communication that occurs over the course of eating a meal together can lead to greater understanding between grandparents,...

Star Garland

You can make this simple star garland to decorate your table, door or banister for your 4th of July celebration. Your kids and grandkids can help.                                                                                                                         ...

School’s Out Party

The Saturday after school is out, for me and my grandkids, we have a "School's Out Party". Everyone comes for dinner and I use all the extra napkins and other items left from special occasions throughout the year. Nothing matches but that's the fun. We even have party...

Paper Plate Shaker

I seemed to be obsessed with recycling. My grown children often make fun of me about it. I get excited when I can use something I already have to make something new. But that also means saving stuff (or junk as some like to refer to it). Well, I used some of that...