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.
Piggybook by Anthony Browne

Piggybook by Anthony Browne

This book is hilarious. Mrs. Piggott is tired of playing domestic drudge to her unappreciative husband and sons, so she disappears, leaving them to fend for themselves. That's when the Piggott household undergoes the most extraordinary transformation, they slowly...

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Frozen Banana Pops

Frozen Banana Pops

Kids of all ages will love these. Frozen Banana Pops You will need: ¼ banana for each child ¾ c. chocolate chips 3 T. margarine Optional - coconut, crushed nuts, graham crackers or sprinkles 1. Cover a cookie sheet with waxed paper. 2. Peel each banana and cut into...

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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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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

This is a fun book to share during Hanukkah. Written by Eric Kimmel and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. On the first night of Hanukkah, a weary traveler named Hershel of Ostropol eagerly approaches a village, where plenty of latkes and merriment should warm him....

Visiting Museums & Historical Sites

Ideas for making excursions to museums and historical sites more engaging for your children. 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...

Pot ‘O Gold

This is a fun family or group activity. You will need: Pot ‘O Gold sheet Scissors, glue & pencil Directions: Cut out the pot and fold on the dotted line.Glue the sides.Write your name on the front of the pot.Cut out each of the coins and ask a family member to...

How to Talk to Children About Stereotypes

How to Talk To Children About Stereotypesby Dr. Susan Linn Getting Past GeneralizationsFor Ages: Ten and underThe 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...

Paper House

This is a fun and easy project all year long but is also great for a Mother's Day or Father's Day card. You'll need: a rectangular piece of paper pencil printed directions Follow the directions. You can make the house as large or small as you like depending on the...