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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.
Halloween Treat Holder

Halloween Treat Holder

Easy to make. 1. Use any size can and take off the lids on both ends with a can opener that doesn't leave sharp edges. 2.With a hammer, pound the bottom of one end so it comes together. 3.Use a screwdriver to make the holes for the handle. 4.Paint and decorate. 5.For...

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Ghost on a Lollipop

Ghost on a Lollipop

Here’s a fun and easy treat that you and your grandchildren can make. It can be used as a favor for an October party or given to someone special for a spooky treat. You will need: Lollipops, white tissues (Kleenex), yarn or string, and markers. 1. Cover a lollipop...

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Accordion Name Book

Accordion Name Book

This is a fun and easy activity using things around the house. You'll need: Paper for name & cardboard for the front and back coverGlue, scissors & markersMiscellaneous things for name & decorations (magazines, newspapers, candy wrapper, foil, wrapping...

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James and the Giant Peach

Do this activity after reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. You'll need: Print out peach pattern & character pattern Scissors & glue Pencils & crayons A piece of paper larger than the peach Blue tissue paper for the water Directions: 1.Color...

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Handprint Snowman Ornament

What a cute keepsake for you or your grandchildren, a handprint ornament. I got this idea from my grandson's kindergarten teacher. You'll need: Round Christmas ornament White acrylic paint Permanent markers (various colors) Large paper plate Directions: 1. Pour enough...

November – Native American Heritage Month

The Native American Heritage Month observance began in 1990 and has been an opportunity to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the American Indians. For more information and creative activities go to National Museum of the American Indian Cradleboard Teaching...

Pretzel Turtles

These are an easy and fun treat that all ages of grandkids can help make. You need: pretzels Rollo candies pecans decorative sprinkles Directions: 1. Place the pretzels on a microwave safe dish. 2. Set a Rollo candy on top of each pretzel. 3. Microwave just long...

Dear Mrs. LaRue by Mark Teague

This is a humorous story written from the perspective of a dog that is sent to obedience school by his owner Mrs. LaRue. He writes letters to her each day trying to convince her that he needs to come home. The illustrations show that he is really living the life of...

Newspaper Apron

  Materials: 5 sheets of newspaper for each apron, yarn, scissors, paper punchDirections:1. Stack together the 5 sheets of paper so the edges are even.2. Cut away the armhole sections as shown in diagram. The dimensions may not be exact depending on the size of your...