If you could give your grandkids the world, you’d give it to them twice over. Depending on your financial situation, however, it isn’t always in the cards to shower them with grand gestures. Luckily, kids are less concerned about a price tag and much more excited just to have fun. Here are a few ways to make them smile without spreading yourself too thin.
If there’s one thing kids love more than getting messy, it’s getting creative. The wonder of arts and crafts is that they provide a little bit of both. If your grandchildren have that creative sparkle, don’t hesitate to grab the crayons and construction paper. Activities like coloring, finger painting, or sculpture are a great way to bond, make memories, and nurture their inner artists.
There’s something timeless about the colorful folds of your favorite board games and the sound of rolling dice. Board games come with age recommendations so that you can figure out a game that suits their development while you have some fun at the dining table.
Speaking of dining tables, the kitchen is another place to make lasting memories of Grandma and Grandpa. You don’t need to be Betty Crocker to whip up treats that your grandkids will be gushing about. Simple cookie recipes are great to get them involved in the process, whether that’s rolling out dough or eating half of it raw. If you know your way around an oven, then you can even pass down some family secrets.
At the end of the day, what it really boils down to is getting onto their level and having as much fun as they are. Everything is an adventure when you’re young, and with a little imagination, a cardboard box is a castle, a pillow fort is a palace, and the living room is a playground. Open up the youthful corners of your soul, and you can all have fun with just about anything.
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