Grandparents and grandchildren share a special love. It is often a strong as that of a parent-child relationship and yet it doesn’t have to have all of the responsibilities so it can often flourish in a different way. Grandparents Day is an official national holiday in the United States and it is celebrated every September on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Here are several fun Grandparents Day activities to do together on that day or any day!
There’s no denying that the best part about being a grandparent is getting to spoil and spend time with your grandchildren. If you’re looking for some things to do that would be fun for both you and the grandchildren, you’ve come to the right place. These are seven fun activities that both grandparents and their grandchildren will be sure to enjoy. Grandparents offer so much stability and love and grandchildren offer so much innocence and joy. The bond between grandparent and grandchild, may be one of the most important relationships in a child’s life.
Activities For Grandparents and Grandchildren
Not only is baking cookies a delicious hobby, but this is a great bonding experience for kids and their grandparents. Children like to feel included in normal, grown-up activities, and you’ll definitely enjoy being the one to teach them how to measure ingredient portions and follow instructions. Don’t forget that this is also a great time to share where the recipe came from and how it has been passed down through generations.
Play Putt Putt Golf
Putt putt golf is one of the most laid back activities that grown-ups can do with children, and fortunately, it’s fun and relaxing for the whole group. Kids enjoy the challenge of attempting to pair the ball with the hole, and grandparents love the slow pace of play along with the shade and cool breeze. If you’re scratching your head and trying to come up with a great activity, putt putt golf is the answer. If the kids are old enough, you may even want to introduce them to the real game of golf.
Go to the Library
The library is a great place to spend time with your grandchildren, regardless of their age. If your grandchildren are younger in age, try to get them in the habit of going to story hour and later browsing the children’s book section with you. If the children are older, find out what types of books they’re reading and find copies for yourself at so that you can read along. Whenever you spend time with the kids in the future, you can discuss new happenings in the books over ice cream.
Open the Jewelry Cabinet
Jewelry often has a lot of history attached, and your older granddaughters will enjoy hearing stories about your pieces as they try them on, if you feel comfortable enough to allow that.
Lastly, take the kids out for a fun day at the pool for aqua aerobics or the beach, if the weather permits. Bring along a cooler and an umbrella for shade while the kids have fun in the sun. Not only will it be fun for everyone, but you might even walk away with some color.
Play A Board Game
Sit down to a game of checkers or chess. I used to love playing Chinese checkers with my grandmother!
Work On A Shared Journal
You can create your own or you can use mine! I have written a book called Sharing Stories Making Memories and it is such a fun way for grandparents and grandchildren to spend time together, share stories, and create a lasting keepsake at the same time.
There Are So ManyFun Things For Grandparents And Grandchildren To Do Together
Overall, doing anything with your grandchildren is a great way to bond with them. The benefits of being a grandparent are many. The joys of having a special grandparent or grandchild really can make you feel seen and heard in a way that no one else does. The next time you find yourself with free time, try out one or more of these activities for a fun-filled day! What are your favorite fun things for grandparents and grandchildren to do together?