Instead of giving candy or toys this Easter, give your grandchildren something that will have lasting value… the gift of time with you!
I’ve put together a list of 40 ideas for you to do just that; spend precious time with your grandchildren! I’ve also provided downloadable coupons for you to fill in with the activity you choose. Download and print a coupon, fill it in with the activity you choose, place it in a plastic egg, a card, an Easter basket or at their seat at the table for Easter dinner!
Here are my ideas for special moments to share with your grandchildren: Read more….
Snow has been rather absent so far this winter in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. We have an inch on the ground right now which will be gone tomorrow, I’m sure! I would like to see one good snowfall every year, (my husband hates it when I say that), have it last for a few days and then have the temps return to a balmy 50-60 degrees instead of below freezing.
So with actual snow lacking, in order to get our snow fix the grandchildren and I have read some snowman books, including Read more….
Are you looking for an educational toy for your grandchild that will actually keep his or her attention for longer than a week? I know I’m always on the lookout for ideas, so I’ve put together some of the toys I’ve come across this holiday season in this guide.
The toys in this holiday gift guide will keep little hands busy while causing creative juices to flow! Read more….
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I love having our grandchildren over for play days and sleepovers and wanted to have a room for them they considered their own. I’ve worked to create just that space for them.
The room had to be appropriate for boys and girls, so I chose two shades of green for the walls. I purchased paint from Lowes and painted three walls a pale green and one wall bright green.
When decorating their room, I needed more space for storing toys, books, and games. Paul, who is great at building things, removed the door Read more….
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We were focusing on learning the letter H this week, but these things would work with any letter you’re teaching.
There is a miniature horse farm about an hour away from us called “The Land of Little Horses“. This is someplace I’ve been several times before. The first time it was just my husband, Paul and I because he has first-hand knowledge of my love for horses and planned the day for me. The visits after that have been with at least one grandchild in tow. Read more….
Are there certain books that your children or grandchildren want you to read to them over and over?
There is a set of books at Grandpa and I’s house that are just that!
They are nursery rhymes. 12 little board books that come in a box that looks somewhat like a book itself. There is something about these small books that toddlers just love. I purchased our set of books when our 7 year old granddaughter was 2 years old. She loved them, then the next one loved them, and the next one loved them and the next one! Read more….
Looking for the perfect gift for grandpa for Father’s Day but don’t want to break the bank? You’re sure to find something he’ll love in this group of 20 super gift ideas. All of them are available at Amazon, which means ease of shopping for you, plus quick delivery!
I use affiliate links in some of my posts. When you do your shopping through the links on this page, you help to support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much appreciated! Read more….
My grandchildren really like pretzels. Do yours? They like the straight ones, the curly ones and the large pretzel sticks, which we sometimes eat for lunch with peanut butter to dip them in! So today when they were over we decided to try our hand at making homemade pretzels from scratch. Read more….
Yesterday was beautiful, sunny and warm; today we woke up to see snow flurries swirling past our window and covering the ground. And a cold wind; can’t forget that. Oh well, it is March and that means “in like a lion and out like a lamb”!
When I was planning for my grandchildren to spend the day with me, my mind went to activities centered around flowers because I had seen several blooming daffodils and flowering trees in my travels. I decided to include planting flower seeds (to be transplanted to Grandma’s flower garden later), making a flower craft and reading a book or two about flowers to round out our flower adventures. Read more….
These little chicks are so cute and adorable your kids will want to make a whole flock of them! My grandchildren and I made them today and they were so pleased with them. If you’re thinking ahead about a craft for spring or Easter, this children’s chick craft is just perfect! Read more….