Curate your collection of toys for your grandchildren.
Do you need some good ideas for the grandkids when they come to your house? These classic, and personally tested, activities are sure to please your grandchildren.
Here are some classic ideas for kid-style fun that can make your house their favorite place to be. These ideas are especially good if the family is coming for a visit and you’re not used to keeping them happy and busy at your house.
Think of it as curating your summer collection of grandkids toys. They’ll love you for it.
Grown-ups took to sending messages of love and hope through sidewalk chalk art during the stay-at-home weeks. Neighbors sent messages to each other. Kids let loose their inner artist when you put a big stick of chalk in their little hands.
Sidewalk chalk never gets old.
Here’s Amazon’s choice if you want a supply delivered or go buy a box at the Dollar Store.
Time to dig out your inner hula hoop skills and show your grandkids how it’s done. It’s so satisfying to surprise and impress your grandchildren.
Pick up hula hoops at your favorite discount department store. Or get one like this on Amazon. When you buy them from Amazon, they come in segments so you can adjust the size and break them down to store.
Here’s a story to go along with hula hooping.
The new girl in town finds trouble, then friendship with an elderly neighbor, then meaning and her place through hula hoops.
Wirecutter recommends the Discraft 175 gram Ultra Star Sport Disc as the best disc for most people. More importantly, my son who takes his Saturday ultimate frisbee games very seriously, has already purchased two of them.
Children need paper airplane skills, right? You can be the pro who opens the paper airplane world to them. This book will help you brush up and expand your paper airplane skills.
If your grandkids live nearby, and they’re ages four to eight, your backyard can be their favorite playground.
This teeter totter that swivels in a circle combines the best of two old-time playground toys: the seesaw and the merry-go-round. My three-year-old granddaughters laughed gleefully as they flew up and down. Our grandson re-named it the hurter-totter because they do tend to fall off onto the grass.
It costs well under $100 on Amazon and will store tipped up in your garage. It’s an essential element in my plan for my house to be my grandkids’ favorite place to go.
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