Entertaining grandchildren for a long length of time requires some creativity. If you are a grandparent, then you know the feeling of seeing your little grandchildren come through your front door. Whether they are dropping by for a day visit or an overnight stay, it’s always a happy and welcomed time.
Whilst it’s such a joy to see them, young ones often get bored easily which is why entertaining grandchildren can be difficult. That’s why we’ve written a few tips on how to keep them engaged and having a good time while they visit you!
Play Board Games
Young children are always excited to sit down and engage in family time. They enjoy the interaction with older adults and the attention put on them at the time. Pull out board games or card games for children. If you don’t have any of your own, ask the children to bring their favourite games when they come. You might want to specify non-electronic games, or you might spend the day watching them play games online.
Teach Them Your Favourite Activity/Hobby
Everyone has something they are good at doing. Why not share it with your grandkids? It’s a great way for them to learn more about you and themselves. Whether it is sewing, playing sports, or a musical instrument, children love to learn and discover new talents. The little one might just discover a whole new interest and then share it with friends at school!
Take a Stroll Around the Community
Go ahead and show off the grandkids’ little smiling faces. You might want to step next door to your neighbours’ or stroll through the community. Your neighbours will with no doubt be a bit envious of your joyful guests. We absolutely love it when family visits at Glenvale Villas, so they’ll be the centre of attention for the day.
Entertaining Grandchildren by Reading Books Together
With so much available technology to young children, taking a break from it, to read a book with a grandparent is always a treat. Plan a trip to the library if you need to stock up on books before the little ones arrive. Most importantly, enjoy your time spent with your grandchildren.
Grow something together
It’s always a pleasure to get those green thumbs out, and why not share it with your grandchildren? The beauty of gardening is that you don’t need a lot of space to do it. You can plant indoor plants together and let your grandchildren decide where to place the pot around the house. The best part is they’ll be able to see the fruit of their own labour grow and flourish over time. We also have some lovely gardens at Glenvale Villas, so you can take them for a stroll around there and educate them on the best vegetables to nourish their bodies.
Make Refreshing Drinks
Children love to sip on cool and refreshing drinks. Teach them about entertaining guests and offering refreshments. You can be quite creative in the kitchen. You might make tea, lemonade, or some other type of punch together. Host a tea party!
Bake something delicious in the kitchen
Stir the pancake mix, measure one cup of flour or pour the batter into the mould…there’s so much to do in the kitchen! Not only is cooking fun and enjoyable for children, but research has also found it boosts their development. So not only is cooking great for their education, but you will also be creating treasured memories at the same time.