School is finally out, and summer is here! Summer is a time for families to come together and enjoy each other’s company, and spending time with grandchildren is so rewarding for both the grandparents and grandchildren. Need help thinking of activities to do with your grandchildren?
Here are some fun suggestions for things to do that will help any grandparent make the most out of the summer season with their grandkids!
Gardening with grandchildren can be a wonderful way to bond and create lasting memories. It provides an opportunity to teach children about nature, responsibility, patience, and hard work. It can also be a fun and rewarding way to spend time outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature together!
Nothing beats a relaxing movie night (with a twist)! Set up a white sheet and a projector outside of the house, grab some snacks, and enjoy nature while watching one of your favorite films!
Creating a time capsule with grandchildren can be a fun and meaningful activity that allows both generations to reflect on the past while also looking toward the future! Collecting mementos that represent different periods of life can be a great way to encourage conversation and storytelling between grandparents and grandchildren.
Grandparents - don’t forget to add some discussion to the creation of the time capsule! Share history, culture, and important moments from your life that can help you bond with your grandkids.
Taking a nature walk with grandchildren can be a wonderful and rewarding experience through spending time in nature, exploring new trails, and taking in breathtaking views. Hiking is also a great way to introduce children to the importance of physical activity and creating healthy habits. With the right preparation, hiking can be a safe and enjoyable activity for grandparents and their grandchildren to share.
Taking your grandchild out to their favorite restaurant on a grandparent-grandchild “date” is an easy way to spend quality time with your grandchildren! Encourage them to put their devices away during this time to teach them the importance of being present and mindful in conversations they are having.
We hope these ideas are helpful for spending time with your grandchildren this summer! For more ideas of how to teach kids about kindness, compassion and curiosity, follow Curious B.E.I.N.G.s on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to the Curious B.E.I.N.G.s newsletter.