The best part of any holiday is spending time with friends and family. One exciting way to pass the time are fun holiday activity ideas for grandparents and grandchildren. Shopping during the holidays can be difficult so it is always recommended to have a small box of art supplies on hand, patience and a lot of imagination.
Painting Easter eggs in an obviously fun holiday activity idea for grandparents and grandchildren, but the fun does not have to stop after all the eggs are found. Eggs can be hidden again and again, with adults and children taking turns as being the egg hiders and the egg seekers.
Mother’s Day or Father’s Day
Grandparents can help their grandchildren make the perfect mother’s day or father’s day gift. Grandparents will need to buy a shirt in their size, a shirt in their adult son or daughter’s size, a shirt for their grandchildren and puffy paint or non-washable paint. The front design can be simple, but something that joins the three shirts, like ‘grandpa, dad, #1 grandkid’ or even ‘1, 2, 3’. The back of the shirt can be stamped with thumb, hand or even foot prints.
Carving pumpkins can be messy, stinky and sticky, so there is a way families can still have fun with no cutting involved. Mini pumpkins and gourds are a great alternative to the traditional, large Halloween pumpkins. They can be decorated with stick-on googly eyes, magic markers or even puffy paint.
Gingerbread houses and cookies are normally the first thing people think of to make during this holiday season. However, there are other activities you can do that make less mess and are still enjoyable. For younger children, paper chain garland is simple and fun. Grandma and grandpa can help cut out 1 inch by 3 inch strips of paper while the grandchildren glue them together in a chain. They can combine newspaper, magazines, and construction paper to have different textures, or cut out the strips on white paper and let the kids design their own.
Whichever fun holiday activity ideas for grandparents and grandchildren a family chooses, the most important part is not what they actually make, but the time they spend together while doing it. Toys and gifts can get lost or broken over time, but memories and friends and family really do last forever.