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Now that you are a parent, you want to make sure that your child develops a special bond with their grandparents. It is one way of allowing your parents to maintain a healthy lifestyle, as studies show that spending time with loved ones, especially grandchildren, can boost the immune system.
During your next visit to your parents, make sure that you have a list of activities that your child can do with them. Here are some ideas:
Grandparents love giving their grandkids gifts. Often, they’ll buy whatever they find in the store that will remind them of the kids.
Your parents will genuinely feel appreciated if their grandkids take the time to buy them gifts too. If you find it challenging to think of what to get them, this list of gift ideas can help you narrow down the choices.
Ask your kids to choose something and add a bit of personality to the gift by customizing it.Looking for some fun things to do with your grandkids? Check out these ideas for grandparent/grandchild outings and activities to try next time you're together.Click To Tweet
One of the simplest ways to keep your parents healthy is to let them spend quality time with their grandchildren outdoors.
Allow them to head to any nearby park and experience nature. Enjoy the sights and sounds together and teach your kids some information about the surroundings.
You may also encourage them to collect some simple tokens along the way, such as flowers, rocks, and leaves, and ask them to make something artsy with it to make the day memorable.
Make an Art Project
Remember when you used to paint eggs for an Easter egg hunt with your parents? Why not let them do this with their grandchildren, even without any occasion.
Find simple craft projects online or come up with your own—either way, they will have tons of fun!
Be a Chef/Baker
If your parents love to cook or bake, take this opportunity to teach their grandchildren a thing or two about their craft in the kitchen.
They will enjoy this session, especially when they get to taste the finished product.
Your parents can teach your kids the simplest ways of cooking and explain the nutrients they can get from the ingredients.
Play Board Games
There are times that you cannot go out due to bad weather, which would be the perfect time to invite your parents and kids to play board games together.
They can teach them the concept of the game and practice sportsmanship.
Grab a Book
Today’s modern technology provides easy access to reading materials through the Internet.
We can read anytime and anywhere we want through laptops, desktops, or smartphones, but nothing can replace reading the real book, with the feel of turning the pages and placing bookmarks.
Ask your parents to read a book to your kids. It will also be an excellent opportunity to teach them some literature that you know.
Go to the Playground
As simple as it may sound, taking your parents and kids to the playground will bring joy to them and you as well.
It is also a great activity to keep their bodies active as they enjoy the seesaw or swing together.
All for Love
Maintaining a strong bond between your kids and your parents can help them keep their relationship strong.
It is also an excellent way to ensure that both age happily. Studies have proven that kids growing up with their grandparents generally become happy adults. That’s something we all want. Have fun!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.