Tag: activities

Masks are a must, so why not add some extra style…

Masks are here to stay — at least for a long while. One of our favorite ways to wear a mask (and not lose it) is to wear a mask chain. Have you tried it? We have found two sites that make the chains… and the chains are made by KIDS. Plus, each company donates a portion of their proceeds to charity. How great is this! Take a look. You may want to order one – or more!

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2021 Fun & Worthy Dates to Remember!

It’s that time of year when our team at grandparentslink.com comes together to share the most memorable, fun and exciting holiday dates you can’t (or shouldn’t) miss celebrating! Here we have compiled a wonderful list for you to consider… 

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The Day I Put Money into a Kickstarter Campaign

An ad came up on my computer and in less than 10 seconds I had clicked, “Yes,” and sent my credit card number. Now the amount wasn’t much, so what could I lose? You’re wondering what a mom, grandma and educator would jump at so fast and help someone she doesn’t even know with a new invention. Are you ready? The Building Brick Waffle Maker! Okay, if I were to ask every person I know who has a child in their life, to invest in a waffle maker that makes Lego-like pieces, I’m positive they’d click “invest” as fast as I did!

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Creating New Holiday Traditions

Embrace the idea of holiday chaos with the family! This is what makes times memorable and shareable, and will forever be a highlight. Don’t focus so much on the holiday muss and fuss; instead, enjoy it. Create a tradition if you don’t already have one… for instance in our home, we have a large basket. Everyone is given a little piece of paper and they write down what they are grateful for or what adventure or experience has happened, and what they look forward to in the coming year.

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Rainy Day Ideas

Just a few suggestions to brighten up the gloomiest of days…

Okay, so here’s the picture: It’s an indoor day for sure- raining cats and dogs and gloomy, or just a winter’s day where you just have to be inside, and you already made two dozen of the yummiest blondies ever, the kitchen is a mess, and so now onto something else with the grandkids. Here are some age-appropriate suggestions that will surely make you grandparent of the century…

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Let’s Get the Kids off the Electronics – at least for a little bit!

Some Fun Learning Activities…with Boxes, Junk, and Books
an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller, Ed.D*

Right now, children and adults are on Zoom all day. And then, everyone is so exhausted that adults tend to allow children MORE screen time for games. STOP!

Here is a creative way to involve children with fun activities that involve books, creativity, and building, while promoting the “love of books and reading.”

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Halloween Fun for Adults, Too!

Well, it’s finally here. October has rolled around and we know that means it’s Halloween time. This year things are different not only for the kids, but also for adults alike who love celebrating with their friends. Regardless, this may mean a dinner with your family (if that’s even available); and if not — make a fun time for you and your spouse. With this COVID crisis, we all have had to change so many things up, but that’s not to say we can’t have fun — a little imagination, a little creativity and who knows what will come.

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“Gramma in a Box” GIVEAWAY!

We are so excited about this giveaway! The winner will receive a Gramma in a Box for both November AND December! (value of each box is $20)

Gramma in a Box is perfect for: grandparents who spend time with their grandchildren; grandparents who want to send something to their grandchildren because they don’t see them as often as they’d like (you can Skype or Facetime with your grandkids when they get their Gramma in a Box); nieces and nephews; college students (their dorm mates will love this!); stay at home date night for couples; and even parents who want a fun activity with their children without all the work! Gramma in a Box is perfect for everyone!

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Create Your Very Own Cereal

A great DIY project full of total fun…
an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller Ed.D.*

Everybody loves cereal. Many adults love healthy cereals, but kids love sugary cereals that their parents rarely buy! Usually it’s a “treat.” Here is a fun activity to allow your grandchild (or child) to create the cereal “they wish they could have.”

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17 Things To Do When You Are All Cooped Up

(with kids that is!)
a special feature from Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, founders

“Grannnnnnnddddmmaaaaa, I’m bored!”
This phrase can make any grandparent or parent break out in a sweat or hives!

If you are stuck inside and can’t find something to keep your toddler or preschooler occupied besides Paw Patrol, and the older kids want to be on their devices, here are a few ideas that don’t require a lot of money or creativity. Often times we tend to forget that the most fun ever is when we just use our imagination… spontaneously!

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What are your grandchildren’s thoughts on the pandemic?

an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller, Ed.D*

This is a great family activity and a good way to see how your grandchildren are feeling during this pandemic—and how YOU are feeling! For those of us who do not get to be “with” our grandkids, do this activity virtually. Simply ask the parents to help you with the set up, and then meet on Zoom or Facetime….

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