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Great Ideas for Entertaining Your Grandkids in the Holidays

by Lynnette Mattingly (follow)
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Over the recent years, there has been a tremendous improvement in our quality of life, which has in turn increased our life expectancy. These improvements have made grandparents of today more fun and happier that those of past generations. The increased health and vitality now shown among grandparents has translated into playing more active roles in the development of their grandchildren. There is greater energy to play with them and entertain them.

Many grandparents who long to have a great time with their grandkids do not actually know what to do to entertain them. This may be partly due to the fact they may not have had a great life themselves or have little to no fun memory of the times spent with their grandkids. Another reason they could be at a loss on what to do is the generational gap that exists between them. This could lead to confusion on what activities to try out with the kids that they would enjoy. As a grandparent, stuck on what to do, there is no need to worry. Here are 3 great and entertaining ideas on what you and your grandkids can do to have a wonderful time together.

Cooking is a great activity you and the grandkids can engage in. They usually love having grandma or grandpa prepare some yummy concoction and take delight in being a part of it. From homemade pizza to fresh baked cookies and other tasty foods, the young grandchildren would love to cook and eat with their grandparents. For the older kids, a great idea is to experiment with new cooking techniques. You could teach styles of cooking their favorite meals they previously did not know or pass down a special family recipe. As your grandkids grow older, you could go out on cooking classes together or share new cookbook recipes. Cooking is a great activity to engage in with your grandchildren because you spend quality time with them as they get to also learn valuable skills. Cooking can also be made more fun when you use brightly colored foods to make edible art designs.

Special Hobbies
If you are not into cooking then you could develop a new hobby with your grandkids. This could be one you have always wanted to do or you are already practicing. There are hobbies like walking or biking, which are great ways of keeping you and your grandchildren healthy while hanging out together. Educational hobbies like playing spelling and memory games can also be fun. You could also try out gardening or rock collecting as a means of spurring their interest in nature and science. You just have to be able to notice your grand childrenís interest and build a great activity around it.

Children love adventure a great deal and they love to travel to new destinations to see the sights. A senior citizens bus tour would offer them opportunities to learn from seniors like you while seeing museums, monuments and other attractions in your chosen destination. You donít have to join the big coaches, a mini bus hire in Perth will not cost you much but will give your grandkids so much fun seeing new places.


With everyday trips, they donít really get to see sights from distant places. Taking them on a family trip ensures they could see sites they only read in books or saw on TV. Itís also fun for the younger ones as they look to see new things regularly. Taking your grandkids on trips that expand their knowledge and view of the world builds valuable memories with you that they would always cherish. They would always love to spend their holidays with you, because you know how to entertain them always. For citizens of Perth, Horizons West provides buses and coaches for hire to make your trip memorable.

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