Elderly in home care services are becoming a more popular option for senior citizens – particularly because they are no longer forced to leave their beloved homes in order to live in nursing homes. They also get to stay in an environment that is more familiar and comfortable to them.
Because of this their family members, especially their grandchildren can visit them at any particular time they would want to. This would mean they have more time to spend together and bond through numerous activities. Here are some examples of fun activities they can do together.
Children can learn a lot from baking. Grandparents could share their knowledge about a certain recipe that has been passed on from generation to generation. This is one way they could definitely pass this information on so that it will remain the family in the future.
Furthermore, young children can learn different things such as developing patience, how to follow instructions, and planning through baking. Plus, the lot of them could enjoy the final product of their labours in the form of cookies, cakes, pies, etc.
Playing video games can be considered as an unorthodox way to bond grandparents and their grandchildren together – especially considering the huge generation gap between these two. However, this is one of the best way children could teach their grandparents new things and experiences. They are also bound to have a good time regardless of whether they are winning or losing the game.
Board Games and Card Games
Recreational activities such as card games and board games are another great ways for grandchildren and grandparents to spend time together. Both of them can exercise their mind to one up each other.
There are many games they can try like mahjongg, gin rummy, and bridge for card games; and Monopoly, Snake and Ladders, as well as Scrabble for board games.
A game of treasure hunt or scavenger hunt can turn walks between grandparents and grandchildren really interesting. Grandparents can make a list of things grandchildren would need to look for like a feather, a Y-shaped twig, or a red leaf. You can also hand out rhyming clues instead to older children who may find the first option boring.
You can also set up your very own scavenger hunt in your own house and backyard, if you rather stay indoors instead of heading out.
Family (picture) albums are becoming rarer and rarer these days; however it became really abundant back in the days. Grandparents will surely have a whole stack of them to record important events like weddings, birthdays, and Christmases.
Grandparents and grandchildren can sit together to take a look at these photos that are surely going to reveal stories of the past. Young children can learn some antics their parents did back in the days when they used to be as young as they currently are.
This activity is said to be nostalgic as well as therapeutic – particularly for grandparents.
House renovation activities do not have to be major for a bonding experience between grandparents and their grandchildren. They can be as simple as gardening or decluttering especially if you are working with small children. This activities will surely help them make new memories together as well as beautify their homes and living spaces.
There are many activities grandparents and grandchildren can try out. Look for one that both of you can enjoy together!
About the Author:
Laurel Santos is a 24 year old grown up woman whose kid at heart. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer. She also manages a small pet shop inside their village. She loves traveling so much because she believes that one should not just die staying in without exploring the world. She got a big heart for animals especially those stray dogs. Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about which is writing.