With summer fast approaching, you are probably excited to spend this special season with your grandkids. After all, it is a fun holiday season with exciting activities and is also the perfect excuse for more time with your grandkids. Read on for what you can do this summer with your grandkids.
Engage in Gardening
Gardening is a relaxing and therapeutic hobby. Not only can you enjoy some warmth in the sun, but you will also get to enjoy the end results too! You can get your grandchildren involved with growing some herbs, flowers, or tomatoes. If you prefer to do it in a smaller setting, you can have a plant pot in the kitchen or a box garden on the terrace.
Watering and caring for the plants whenever they visit will allow your grandchildren to appreciate nature and to see how their nurturing will help the plants grow. When it is time to harvest, they will get to enjoy the fruits of their labor!
Flower Bouquet of Handprints
If your grandkids love flowers or arts and crafts, why not make a flower bouquet made of handprints? Not only is it a great hands-on activity, but it will also be one-of-a-kind and will be unique to both you and your grandkid. You can start by painting a simple pot and flower stems, and then get everyone to paint their hands or fingers with their favorite color. Next, you can fill the canvas with their beautifully painted hands and viola – a flower bouquet.
Another great activity to do with your grandkids this summer? It has to be watching movies. After all, movies are a great way to entertain both old and young alike. You can choose to play the movies in the comfort of your home, or create a home theatre on your terrace or garden with a comfortable mat and some pillows.
Create Your Own Greeting Cards
Creating and decorating your own cards for special occasions to send to the family can be a great activity to do with your grandchildren. Allow them to get creative with blank card paper or print out images for them to color in – whichever would work better for their abilities and preferences! After which, you can bring them to drop off these cards to friends and family members, and do some catching up at the same time!
Day Out in the Nature
Fresh air does great wonders to our physical and mental health! Plan a day out in the nature and have walks with your grandchildren and teach them about the different species of flora and fauna that you come across. You will get to fulfill their curiosity and get to bond with them over the different questions that they may have. You can bring along a picnic basket and have a picnic while enjoying the sun.