Things to Do With Grandchildren in Winter

  • An older man and his grandson are smiling as they embrace.
Mom and dad are great, but everyone knows that nothing beats a day with the grandparents.

Here are a few ideas to keep you on top of your game—and to make sure that your time with your favorite little ones is both fun and meaningful.

Fun Crafts to Do with Grand Kids

There’s no one who knows your family tree better than you do. Take a moment to share your roots with this printable template courtesy of Good Housekeeping magazine. After printing the tree, use your thumb and a green inkpad to create the leaves and then label the branches. It’s fun, easy, and meaningful.

Another fun project (as long as no one has a peanut allergy) are these toilet roll birdfeeders. You simply take the empty tube (or a paper towel roll cut in half), coat it in peanut butter and then roll it in birdseed and string ribbon through the tube so that you can hang it on a tree branch. Make sure to place it near a window so that you can enjoy watching all the birds (and clever squirrels) it attracts.

If you’re looking to fill an evening, check out these snowflake marshmallow pops inspired by the movie “Frozen.” You simply dip marshmallows into melted white chocolate and then colored sugar. The result is lovely—and makes a great snack to munch on while watching the movie with your grandchildren. (Bonus points if you make the “frozen” hot chocolate that’s included in the link to the recipe.)

More Fun Things to Do with Grandchildren

Bring out the old games, dolls, and books you may have saved from your days of parenting. Look at old baby books, photo albums, or yearbooks so your grandchildren can see what their parents looked like when they were growing up.

While you’re on memory lane, take a stop at your jewelry box and show them the baubles you’ve collected over the years, along with a brief history of each piece. They’ll love hearing about how Papa bought you the pearl earrings to celebrate your 40th birthday.

Lastly, break out a deck of cards and teach them how to play. If you still have it, take out your old record player and spin some vinyl.

With all the gadgets kids have these days, you might think such things wouldn’t interest them. The reality is that your grandchildren have probably never seen the “old fashioned” way of doing things and will most likely be fascinated.

Happy Winter from StorageMart

At StorageMart  we love to celebrate family, especially the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. Thank you for letting us be a part of your community—and trusting us with all your storage needs.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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