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Fun Ways to Connect with Your Grandkids

Fun Ways to Connect with Your Grandkids

Staying Active & Spending Quality Time

Spending time with your grandchildren is a blessing. Not only is it a lot of fun, but it can also be great for your family’s health. According to research, maintaining strong emotional connections with loved ones can help improve your overall health and wellbeing. It can be especially important in keeping your brain healthy as you enter your golden years.

There are plenty of ways to connect with your grandkids, even if you can't be with them in person. Here are some ideas for in-person and virtual activities:

Go on an Adventure

A new, exciting change of scenery is a great way to make memories with your grandkids. An adventure could mean anything from exploring a new city to going on a nature hike. It’s important to get out and about with your loved ones, and show them the world through your eyes! It also helps you both to stay active.

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Send Snail Mail

Grandchildren love getting letters and cards in the mail, especially if they're decorated with stickers, photos, or funny doodles. So, why not be their own virtual pen pal? You can ask how school is going, who their friends are, or even include a riddle for them to solve. This is an educational way to keep you both connected from afar.

Using Social Media

Social media also makes it easier than ever before to stay connected to your loved ones. You can ask a grandchild or family member to help you set up an account on a site like Facebook or Instagram. Then you can post photos and stories for your grandkids to enjoy.

Play Games Together

Getting competitive is a great way to bond, and you might even learn something new from playing against them! Whether this means a board game or a game of cards, there are plenty of educational and fun options to keep your minds stimulated. You may even want to try a game of the week.

There are also tons of great online games that grandkids and grandparents can play together, like Words With Friends or Candy Crush.

Spend Time on a Craft

Get creative and make some art! You can do this in person if you're able, or send each other materials through the mail to work on separately. Working on an art project that requires lots of attention is a great brain activity and stress reliever.

Keep it Simple

Making memories doesn’t have to be anything grandiose – it can be as simple as taking photos together or cooking a meal together. Whatever you do, just enjoy your time with your grandkids!

No matter how you choose to connect with your grandkids, the important thing is that you take the time to nurture those relationships. It'll be fun for both of you, and good for your health!