If you’ve got grandchildren that you spend a lot of time with, then the chances are that you try to make every visit to your house as fun and memorable as possible. After all, you want your grandchildren to enjoy spending time at your house, so it’s important to take the time to plan activities that they will enjoy.
In addition to planning all of the usual activities - baking, playing board games and watching movies - you might be wondering about trying something new. Well, then how about starting a new hobby with your grandchildren?
Like the idea of trying a new hobby with your grandchildren? Below is a list of a selection of hobbies that are suitable for children of all ages and are sure to be a big hit.
For kids of all ages (five and over), coin collecting can be a great hobby to share with them. For kids, hunting for coins is like hunting for treasure, which makes the process even more fun and enjoyable. You can buy coins online, from specialists like LPM.hk or you can choose to hunt for them second-hand at bootsales, charity stores, and from second-hand online selling sites, there are also various coin collecting Facebook groups that you can join. Coin collecting can be a lot of fun, especially when it’s a hobby that you share with your grandchildren.
Children love insects, which is what can make insect tracking such a good hobby to do with them. Kids love the idea of tracking insects because it’s so fun and adventurous. You don’t catch the insects, you can simply take a photo of them, note down where and when you found them, and then send them on their way.
The idea is to build up a profile of your garden, their garden, and anywhere else that you go together, to see what insects there are around. This is a fun and quirky way to get the kids outside, while doing something together.
This might seem like a slightly old-fashioned hobby but it’s actually made a major comeback. If you know how to cross stitch, then you could spend your time with your grandchildren teaching them how to cross stitch.
There are so many cool patterns to create, from movie characters like the superheroes of Marvel to animals - there’s sure to be a pattern that your grandchildren will love. It might take a while to teach your grandchildren how to cross stitch, depending on their ages of course, but once they’ve got the hang of it, it’s a skill that they will have for life.
When it comes to spending time with your grandchildren, naturally you want to ensure that the time you spend together is fun and memorable. While watching movies and playing games can be fun, after a while it can get a little repetitive. By starting a shared hobby, you can create an amazing bond, and will always have something to do together and discuss.
Life as a grandma.. it's no 'quiet, restful days in the rocking-chair'. It's filled with activity, excitement and lots of family fun. Please share it with me.