5 Things to Do with Your Grandchildren This Summer

June 12, 2023

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For so many, the summer means spending time with their loved ones and making memories that will last a lifetime. This may ring especially true for grandparents. With schools out of session and warm sunny days ahead, the family fun is limitless. Here are some fun and memorable activities grandparents can plan to do with their little ones this summer season.

1. Plant a Garden

In addition to being fun, educational, and maybe even a little sentimental, planting a garden is a great choice because this goes well with one child or even a large group. Making labels and signs for the plants, designing a watering calendar, and even creating some whimsical DIY garden decorations are just a few of the fun-filled tasks that can keep the grandkids active and engaged.

Another great part of starting a garden is that you can call for progress checks and it can become a special activity or spot for the family to come together. Lastly, being able to enjoy the gardens' finished products will be an experience like no other. 

2. Go Fishing 

Fishing is another fun activity grandparents can plan for the summer season. From young children to young adults, this recreational pastime is sure to create unforgettable memories for everyone involved. 

In the astounding beauty of nature with open hearts and open minds grandparents can give their loved ones souvenirs for the soul. From meaningful conversations, learning something new, or even the unconditional love that can surprisingly be felt in the silence and the peace of waiting, fishing is a must for grandkids and grandparents in the summertime.

3. Visit an Aquarium or Zoo

Visiting an aquarium or zoo can be an enriching and memorable experience for grandkids. These venues are not just for entertainment but also serve as an immersive educational environment. They provide children with an opportunity to observe, learn about, and appreciate the vast array of animals from different habitats around the world. 

Zoos and aquariums can be wonderful settings for quality bonding time, creating precious memories for both the grandkids and grandparents. The experience of seeing animals up close, hearing their sounds, and watching their behaviors can instill a sense of wonder and amazement, making the visit a unique, exciting, and educational experience for children of all ages.

4. Painting or Pottery

Painting and pottery are wonderful activities to engage in this summer for several reasons. Firstly, these creative pursuits provide a great opportunity to bond and spend quality time together. Moreover, these activities allow us to tap into our creativity and unleash our artistic talents, promoting self-expression.

The process of painting and working with clay also encourages problem-solving skills and enhances fine motor skills, providing a stimulating and enriching experience for young kids. The joy and pride of creating something tangible, be it a colorful painting or a handcrafted ceramic piece, will serve as lasting mementos of your time spent together.

5. Scrapbooking

Now that you’ve made all these memories together, start a scrapbook with all your pictures and mementos of the time you’ve shared. You can unleash your creativity by combining photos, text, and artwork in a unique and personalized way. You can also experiment with different layouts, designs, and materials, making each page a unique piece of art.

Grandparents and grandchildren can also bond and reflect with one another by working on scrapbook pages from the past year or previous summers. Taking the time to preserve these special memories will show grandkids how meaningful time spent together is while also giving them something special to have forever. 

Summer is right around the corner, and these are just a few great things grandparents can do with their grandchildren this upcoming season. If you are looking to retire to Florida, there is no better place to call home than Moorings Park Communities. For more information on our communities and the lifestyle found within, contact us today.

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