What's a Raconteur?

rac·on·teur
/ˌräˌkänˈtər/

A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way; a storyteller; a narrator

10 Fun Activities For Children And Grandparents

Children’s memories with their grandparents are something they will cherish for the rest of their lives. Sometimes it can be difficult to find something fun to do together. Here’s a list of 10 activities both children and grandparents will enjoy while making memories together.

1. Go on a walk

Take a walk in your neighborhood or go to a nearby park. If your grandchildren are very young, perhaps do some sightseeing and collect flowers, leaves, or rocks along the way. 

2. Arts and Crafts

Many kids love to get crafty! From coloring pages to fingerpainting, there are so many different crafts that kids will love. Get creative by painting or drawing a family tree together.

3. Cooking/Baking

If you like to cook or bake, share your recipes with your grandkids by preparing one (or many!) with them. Bring them along with you to buy the ingredients, then get in the kitchen to bake or cook together. Don’t forget to have them stick around for the most fun part—feasting on the meal or baked goods. 

4. Games

Bring out the classic board games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Clue, Life, and more to enjoy some competition with your grandkids! Also consider teaching them some games you played as a child, such as jacks or marbles. 

5. Gardening

If you have a garden, ask your grandkids to help you grow vegetables and flowers. They can help with watering, weeding, and picking the harvest when they’re ready. 

6. Reading

Bring the grandkids to the library or the bookstore and let them choose some books to read with you. When you return home, snuggle up with them on the sofa to read the books aloud.

7. Movie Day

Check out the newest features in the theater or watch a movie at home. You can ask them what modern movie they want to share with you or offer to share a timeless classic you love with them. 

8. Lunch Date

Spend some one-on-one time with your grandkids by bringing them out to lunch. This is a great opportunity to talk to them, asking about their life and interests. 

9. Share old photos

Show your grandkids old family photos and share the stories behind the photos. This will give you the chance to relive your memories and your grandkids the chance to learn some family history. 

10. Interview each other

Have your grandkids interview you by turning on a recorder and inviting them to ask you questions about your life. When presented with a question, tell them some stories from your life. What better way for your grandkids to get to know you? In turn, show your grandkids your interest in them by interviewing them! Your grandkids will have these recordings to treasure long after you are no longer around. 


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