In this day and age, kids are so caught up in technology that you may feel like you're losing your grand kids. This doesn't have to happen, and it doesn’t mean you have to stop spending quality time with your grandchildren. There are plenty of fun activities that you and your grandchildren will enjoy! The following activities from Leah Ingram’s Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less, can help you reconnect and develop a better relationship with your grandchildren:

  • Create a shoebox treasure chest
  • Make a towel-roll cord organizer
  • Create hand-made greeting cards
  • Organize a toy-swap party with other grandparents and parents
  • Have a cooking party
  • Put on an old-fashioned sock puppet show
  • Take a trip to the library
  • Stay in for a movie night
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Go out for a picnic (indoor picnics are fun on rainy days, too!)

While you're spending time with your grandchildren and getting to know them more, let them get to know you by sharing memories of your childhood with them. What games did you like to play? Where did you hang out? What was your favorite subject in school? Take it step further and go to for more great memory recording materials.