The economy has been in decline for quite some time now, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop spending quality time with your grandchildren. There are plenty of cost-effective, 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 with your grandchildren, and save money:

  • 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, use the opportunity to really get to know them—and let them get to know you by sharing your life story. Share memories with them about when you were a child. What games did you like to play? What lessons did you learn from your grandparents? What was your favorite subject in school? To take your experience a step further, record your memories in a keepsake Memory Journal for your loved ones to enjoy for years to come. What a precious gift! Visit today for more great ways to connect with your loved ones of all ages!