Do you ever find yourself needing to entertain grandkids? Are you stuck inside on a rainy day? Do you get to spend the day off from school together? We have a giant list of fun things to do with grandkids either for you to play with them or for them to entertain themselves. Some are online and others are offline, but all are quality time activities.
I know. I know. You don’t want the kids to just have brainless screen time or be accused of video babysitting. However, if the screen time that they have is more structured or educational, then just maybe you won’t feel so guilty about it.
And let’s face it. . .sometimes Nana needs a break! I run out of energy at times when I have the Littles, and I need some time to regroup and rest up for the next round of play.
Her kids (my grandkids) are the ones who have tested these and given their stamp of “kid approval” on most of the following websites, games and books. We are very grateful to her for sharing their recommendations of fun things to do with grandkids.
Fun Things to Do with Grandkids. . .Recommended by Kids
The websites are just lists. However, we’ve linked to each of them so you don’t have to go searching on your own. If you just click through, you can read descriptions, reviews, etc.
The games and books are in little galleries so they are easy to show you photos and descriptions of each. For more information on any of those, just click through to see a more detailed description or more photos.
Also, because many of the games and books make great gifts, we’ve linked to as many of those products that we could find. So, again. . .you wouldn’t have to go looking on your own.
All of these things are really fun things to do with grandkids. I’ve done most of these with mine. So, why not try some of them today!
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Table of Contents of Fun Things to Do with Grandkids
Favorite Kids YouTube Channels
Favorite Screen Time Games & Activities
All of these resources are free (as of the publishing time of this post). We’ll try to keep this updated if any of these programs change to a paid offer.
These all require a subscription, but many have a 1-month free trial.
Favorite Card Games
(most of these can be found on Amazon for $10 or less)
Many of these card and board games (below) are mentioned in our Best Games for Families to Play Together and get our stamp of approval! You can go to that post to see our reviews and explanation of the games there.
Favorite Family Board Games
Favorite Read Aloud Books
Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness. This story is filled with wonderful detail about living in the wilderness and the relationships that formed between settlers and natives in the 1700s.
Favorite Series Books
Well, there you have it. Kid-recommended. . .Nana-approved!
Please let us know in the comments below if you have other recommendations of fun things to do with grandkids to add to this list. We would love to hear about your favorites!!