No one loves surprises more than a child, whether small or big.
Kids enjoy receiving presents, especially when they come from their grandparents, even when it’s not a material thing. Surprise them to heighten the impact.
1, 2, 3 — Fill Your Grands with Glee
Finding the surprises your grandkids will love is as easy as one, two, three.
- Do something unique.
- Make your gift fun.
- Offer something creative, and watch their faces fill with a smile and see their eyes light up with laughter.
So what can you do to make your grandkids excited when they hear the word, “Grandma” or “Grandpa?”
Here are few ideas that might help you surprise your angels, making you the coolest grandparents on earth.
Kids are easy to please. Prepare a homemade dollhouse from old boxes, and watch delight wash over them. Fill the dollhouse with tiny furniture to make it appear more elegant. Being creative is the key to making this successful.
You can even make a cardboard castle if that’s what you prefer.
Turn your house into a restaurant. Prepare a menu of your grandchildren’s favorite food when they visit, especially if they are spending the night with you.
Include a list of drinks like milkshakes, juices, or chocolate drinks. Imagining your house as a restaurant with their favorite food, will give them something to look forward to. You can even act as a waiter or waitress to make it more fun.
Enjoy extra creative moments with your littles, that’s the key to making lasting memories.
Surprise your grandchild with a treasure map. Treasure hunting is one adventure that children love. Disney’s, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, gained popularity because every episode is about going on a quest.
Create your own map that shows your grandchildren the way to a treasure chest — in this case, a bag of goodies. Your grandchildren will surely enjoy and love this little surprise.
Treasure hunting also enhances their ability to follow orders and instructions.
Open a Museum
Grandchildren love to send their grandparents drawings. Gather all the drawings they’ve made, and frame what you can.
Simply hang them in a special “museum” corner of your house where your grands will see you’ve proudly displayed them to show others. Inner happiness will blossom in your beloved child, when you demonstrate how proud you are of their works.
This will also encourage them to use their artistic potential. They will feel excited at the thought that their works will be framed in your own little museum.
Make your grandchildren feel cherished by recording every possible moment you get to spend with them. Collect pictures, mementos, symbols, even receipts from the hot dog stand where you shared a bite at the park.
Your grandchildren will surely appreciate the effort you exert in making a scrapbook of your time together. This will show how much you treasure everything that concerns them.
How do you delight your grands?