Friday's Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux
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I just returned home after a week of grandsitting. The kids and I had a great time together!
Every evening we played some sort of game: Connect-Four, Guess Who, catch, etc. I had forgotten how to play Checkers, and our six-year-old grandson proudly taught me how to do this.
Old Maid was one of our favorite games. I loved hearing my three-year-old granddaughter cry out "match" in a tone of great satisfaction. It had been a longggg time since I had played Old Maid and I even enjoyed it.
After spending time with the grands, I was reminded of how important it is to just play with them. Nothing could be simpler than tossing a plastic ball to one another or playing a card game. But somehow through laughs and words, hearts are drawn closer together.
Speaking of games, Family Fun has a section on its website with coloring pages, crafts, games and puzzles, and more. I just printed off some "Hidden Picture" and "Find the Difference" pages for the grandkids. They will be great to have at the house for the local grands and to mail to those who live out-of-town.
Of course, older grandchildren love games, too. Monopoly and Scrabble seem to be ageless favorites. And today there are countless online games.
What are your favorite games to play with your grands? Has your grandchild ever taught you how to play a game?
Have a great weekend,
Mary May Larmoyeux
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