If your grandchildren are visiting for the summer, it can be difficult to know how to keep them entertained… especially without their favorite toys and activities.

This week, I rounded up some ideas for keeping grandchildren entertained whether they are visiting from afar or just down the street.

1) Take a neighborhood tour: Walk around your neighborhood, picking up interesting flowers and leaves as you go. Pick your three favorite things in the neighborhood and introduce your “Grands” to them, whether they are restaurants, stores, or parks and playgrounds. As you peruse the neighborhood, teach them about the city, architecture, and history. Hint: You can also tour most local fire houses if you call ahead!

2) Go treasure hunting! Set up a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood. Give your grandchild a list of clues and, for older grandchildren, consider getting them some money to purchase scavenger items they’ll enjoy. For example, one task could be to “find” a chocolate chip cookie at your favorite local bakery. Or take a camera with you and have your Grands capture a photo of something that begins with each letter of the alphabet.

3) Open your jewelry box! For granddaughters, nothing is quite as delightful as playing with their grandmother’s jewelry. If you have the time, you may even consider saving special pieces for your granddaughters so that each time they come to visit they can dig into their own jewelry collection… courtesy of their “Honey,” of course!

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Warmly,

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