Grandparents entertaining grandchildren and funtime for age 8-12.
Entertainment for grandparents and grandchildren. Having a fun time with grandchildren ages 8-12. Things to do for grandkids whether they are in town or out-of-town. Visits offer lifetime bonding opportunities.
The Grandkids are Coming to Visit. How can I entertain them?!? Entertaining grandchildren ages 8-12.
Compiled by Joy Stevens from Surfers’ Submissions
Entertainment for grandparents and grandchildren. Having a fun time with grandchildren ages 8-12.
Outdoors: Nature hikes, walks anywhere, even around your neighborhood, exploring a creek, observations of nature. Explore several parks together.
Camping: This is a wonderful age to take children camping. They do not need as much supervision as younger children (they still need supervision–especially around fires, water, and heights) and can even help with the camping chores. Let them be completely in charge of the tent, setting it up, keeping it clean, taking it down, packing it away. If they have a buddy along, they can even have their own smaller tent. Be prepared, though, for a sleeping buddy come midnight. Being out in the woods at night has scary noises!
Hotel: If your idea of camping is the nearest luxury hotel, take them along. Choose a hotel with an indoor pool if the weather is too cool for swimming. Let them experience room service, eating in the "fancy" dining area, and some local events and places. Two days alone with you in a hotel is probably tops for all of you!
If your grandchild has never been on a train, bus, trolley, make certain he/she has these experiences.
This is an age where you have to follow the leader–follow the interests your grandchild expresses while trying to expose the child to other interests, too.
If sports are popular and you live in an area where it is possible, attend an event together.
Cultural events are popular, too. Make certain your grandchild will be interested in, say the opera, before you go there, however.
Interactive science museums are normally still a hit at this age.