Fun Activities to Do with Grandparents or Senior Loved Ones
Who doesn’t like a good game of cards? Card games like UNO, Old Maid or Go Fish are great for any age!
Solve crosswords, puzzles or riddles.
Puzzles are great because they challenge the mind and involve teamwork from both parties.
Interview each other! Take notes or record it with your smartphone.
Give yourself something to look back on by interviewing your grandparents or elderly friend! Who knows, you may find out something new yourself.
Draw a family tree and discuss its branches.
Most families are a lot bigger than we tend to perceive. Sit with your grandparents or senior and go over a little family history.
Share old photos and talk about the stories behind them.
Each photo is worth a thousand words, but oftentimes we don’t know the real story behind the photos we see.
Go on a walk.
Depending on the location, you may be able to go on a quick walk to do a little sightseeing and get some fresh air.
Have a tea party.
Putting on a big fancy hat and doing a little acting is a great way to escape reality and have a little fun.
Take turns reading a book.
Whether it’s a bedtime story or a chapter of a favorite book reading is a great way to instill the importance of reading.
Draw pictures of one another.
Drawings are a great keepsake for both you and your senior loved one.
Watch a movie together.
Movies are a great way to pass time and relax! Pick a favorite movie to share and enjoy a healthy snack.
Have breakfast or dinner together.
Getting out of the house and going to dinner is a great, easy way to make some new memories.
Sharing the secret cookie recipe is a great way to bond and have a little fun in the kitchen.
Sing karaoke and dance!
Want to see your grandparents or senior dance? Ask them their favorite song growing up and throw it on for a little dance party.
Color or paint picture frames.
Create something that will always have a special place in your heart by decorating a picture frame with your loved one.