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Nina Lewis

Nina is wildly in love with her grandchildren. She delights in doing activities with them that strengthen their relationship –- playing games, doing crafts, snuggling and reading stories to them, and cooking together. She loves reading, technology, and traveling. (Tahiti is her most favorite place on earth!) She blogs at Grandma Ideas.

Connecting with Grandchildren Who Live Far away

Grandparents delight in their grandchildren. They love holding, snuggling, kissing, and playing with them. Grandchildren are so precious!

But sometimes grandparents’ arms are empty and they feel sad because their grandchildren live too far away to regularly visit in person. It’s hard to have much of a relationship when grandma lives in San Diego and the grandchildren live in Bangor, Maine.

Even though grandchildren may live miles and miles away, grandparents can still be active in their grandchildren’s lives. Here are two ways that grandparents can use to connect with their sweet grandchildren.

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3 Great Activities to Do With Tween and Teenaged Grandchildren

Sometimes it’s difficult for grandparents to come up with an activity to do with tween and teenage grandchildren. Will the grandkids think the activity is too juvenile? Will they be bored with it? Will they turn up their nose and not participate?

One way to grab grandkids’ interest is to base your activity around something that they are very connected to – their cell phone. Kids spend a lot of time talking, texting, and doing social media on them.

Use that interest as a springboard for activities to do with them. Because of their strong interest in their phones, they will automatically be interested in participating in activities that requires them to use it.

Here are three activities that you and your grandchildren can easily do together using smart phones that have a camera.

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Make Baby Bugs with Grandsons

Many grandparents are on the lookout for activities that they can do with their grandchildren. Baking cookies and reading to them are fine. But sometimes, a grandparent wants to do something a little bit different.

If you find yourself in this situation, making baby bugs with your grandkids could be the answer – especially for grandsons who are really into all things creepy and crawly. 

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