Are You Looking For Fun Activities and Craft Ideas for the Grandkids This Summer?

by Kaye Swain

Trying to think of fun ideas for the grandkids visits this summerAre you wracking your brain to think of ideas for summer fun projects with the grandkids? I thought I'd do a round-up of ideas for you at SandwichINK – here and beyond:

Some of my past articles with lists of ideas can be found here, here, and – one of my faves, how about Christmas in July or August, among many other posts. You could also see if any of these would work for you – even though they were originally from Christmas. :) 

My Facebook page, SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation, is another place I post fun ideas I spot through the week, like here, here, here, and this idea via AARP. While you are there, be sure to LIKE my page as well as the post. :)

Follow SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation on Twitter

Twitter is another useful resource and you might enjoy this tweet and this one for the LEGO lovin grandkids. By the by, you don't have to be "on Twitter" to read my tweets. Just go to to read them. Or you can scroll down the page here and look on the right for my latest tweets. BUT if you ARE on Twitter, I'd LOVE to follow you as well. Just leave me your Twitter name in the comments. :)

Finally, one of the BEST places for a myriad of fun ideas for all kinds of ages and interests is Pinterest. I've got a ton of goodies pinned to my boards, including Grandparent-Grandkid fun, Easy Crafts for seniors AND grandkids (including some holiday ideas), Holiday ideas for Sandwich Generation families, and some of my fave educational activities and ideas. Pinterest has so many goodies to find you could easily get lost there. But don't take too long – those grandkids will be here soon! :) 

And YES, if you're on ANY of these, or ALL of these sites – or any other site, let us know so we can follow you there! And have a GRAND time with the grandkids this summer! :)

P.S. If you have time and there's a Target nearby – they have some fun craft and activity books in their $1 section, along with one of our favorite ball games – it's a round disc with velcro – and a ball that will stick to it when caught. It's cheap, it's easy, and it's FUN. We've enjoyed it for years. I just buy more when they break. At a $1, you can't beat that! :) 


Say it Saturday is a fun linkup for all of us boomers and seniors including grandparents writing about their grandkids

Fun for grandparents - in AND out of the Sandwich Generation - at Grand Social

Hip Homeschool Hop has great resources for grandparents and grandchildren - especially if you help with their homeschooling


P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.