Fun Physical and Leisure Activities for Senior Citizens and Their Grandkids To Keep Our Bodies and Brains Active

by Kaye Swain

To quote my senior mom's favorite news weatherman, "Get ready for some up and down temperatures (mostly DOWN)!" That's pretty much been the weather for the last few weeks and it definitely makes fun and physical activities for grandparents and grandchildren a bit more of a challenge. 

But jump ropes for fun physical activity,

Grandparents looking for fun activities and exercises for grandchildren on cold winter days might invest in a jump rope or 3

chess and checkers games to exercise our brains,

So glad I had the foresight to buy chess and checkers sets for activities for grandparents and their grandchildren which continue to be fun for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny and her grandkids as the weather keeps us inside

(can you believe he beats me most of the time!)

I have such a smart grandson - his queen is ready to take my king with any move EXCEPT if I capture his queen - in which case his bishop will get me - I lost big time - but won with lots of laughs and smiles

and, of course, Webkinz stuffed animals games and Wii sports games like tennis and bowling for both mental AND physical health,

Grandma and grandson had the best time playing great Wii games for kids and senior citizens like sports bowling

are doing a great job of keeping us SNOW busy and active!

P.S. My easy to use digital camera coupled with fun special effects like Boost and HDR-ish using Picnik.com just added to our Sandwich Generation family fun, along with saving our sweet memories to savor.  If you'd like more fun photos and special effect ideas, just pop over to Sweet Shot Tuesday. :)

Kaye

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. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 misc.alaina

Fun photos! I really miss our family activities growing up and I can’t wait to create those fun times for our son!

2 Karen

Thanks for your visit. I’ve dreamed of planting a sunflower house for my grandkids and I will be a 1st time grandma in May. Do you have a post about how to plant one? What a great resource your blog is. blessings on your day!

3 lea

great ideas for young and old, alike. thank
you for being such an inspiration to us!

4 Kaye Swain

Hi Karen, Thank you so much. And yes, I’ve had so much fun writing about the Sunflower House several times this year including:

Summer Fun Activities for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: The Sunflower House – Our plans with some tips

The Sunflower House Activities Update for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren – This describes planting it at their house AFTER I had broken a bone in my foot (my infamous fifth metatarsal fracture!). It did not do that great. But we then did the same thing at our house with my awesome senior mom overseeing it daily with her other gardening projects and that was the one that flourished. :)

Senior, Boomer, and Grand-Kid Fitness Fun in the Garden – Growing Rosemary Plants – which includes the suggestion of how to grow a roof on it.

The Sunflower House and Grandchildren Build Sweet Family Memories

Besides the book mentioned in the above articles, Sharon Lovejoy, author of Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars, has also written a great book, Sunflower Houses – A Book for Children and Their Grownups. If you’d like to check it out, just click here. :)

:)

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7 mommarocks

I love wii bowling!!!

8 Kaye Swain

Hi Mommarocks – isn’t it fun! :) :) :)

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