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Holiday Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren: Easy Crafts Like Happy Valentines Day Handmade Greetings Cards for Seniors

I really appreciate Chick-fil-A. From their yummy food, to their strong Christian values and encouragement (my grandkids have been so blessed by their WINSHAPE summer camp), to their fun projects and activities that are great for grandparents and grandchildren, to their care and concern for all their customers including those with special allergy needs, they are a true blessing to each of our communities and families. I had thought this for some time, but even more so this week as I read about various Chick-fil-A restaurants that have been wonderful at encouragement for senior citizens living in assisted care facilities.

Chick-fil-A has been a blessing to this Sandwich Generation granny nanny and her grandchildren for many years

Chick-fil-A Concord Commons collected toiletries, bath products, slippers, etc. at Christmas for their local assisted living facility. Other Chick-fil-A's, including one of our favorites, is collecting handmade Valentine greetings cards to give to the residents at local assisted living centers. What a HEART-felt and sweet idea for Valentine's Day. As soon as I heard about it, I knew what my Valentine's Day project with my local grandkids was going to be – AND what fun photos for Sweet Shot Tuesday and Rednesday!

I grabbed a package of my cheap white printer paper

Cheap white paper is perfect for so many craft activites for grandparents and their grandchildren - from handmade greetings cards to printing out cute country clipart

Some old stickers – Valentine's Day AND Christmas Foam Stickers (foamies, for short), along with some other stickers from past projects

This Sandwich Generation granny nanny always has a good supply of cheap printer paper for all sorts of craft activities for grandparents and grandchildren

 

In fact - all my Christmas foamie stickers - foamies for short - should be quite useful for these Valentine activities for grandparents and grandchildren

And even printed out some of the cute Happy Valentines clipart from Trina and Friends, that I thought might be fun for both pictures and borders – 

This cute country clipart is great for Valentine clipart cards - borders - and more fun projects for grandparents and grandchildren

Then I turned my grandkids loose on them. Of course, the best laid plans of mice, men and granny nannies. The granddaughter loved the frilly clip art and pictures, but the grandboys went with snowmen and UFOs. 🙂 Still, they had fun, they were easy crafts for the kids (not to mention the seniors granny nanny helping them 😉  ), the results are cute, and our hearts are happy.

During our fun Valentines Day activities for grandparents and grandchildren - I loved how my granddaughter decorated this envelope

My sweet grandson had fun with this delightful handmade greetings card for Valentines Day

Another grandson worked so hard coloring each of these stickers to share with those caring for the elderly in a neighborhood assisted living facility

We dropped these off at Chick-Fil-A well before their deadline (for us, the deadline is 2/10) and drove off with a Coke Zero for granny nanny, fries for the boys, and a happy feeling in our hearts. What a great way to spend a Sweet Shot Tuesday and a Lovely Rednesday, full of delightful family memories! How about you? Got any fun Valentine's Day activities for grandparents and grandchildren to share? We'd love to hear. 🙂 

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15 comments on “Holiday Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren: Easy Crafts Like Happy Valentines Day Handmade Greetings Cards for Seniors

What a great idea! We don’t have those restaurants up here in Mass.

I’ve never been to one of those restaurants, but as soon as I see one, I’ll check them out! I really like what they’ve done for the residents of the assisted living facilities. When my Mom was rehabbing at a nursing home, I saw how some of the residents were so lonely. I’ll bet those valentines that your grandkids made will put smiles on the faces of whoever is lucky enough to receive them!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Thanks Carol – they are quite good – especially if you love chicken. My favorite is the chicken salad sandwich or the garden salad with chicken. 🙂

Hi Sue, I bet they come eventually. 🙂 Thanks for another delightful Rednesday too! 🙂

Oh how precious, Kaye!!! This is so sweet! And I love your Valentines…You are such a dear!!!
XO

A great idea. More of us need to get involved in doing for others. I try helping a handicapped senior every week. Who knows one day I may need help.

The valentines turned out really cute. We don’t have that restaurant in my town. It’s really nice that they do this though. It would make me want to be a customer for sure.

Thanks Cindy! I saw your contest, and entered it, and am linking to it on Thursday for a Valentine Blog Party day. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thanks for a fun giveaway!

Awesome LaVoice! What a blessing you are – just as my parents and grandparents were to their neighbors and relatives. And what a great example you are setting for your family. 🙂

Thanks Iris! 🙂 And I’m with you – with such a great attitude, I really appreciate them. 🙂

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Kaye, the cards turned out so cute, and what a wonderful way to teach your grands to share the love. laurie

Hi Laurie, Thank you. 🙂 🙂 🙂

What an awesome idea … the kids make the connection that doing something for others can be really fun. Once again, you score a home run with your great ideas, Kaye!

Hi Melinda, Thank you so much. That’s so sweet of you! You’re in my prayers! 🙂

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