Weather Doesn’t Need to Stop Fun and Physical Senior Citizen and Grandkid Activities

by Kaye Swain

How's your weather doing? I just re-watched the movie, 2012, and I have to say, my weather is doing WAY better than what I saw in that movie but it has been pretty bad lately. Storm alerts, watches and warnings continue but we do have breaks in the midst. When I'm babysitting grandchildren, I grab at those moments…

As the Sandwich Generation granny nanny plays with the grandkids and snaps pix with her easy to use digital camera the skies grow darker

even if they are full of mud!

 The Sandwich Generation granny nanny snapped some pix with my easy to use digital camera of all the mud puddles we were dodging

It's fun to play outside in between rain storms as long as the weather is also warm. :)  We run, we hop, we have a blast!

My grandsons run - walk - and even hop while playing tag with the Sandwich Generation granny nanny and her easy to use digital camera

Yes, we do get muddy…

Playing tag with the grandboys does not usually get so dirty - but all that mud did the trick

…but it's well worth it. It gets all the wiggles out while we practice good sportsmanship. And talk about fun and physical activities for senior citizens AND young grandkids? Tag definitely fits that bill.

And, as my favorite scrapbook quotes & phrases resource puts it, "Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while 9 out of 10 people couldn't start a conversation."    :) 

Playing tag with grandchildren makes for fun and physical senior citizen AND kid activities - very healthy

When we are out of breath, we call a short time out, which gives me a chance to grab an easy to use digital camera, or use the one in my AT&T iPhone, and take some photos – like of this lovely old tree.

My grandsons and I love to hide behind this gorgeous tree and my granddaughter and I learned about the green moss studying for her homework

Then it's back to running, red pants and all!

My red-pants-clad grandson is having fun around the tree as this Sandwich Generation granny nanny snaps his photo with my easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera

Every spring we enjoy adding a couple of new rubber or plastic play balls to our collection. My favorite are like these Edushape 7" See Me Sensory Balls as they give this Sandwich Generation granny nanny something to grab onto. (They're also wonderful for activities for those kids with special needs like autistic children or those with sensory integration disorder.)

These are fun balls for in or outdoors activities for grandparents and their grandchildren and especially good for autistic children or those with sensory integration disorder

But we also love small rubber balls or plastic play balls for kids like these that you can get at the grocery store.

Ball tag is one of the favorite activities of grandparents and their grandchildren at my home - how bout you

How about you? Do you have any favorite fun and physical senior citizen activities you like to share with your grandchildren? We'd love to hear about them. :)

P.S. For fun tips to help you when you use your own easy to use digital camera, be sure to visit Sweet Shot Tuesday, where you'll find a great contest to celebrate 52 weeks of Sweet Shots – a gift certificate to turn your favorite family photo memories into wall art! A delightful treat for the Sandwich Generation!  And for fun reds to lift your spirits, be sure to check out REDnesday. Also, if you'd like some great ideas for activities for grandparents and their grandchildren, be sure to check out Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars: Grandma's Bag of Tricks.    :) 

Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars Published by Workman Publishing Company is loaded with delightful activities for grandparents and their grandchildren - perfect for building your sweet family memories

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 Donnie

I hope you had a mud room or something to change clothes in…lol…My grandchildren have separate spots in my backyard where they can play in the mud. Really cute post.
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2 Kaye Swain

Hi Donnie, The grandkids left the shoes at the door, the clothes in the laundry room and headed straight in for baths. :) It was well worth it though! :)

3 Made By Gen

That was fun…Happy Rednesday.
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4 April R

Great post!! Takes me back to when Mom would let me jump in mud puddles..goodness I loved it!

5 Snapsandsnippets

It looks like it was a fun outing!
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6 Kaye Swain

Hi April, Thanks for your sweet comments – what fun family memories! :)

7 Kaye Swain

It was, Snaps and Snippets – Messy but fun :)

8 Carol

Nothing but rain and more rain here! I have to wear boots to work in the gardens, and when I’m done I’ve got about a pound of mud on each one!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol
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9 Kaye Swain

I SOOOO know what you mean! Have a lovely, and dryer, week. :)

10 Magical Mystical Teacher

Someone can run! (Does it help to be dressed in red?)

THE SEEKER OF RUBY AND RED

The seeker of ruby and red
Will not let green go to her head;
Instead she will seek
Her senses to pique
With cherry and crimson instead.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Stunning Red Rocks
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11 beepfillwings

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12 Kaye Swain

Hi Teacher – Cute poem – perfect for the end of National Poetry Month :)

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