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Outside the weather keeps be-bopping around as we enjoy summer HOT alternating with autumn-like cool. Inside, our hearts seem to be settling early on delightful fall fun. Oh, we are still outside playing badminton and dodgeball when it’s hot. But the checkers and chess board is back on the table and the grandkids and I have been enjoying some fun games together. Great activities for grandchildren AND grandparents – both for the brains and for a fun break. Although, what a difference a year makes! Last year, I could beat my grandkids almost as often as they beat me. This year – I’ve played seven checkers games with two grandsons and I’ve…won…NONE! Yikes! Thank goodness I still stand a chance when we play chess together! At least….so far!!!!
Can you tell my grandchild’s got two of my pieces boxed in and the third is about to be! I only had one move and after that I didn’t last much longer!!!!
One grandchild found our beloved and enormous scarecrow and they’ve all been having fun playing with him. Even their great-grandma loves that feller. Would you believe he’s been in our family for over 15 years! And he still puts a smile on all our faces AND manages to keep holding up in spite of all the grandkid “wrestling bouts” with him!
Fun Fall Scarecrow Coloring Pages
For those who, like us, feel in the mood for fall, here are some free autumn coloring pages kids and grandkids can enjoy, And maybe some of our sweet senior parents will like them too. They are a fun treat for easy crafts activities for grandparents and grandchildren and can also be fun to print and share with adorable trick or treaters!
Easy Word Search Puzzles Seniors & Grandkids Like
Here’s one of my easy word search puzzles seniors and grandchildren can both enjoy. (Answer key below)
How about you and your Sandwich Generation family? Are you still in the throes of summer or joining in with me to convince ourselves that autumn is going to be extra long this year – starting now? We’d love to hear.
P.S. Here’s the answer key along with a pdf copy of this printable autumn word search our elderly parents can enjoy on their own or with their grandkids and/or great-grandkids. 🙂