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Grandparent's Day Play Date Kit

Being a grandparent must be so much fun. You get to do all the fun things with your grandkids that you loved doing with their parents when they were young. As a parent, you get to see your kids form great relationships with their grandparents. While sending them off to grandma and grandpa’s house is a fun break for everyone, it may be a little challenging to keep activities and snacks on track for what works at home. Creating a Grandparent Play Date Kit is a GREAT way to to take the pressure off of both you and the grandparents to come up with activities and snacks to entertain the grandkids.

For a simple play date kit, pull together mom-approved snacks, crafts, games and activities and place them all into a storage container for easy travel.

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To make your kit look fun and inviting, add some labels. This is a great place for allergy/special needs reminders for grandparents who might not spend enough time with the kids to remember.

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Plastic boxes are a great place to store a Play Date Kit but paper bags, cardboard boxes, etc. all work well.

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Dress it up a bit to make it even more exciting for the kids. Something to really look forward to and show their grandparents when they arrive.

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Setting specific times and days for regular Grandparent Play Dates is a great way to encourage that special relationship with kids and their grandparents and this Grandparent Play Date Kit is a perfect way to facilitate mom-approved fun and interaction with no guessing for the grandparents.

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Allison Waken is a kids’ activity and craft guru always ready to try something new. See more on her blog, All for the Boys, where she features activities and crafts that inspire creativity, play and interaction.