We have some amazing grandparents for our kids! Both of our parents love spending time with the grandkids and building memories. It’s fun to find new toys, gadgets, and projects that span the generations and give them new opportunities to connect. Here are some fun ideas for gift ideas that get grandkids and papas playing together!
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Gifts Ideas for Grandkids & Grandparents
There are a few things to think about when picking out the perfect gift for grandkids and Papa! Grandkids and Papas have different physical limitations. Children can run, jump, crawl and move faster than the older generations. So find activities that don’t require both people to get down on the ground or run around.
Look for toys and activities that offer intense, fun competition in a safe environment and give them both an opportunity to laugh, compete and spend time together!
Atomic Power Popper with Sticky Targets
When my Dad and my son get together, they often enjoy some good natured, intense competiton with whatever poppers, shooters and foam weapons are handy. Last week they had a pretty intense shoot off with the Atomic Power Popper from Hog Wild. With an easy to use pump-to-launch handle that fires small foam balls up to 20 feet, this is a perfect PLUS, it now comes with three super Sticky Targets that stick to the back porch door. Whether you buy one to share or give each one their own so you can compete in a fast pace shoot off, these Power Poppers are guaranteed to generate some pretty stiff competition!
Take the competition up a notch with the Marshmallow Blaster – Extreme Blaster where you can launch marshmallow treats indoors or out. The single-action, lock-and-load unit fires large marshmallows one at a time, launching them up to 40 feet! Simply load in the marshmallow, pump the handle and fire! Talk about a fun activity for grandparents and grandkids!
Foam Axe Throwing
Axe throwing is a popular activity for many people looking for new activities but have you ever considered bringing this home to do with your grandparents and grandkids? Have all the fun of “axe” throwing at-home in a fun and safe way with the Zax Target Pack. The pack comes with two soft, safe throwing “axes” with suction cups that stick to any flat surface and a target so you can throw the Zax inside or out!
Look for gift ideas and activities that captilize on the strengths of each person. I know one Grandpa who is very methodical and detail oriented and gets to spend alot of time with his granddaughter thanks to work schedules and virtual school. He and his granddaughter are enjoying working on the StickTogether beach scene puzzle. This puzzle is similar to paint by number where you use a color key that tells them which sticker color is associated with a specific letter on the coded poster. When all the stickers have been placed on the puzzle board, a unique, pixelated beach image forms.
With almost 4000 small square stickers, this is going to be something the two of them can work on together for a long time!
Puzzles & Games
Don’t overlook classic puzzles and games. Spread out the pieces on the kitchen table and create memories with favorites like Jenga, Monopoloy or Family Friendly Puzzles.
What toys, games and activities do you share with your grandparents and grandkids? Got any great suggestions on how you bridge the generations and create memories? I’d love to hear!