Creative Thinking Challenge for Tweens and Teens

Tweens and teens will really enjoy doing this creatvity thinking game. It's challenging!Sometimes it seems that I write more about activities and games for young grandchildren.

(Whaddy mean, sometimes?!?)

Okay, okay. A lot of the time.

To change that, I have made this creative thinking activity for those tween and teen-aged grandchildren.

This stretches their thinking skills. It challenges their creativity. I think that they will have lots of fun playing this challenge with you. Continue reading

I Am Happy

I am Happy is a simple, easy, and fun meditation for kids and adults. Try it!When I hear the word meditation, I picture someone sitting crossed-legged, eyes closed, their middle fingers touching thumbs and their hand resting on their knees.

Oh, and they are saying ‘ooohhhmmmm’ in a low humming.

What do you picture?

Does meditation conjure up a picture of someone singing?  Especially a child?

No? Me neither.

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Grandma Ideas Link Party 26

Sunrise near Salem, Utah.Before I get to my link party, I want to share a picture of a sunrise that I took on my morning walk a while back.

I love the little valley that we live in.

I love the nearby mountains.

I love walking at sunrise in the summer. Isn’t the world beautiful?

I encourage you to stop for a moment, look out your window, and enjoy the beauty around you. Continue reading

7 Great Kid-Pleasing Activities

Here are 7 kid-pleasing activities that will keep kids busy and happy.You’ve seen those round-ups where there are 125 fun activities for kids, haven’t you?

Now let’s be honest. Do you read all 125 ideas?

Not even!

When there are that many choices, I get overwhelmed. Even half that many ideas make me want to chew my fingernails to the quick.

But 7 ideas!

Now that’s a number that speaks to my soul.

So, I thought that I would do a roundup of 7 kid-pleasing activities. (It won’t take you half a millennia to read through them. Which is good because I’m sure you’d rather be doing things with your grandkids rather than just reading about the activities!)

Let’s get started with the magnificent 7.

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Hot Lava

Kids of all ages like this game of hot lava. It's great to play as a family or at family reuions.If you are like me, you’re always looking for activities to do with the grandkids.


The game Hot Lava is a fun challenging game that grandchildren enjoy playing.

And, it’s a game that young grandkids and teenaged ones can play together.


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And the Winner Is

Woman in Gold now out on DVD!I had so much fun reading the giveaway comments where people listed their favorite movie.

Many were my favorite, too: Gone With the Wind, Sleepless in Seattle, The Sound of Music, Pursuit of Happyness.

But Napoleon Dynamite?

I think my sense of humor was on vacation when I watched that movie. Somehow I just can’t appreciate it. (However, my feelings about that movie did NOT influence the outcome of the giveaway!)

I entered everybody’s name in the list randomizer on That program jumbles everybody’s name. The one that is then listed as #1 is my winner.

Ready to find out who the winner is?

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