Christmas Fun with Grandkids

Camp Codger

13-12-2023 • 33 minutos

How to have Christmas fun with grandkids-- and a year-round guide to making memories with your grandchildren from Camp Granny author, Sharon Lovejoy.

Happy holiday season! We interviewed Sharon Lovejoy in the summer about her wonderful book, Camp Granny. If there's an expert on how to have fun with kids and grandkids, it's Sharon. She's a successful author, illustrator, speaker, and shop owner. But her most notable role is that of being a "granny". She takes grandparenting to a new level, reminding us that spending quality time with your grandchildren is the best gift you can give them.

That's why we are rerunning our interview with Sharon during the Christmas season. Spending quality time with our kids and our grandchildren is one of the joys of the holiday season. Listen to this interview with Sharon Lovejoy and you will get lots ideas for fun activities to do this holiday season, and throughout the year.

Sharon Lovejoy is the ultimate Camp Granny to her grandkids. She knows how to be the "fun" grandmother. And in her interview with the hosts of Camp Codger, she shares lots of activities and projects that grandmothers and grandfathers can do with their grandkids.

Sharon Lovejoy and Christmas Fun with Grandkids

In her book, Camp Granny, Sharon offers grandparents (and parents, too) tips on dozens of projects to both entertain and teach grandchildren about the world they live in. In addition to dozens of indoor and outdoor activities, she also guides projects in the kitchen. Plus, there are lots of tips that appeal to the creative sides of children. When it comes to having Christmas fun with grandkids, Sharon Lovejoy is a pro!

Sharon's inventive ideas focus on satisfying the natural curiosity of children and their sense of adventure. From leaf rubbings to gardening to making Moon Pizzas, she has activities for every grandchild. Many of her indoor activities with kids are perfect for the holiday season.

On Being a Fun Grandparent

In the introduction to her book, Camp Granny, Sharon Lovejoy writes: "Running a successful Camp Granny isn't about having a giant flat-screen television with 300 channels, a big swimming pool, or the latest computer games. It is about the time you share with your grandchild." Making memories is a gift that will endure for a lifetime.

That's why Sharon's ideas make Christmas fun with grandkids so wonderful. Sharon's many ideas include backyard campouts (that work equally as well in a basement or garage) and a "dress-up drawer" filled with costumes for the grandkids. She keeps a stash of old games like pick-up sticks and Old Maid in a nearby drawer. She uses large mayonnaise jars (that she gets free from local restaurants) and makes time capsules with the grandkids.

The Camp Granny with Sharon Lovejoy episode of Camp Codger is filled with so many great ideas. You may need to listen to it twice!

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