Grandparents have the best hugs to give and stories to share. It’s so important to cherish the moments that we have with our grandparents. We have paired up with an arts school in Somerset to share 7 fun-filled activities that you can do with your grandparents whether you’re visiting grandparents in a care home or at home.
Behind every picture is a story that could tell a thousand words. Learning about their most embarrassing moments and your parents’ childhood tales is a great way to learn more about them.
Another way to spend quality time with your grandparents is to construct a family tree. This will help you to learn more about your family history, trailing back decades and even discover new family members.
Everyone loves a home-baked treat. There is nothing more satisfying than creating something that’s utterly scrumptious and doing that with your grandparents. This will give you the chance to master secret family recipes to pass on to grandchildren of your own one day.
Everyone can appreciate a good plot. Watching a film together is a great way to spark conversation by letting your inner critic out. Many Country Court care homes have their own cinema room where you can watch a family film together, with snacks and popcorn too for that authentic cinema experience.
As long as your grandad isn’t too competitive, a board game can make for great bonding. Games such as chess, scrabble and monopoly are a good way to bring out their strategic side and exercise problem-solving.
A walk can really benefit your grandparents by allowing them to get some fresh air and their daily dose of exercise. You can learn all about your town and what it used to look like along the way.
Painting can be very therapeutic and serves well as a mindfulness activity. For fun, you might decide to create portraits of each other and make them as outrageous as possible.
Country Court welcome family visits to our care and nursing homes across the UK. Many of our care homes have been designed with dedicated family visiting areas, as well as spacious outdoor areas and even private dining rooms for celebrating special occasions. To find out more about life in a Country Court Care Home contact us on 01733 571 951, click here to read our current visiting guidelines.