Do ya'll get this magazine? If not, it's pretty worth the $10.00 for the ten issues that you will receive. I LIVED by this magazine when my kids were younger. It has the greatest ideas for crafts, fun foods, places to go etc., to use with your family. Even though my youngest "kid" is 19 now, I still subscribe to this magazine. Why you might ask? Years ago I read this article about a grandmother who every summer holds "Grandma's Camp" for her grandchildren. Her grandkids come for a week every summer. Throughout the year, she clips ideas for games, crafts and food to do with her grandkids. She organizes the activities into "booths" and the grandkids go from booth to booth doing or making whatever activity or craft is at that booth.
So even though I don't have any grandkids yet, I continue to get this magazine and clip ideas for my future "Grandma's Camp"! I have some of the FUNNEST STUFF! I have the instructions on how to make a sprinkler jungle gym out of PVC pipe that squirts water everywhere. I can't wait!
One of the cutest ideas that I got from this magazine years ago was for a fish card game. You were supposed to take pictures of all of your family members and get double prints so you had two of everyone. Then you were to laminate them all and play a game of fish with them! It was supposed to help your younger kids to remember all of their family members. "Do you have a Grandma Thompson?" No...go fish! "Do you have a cousin Kaitlynn?" Yes!!
I actually took all the pictures of my kids bazillion cousins and aunts and uncles and grandmas and grandpas but never got them laminated. We did play with the actual pictures a few times and it was so fun!
I can always use more ideas for my Grandma's Camp though. What are some of the favorite things that YOUR kids like to do?