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25+ Best Games Every Grandma Should Have

by | Nov 7, 2023 | Parenting, Grandchildren

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Do you have grandchildren?

What are the best games every grandma should have at her home? As a former preschool teacher for 11 years, I am here to tell you that the little ones are capable of so much more than you think! You can pretty much ignore the age rating on the games for the youngest of children. Just let them play. Gradually show them how the game is supposed to work. Adjust your expectations.

The whole point of all of this is to spend quality time with your grandchildren, and there is nothing better than playing games unless it’s reading books!

The older the kids, the more they will be able to do obviously. Every new games can be a challenge when they are learning, so be patient and enjoy the process.

My 3 boys have flown the coop, and the games for the older kids are the one that they enjoyed the most over the years.

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What Are the Best Games Every Grandma Should Have At Home?
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20 Best Games Every Grandma Should Have At Her House

Obviously, you might not have all of these because they take up so much room. But, I recommend having one or two for each age/stage so that when you have them over, you have something to do on a rainy day or before naptime or whenever the mood hits!

#1 Best Games Every Grandma Should Have: Ages 1-2

Best Games for Ages 1-2

Have no expectation other than to have fun! They will learn over time.

#2 Best Games Every Grandma Should Have: Ages 3-5

Best Games for Ages 3-5

Kids at this age are so smart! They are ready to learn strategy, hold a few cards, and work as a team. Start simple, and add in more difficulty over time. It is so much fun to watch them problem solve!

#3 Best Games Every Grandma Should Have: Ages 6-10

Best Games for Ages 6-10

I taught most grades of elementary school over the years, and my kids loved when we had indoor recess so that they could play a few games. I don't think that many played at home, so this was a real treat for them.

#4 Best Games Every Grandma Should Have: Ages 11-15

Best Games for Ages 11-15

Board games for this age can be hard to find. You have really smart kids who are not necessarily that mature yet. Here are some games that are really fun for this age group.

#5 Best Games Every Grandma Should Have: Ages 16+

Games for Ages 16+

#6 Other Fun Items to Have Around

Other Fun Things To Have Around

These are timeless and ageless items for you and your grandkids to play with.

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This post was really fun to write. There is nothing better than having a grandchild -I love my little grandson so much, and now that he is almost 18 months old, we are going to start playing so many games together when I have him!

The best thing to remember when playing games with children, no matter their age, is to lower your expectations, and really focus on having fun.

There need to be some ground rules once they are old enough to have cell phones -which will be different for everyone. I would encourage you to have a phone basket for them to be put away so that the time is more focused and eliminating as many distractions as possible is always for the best.

Have fun, and let the games begin!😍

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