Every grandparent needs a Grandma (or Grandpa) Bag, a tote filled with goodies that comes out at special times for play, creativity, and entertainment. For long-distance grandparents like myself, that means when I’m visiting the kiddos. (It’s the favored piece of luggage each of my grandsons can’t wait to open.) For local parents, that may be when on regular babysitting duty.
Grandma or Grandpa Bags include various games, books, craft projects, movies and more for Grandma to share during the visit—then return to the bag afterward. Not leaving items with the kids makes them a special delight every time. I rotate the contents of my Grandma Bag and, of course, one trinket or treat for each grandchild makes its way into my bag every time.