Sunday, January 9, 2022

just for fun - Let's Have a Heart Hunt!

Valentine’s Day is just about a month away, so if you are looking for a fun idea you could try with your grandchildren; consider holding a “heart hunt”. What is a “heart hunt” you ask? Well . . . think Easter egg hunt, or like I wrote about last month, a Candy Cane hunt, but substitute small paper or foam hearts.

Cut out small (two or three inch size) hearts from sheets of foam – one color for each grandchild, which will allow you to hide them in easier places for younger grands and more challenging places for the older ones - and be sure each grandchild is able to find the same number of hearts. Then on the Saturday closest to Valentine’s Day their team up with their parents to hide the hearts outside in your/their yard. After the hearts are hidden, let them go find the hearts. Then let them trade in their hearts for treats . . . their favorite candy, homemade cookies, and experiences . . . such as a trip to a local farm, a visit to the park, a hike through the woods, etc.

It will be a lot of fun . . . and really, just for fun; which is not a bad thing. Yes, I’m intentional about passing on confident faith to my grandsons, but I’m also intentional about building wonderful family memories and things like a having a “heart hunt” definitely fit into this “category”!

What do you do to build memories and have fun with your grandchildren?

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