State Farmers Market
Take your grandchildren to the South Carolina State Farmers Market, let them pick out a plant or two, get tips from the vendor and then let your grandkids plant them in your yard. Allow them to nurture them each time they visit you throughout the summer and let them take pictures of the plant as it grows and blossoms. Better yet… let them buy an herb or veggie plant, one they and you can eventually eat! SC State Farmers Market
The American Grandparents Association has compiled a list of 100 fun, simple and inexpensive ways to enjoy quality time with your little charges. From running a lemonade stand to betting on bug races, you’re sure to find something y’all will love! Click here.
Take a Nature Walk at Saluda Shoals Park
Point out bugs, trees, birds, and butterflies. X-Plorer Packs are available on a first-come, first served basis, which include field guides, a magnifying glass, binoculars and seasonal nature activities. $5/Daily Parking Fee. Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Rd. 731-5208. icrc.net
Show Them Baby Pictures…of their Parents!
Kids love to not only see their own baby pictures, they squeal with delight to see their mom or dad’s baby photos. Tell your grandchildren stories about their parent’s childhood. It helps children to have some family history too.