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Ana Weickert

Ana Weickert
Ana is a Theatre, writing student, and presidential scholar at Rockford University. She loves the spoken, written, sung and performed word. The granddaughter of fantastic grandparents and a wonderful Nana, she is a contributing writer to Grandparently and other online sites.

You are My Sunshine Lyrics

Musical note tree

By: Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell The original lyrics claimed by some to have been written by Oliver Hood, this heartbreaking song makes for a beautiful lullaby.   You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey You’ll never know dear, how much I love you Please don’t take my sunshine away.   The other …

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Indoor Game: Duck Duck Goose Rules for a Wild Goose Chase

Rules for Duck, Duck, Goose

Players Required: five minimum Ages: 3  and up Game Overview: Chasing someone around a circle; trying not to end up in the pot. How to Play: Choose someone to be the person to walk around the circle- the Goose. The rest of the players, Hunters, sit in a circle. The Goose walks around the circle, tapping each Hunter on the head. With each Hunter, …

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Five Little Monkeys Lyrics

Music notes for song lyrics

By: Unknown A fun, bouncy song to share with  your grandkids to start helping them with subtraction.   Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head. Mamma called the doctor and the doctor said: “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”   Four little monkeys jumping on the bed one fell off and bumped …

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Indoor Game: Sardines Rule for the Game of Sardines; the Inverse of Hide and Go Seek

rules for the game sardines

Players Required: 3 minimum Ages:  4 and up Game Overview: The inverse of Hide and Go Seek, everyone looks for one person and joins them once they are found. How to Play: As in Hide and Go Seek, determine which areas are out of bounds. Remind everyone that the hiding place of the Sardine must be big enough to fit …

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Indoor Game: Heads up, Seven Up Rules for the game Heads up, Seven Up!

Thumb game

Players Required: 14 minimum Ages:  4  and up Game Overview: Seven people guess who picked them while their eyes were closed. How to Play: Choose seven people to stand in a line along a wall. Everyone else find a place to sit. Someone, either an adult or one of the seven people in the line, calls “Heads down, thumbs up!”. …

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Outdoor Game: Tag Rules for the game of Tag

kids playing tag

Players Required: 3 minimum Ages: 4 and up Game Overview: A great way to eat up energy, this game is all about running away from the person who’s It. How to Play: Choose one person to be It. The person who is It then chases all of the Non-Its. The Non-Its run amok trying to avoid It. If a Non-It …

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Pick a Great Grandpa Name, for new Grandfathers

Grandpa Names - Find a great one

Congrats, Grandpa! Soon your wife will hold your brand-new family member and forget to share. The little child of your not-so-little-anymore-child. What a blessed headache. But, before we get too excited about the little fireball of energy and smelly diapers, let’s spend a segment of our thoughts on you. This precious creature is your grandbaby. Now is the time to …

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Choosing a Grandma Name for a new Grandmother

Grandma names find yours!

Congrats, Grandma! Soon you will be holding your brand-new family member. Your baby’s baby. What a blessing. But, before we get too excited about the tiny human about to join your clan, let’s spend a moment to think about you. This baby is going to look to you for love and support. It’s going to have to call you something. …

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How to Find the Perfect Grandparent Name

Choose the Perfect New Grandparent Name

A New Name for a Grand New You!   There aren’t many times in a life where you get to choose what your name will be. Becoming a grandparent is one of them. All of a sudden you get to figure out what the next generation of your family will call you for the rest of your life. It can be a …

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