Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set

This double set of experiential, keepsake cards is custom-made for grandparent-grandchild adventures.
created by

Patricia Carlin

$38.00

Patricia Carlin created by

Patricia Carlin

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Double-Decker Excursion

Cultivate a lasting bond between a grandparent ("Big G") and a grandchild ("Little G") with Patricia Carlin's set of twenty shared activities that will become a treasured keepsake of experiences enjoyed together.

Each gets their own set of color-coordinated adventure decks, along with an ID card, to experience a variety of creative and fun activities as a team. They range from joyfully silly to playfully scientific: "One For the Road" revs up road trips with classic license plate spotting and State trivia; "Do, Re, Mi..." invites a reality TV-style talent show; "Buggin' Out" coaxes out the naturalist in young and old. There's even a card dedicated to the red-carpet "Grandee Awards." Each activity card has a counterpart in the other deck, with structured space on the back to record results, make drawings, play graphically-guided games, and write commemorative comments for each adventure.

Big and Little G don't have to do the activities in any particular order or finish them all in one day, but once all the adventures are complete, the included boxes for the pair to exchange their sets of completed cards make them priceless, detailed mementos of quality time together. They can reflect on the experience for years to come, remembering how much their bond has grown over the course of this grand adventure. Illustrated by Patricia Carlin. Made in Brooklyn, New York.

Visit our blog to see a real Grandma-Grandkid team give the Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set a try.

Check out the My Grand Adventures DIY Journal

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We chatted with Patricia about how she brings her charming illustrations to life (and got a look at her adorable studio cat). Read the Q&A on our blog.

Patricia Carlin

created by

Patricia Carlin

location

Pennsylvania

“I like to keep things pretty simple. I focus on warmth, humor, and emotion.”

Patricia Carlin believes that a small sketch has the power to tell a story without language. She started out as an art director in Philadelphia, selling everything from potato chips to financial products. In 2001, a friend wanted help launching a glassware business, so Patricia designed and wrote copy for several products for the new venture. Patricia has explored many techniques in her illustration, but simple line drawing appeals to her most. "For me, paring things down to their simplest essence is always the best way to understand them," she says.

We chatted with Patricia about how she brings her charming illustrations to life (and got a look at her adorable studio cat). Read the Q&A on our blog.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Ages
4-10 with a grandparent of any age.
Made from
Paper
Measurements
5.5" W x 8.5" L x 1" D
Notes
Includes 2 boxes, 20 cards per box, 2 ID cards, and 1 instruction card.

Click here to view Big G cards

Click here to view Little G cards
Item ID
22327

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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsGrandparent Grandchild Activity Set
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (17)

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5.0

Makes a wonderful gift!

By 

from Dallas, TX

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lasting Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long Term Use

    Comments about UncommonGoods Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set:

    Great gift!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    So Much Fun for Long Distance Grandparenting!

    By 

    from Fircrest, WA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Great Way To Stay In Touc
    • Lots Of Laughs

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Good Memories
      • Long Distance Grandparent
      • Share Values Ideas

      Comments about UncommonGoods Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set:

      Might be nice to add envelopes for those sending them back and forth long distance. (I am also making Big G and little g t-shirts to add more fun to the experience!)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great MIL gift

      By 

      from Columbia, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to read instructions
      • Good for grandparents
      • Good for young children
      • Great Ideas For Games

      Cons

      • Only One Child Allowed

      Best Uses

      • Grandparent Sleepovers

      Comments about UncommonGoods Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set:

      This was a gift for my mother in law for her birthday. She was very excited to get this gift and have new ideas for games/activities with the kids. It's the least I can do since she is always available to babysit.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Neat Grandparents Day Gift

      By 

      from Sulphur Springs, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Appealing
      • Creates Lasting Memories
      • Easy Activities
      • Fun Variety Of Activities

      Cons

      • Not for Young Children

      Best Uses

      • Keep children busy
      • Quality Creative Time

      Comments about UncommonGoods Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set:

      I gifted this to my parents on Grandparents Day. They were so tickled by such a unique, fun gift! I have young children, and the activities are a little beyond their ages. However, my parents are excited to save it for future use. The activities we looked over were not difficult, tiring, or time-consuming. Just what my parents needed!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Adorable, Perfect for the "Gs"

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • FUn activities
      • Large and easy to read

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • To Share And Save Memorie

        Comments about UncommonGoods Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set:

        A great project for grandparents and grandkids!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I got nothing for this - sorry

        By 

        from Nebraska

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Organized Together Time

          Comments about UncommonGoods Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set:

          This was a perfect gift for my 8 year old granddaughter who loves to hear stories about the people in her life. It will eventually be an historical keepsake.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very sweet gift for Grandparents!

          By 

          from NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cute graphics
          • Manageable Activities

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set:

              What a cute idea! I gave this to the in-laws for Christmas and it was a big hit! My daughters (ages 5 and 9) spend a week with them in the summer so they were excited to try this out. It's basically sets of cards that have short or long activities that they kids do with the grandparents. The cards can be written on so they make good keepsakes. An example of the activities: Find a penny, look at the year and then write and talk about something great that happened to you that year.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
               
              4.0

              Fun for the generations!

              By 

              from Louisville, KY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • A Great Way To Bond

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set:

                  What a wonderful way to spend time with family. We can't wait to play in our summer road trip to the beach!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great keepsake

                  By 

                  from Eugene, OR

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • fun
                  • Great for bonding

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Grandparents
                  • kids

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set:

                  This is a great keepsake for my son to have of precious memories and fin adventures with his grandmother.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  let the adventure begin

                  By 

                  from san jose, ça

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Adaptable For Ages
                  • fun
                  • Packaged well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set:

                      Can;t wait to watch the memories start. This is such a clever idea. It makes for a fabulous sharing time, an experience in a box. Use your imagination outside on a fabulous day or develop your vocabulary inside on a rainy one. I got one for my grandson and husband to share and one for my in-laws and great niece. So excited..

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes

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