Every grandparent loves spending time with their grandchild. However, if your grandchildren are spending an entire night with you, you are going to need some fun activities that can keep all of your entertained and help promoting bonding to further build your relationships. Here are a few fun Scooby Doo themed games you can all play to have a fun filled night, learn more about each other and get your grandkids excited about the next sleepover at your house.
Every grandchild, grandparent, and talking dog loves snacks. To stay in line with the night’s Scooby Doo theme, and to help keep everyone energized, happy and going throughout the night, you can cook Scooby Snacks. You can make Scooby Snacks by mixing up your favorite cookie dough. Carefully roll out cookie dough. You can use cookie cutter shapes like bones, diamonds (which is the same shape as Scooby’s dog tag), or even Great Dane shaped ones that you can decorate to look like Scooby. Before stamping each cookie, coat the cutter in flour so the dough doesn’t stick to the cutters. Now bake your cookies like you normally would, let them cool and add all of your favorite icings, candies and designs to have the perfect Scooby Snacks.
To make cookies that look like Scooby Doo, have a picture of him and one of his collar ready for your grandchildren to look at. You can use black frosting for the spots and a thin line of blue frosting or candies around the cookie dog’s neck to make it look like Scooby’s collar. With the other shapes, your grandchild can use other colors of frosting, sprinkles or any other edible treats to make their Scooby Snacks look just how they want.
Scooby Doo Scavenger Hunt
With a Scooby Doo Scavenger Hunt, your grandchildren can have an amazing time pretending that they are starring in their own episode of Scooby Doo. This scavenger hunt will probably be different than other ones that your grandchildren are used to because on some questions there will be multiple choices. To set up the game, create 10 clues, but on the third and seventh ones, there will be two answers. One of these will continue onward in the game, the other one will lead to a monster! For example, on the third one your clue could be:
“To find the next hint, you will have to search high and low in the place where things go to get cleaned.”
Then two answers could be in or under a bathtub, and by the hose outside because that is where you would clean a car, hose off a dog, or muddy grandchildren as they come back to your house. If they go to a wrong place, they get a drawing of a monster.
An example of something you could use for the seventh clue is:
“The villain is always hungry and searching for snacks; think of possibilities of where you think he found his last snack.
Then the eighth clue could be in your pantry, and there could be a monster on the shelf in your refrigerator
You could split into teams with grandchildren or grandparents, or just one grandchild vs. one grandparent. The monsters mean that the one team is out of the game, but if everyone gets a monster, then they can all start with the clue they were on and play through. If this is just for one grandchild, then they can start from the beginning and try to solve it differently when they encounter a monster. When someone wins, they can receive a reward like an extra Scooby Snack! Just make sure that if you are playing with young children, you don’t have any appliances running that could hurt them; for example, don’t send them looking around the kitchen if your oven is still hot from backing cookies, or into the laundry room if your washing machine is running.
By now your grandchild should be fully in the Scooby Doo spirit. This would be a great time to share a gift with them, like a matching set of Scooby Doo pajamas that they can change into to fall asleep during the movie. Once everyone is comfortable, you can sit back and relax with the Scooby Doo movie. If you have Comcast as your TV provider, you can usually find one for free. If not, you can get it from somewhere like Amazon or Target for under $10. Now you and your grandchild can bond together and when they wear their pajamas they will remember the fun night at your house and be able to enjoy watching Scooby even more.
While spending time with your grandchildren is great, the idea of them staying over for the entire night can be daunting. Fortunately, by creating a fun themed night, you can help make their sleepover a memorable one full of mysteries, tasty treats and a fun movie. Themes like Scooby Doo can help grandparents and grandchildren bond and get them excited for another sleepover at your house.
About The Author
Ryan enjoys discovering ways to help parents and grandparents bond with their children, finding the perfect Scooby Doo Pajamas and kids robes to give as presents to his nieces and nephew, canoeing and skateboarding.
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