15. PLAY GRANDMA’S FAVORITE GAME.
Chase Mcfadden, a blogger who runs the site Stuffkidswrite.com, connects the generations in his family via cribbage, an old-timey card game taught to him by his own grandfather. “I played with my grandpa, our kids play with their grandparents, and they are fortunate enough to have a great-grandmother to play with as well.” The game teaches math, sorta, and strategy, kinda, but mostly it’s a way to bridge the generations—even if those generations aren’t messing around. “Don’t harbor any thoughts of a sweet old lady patiently and gently teaching her great-grandchildren the ways of the game,” Mcfadden says. “She plays for keeps.”