I like the Kids’ Garden Activity Cards by Barefoot Books since it gives the kids something to do while at their grandparents, encourages them to play outdoors and can be pretty self-directed, especially with the 11 year old in the lead. Plus, the cards are very sturdy, should the 2 year old decide to uh, “play” with them on his own.
There’s a new line of LEGO board games that are super fun, and if your group skews to the
older end, an imaginative game like Creationary could keep them busy for a very long time.
For the baby, take a look at Green Toys building blocks which are environmentally friendly, and should keep the littlest from trying to swipe all the smaller Lego pieces.
One good craft project can keep them all occupied for a while on a rainy day, so check out this post about projects for kids which features the fun and yummy Zebra Cupcakes and cute kits from The Little Experience (photo at top).
If your kids are into stickers as much as my kids, they will love Klutz’s Incredible, Outrageous Sticker Book which should keep them occupied, especially if they’ll be spending a lot of time driving from relative to relative.
Have a great visit!