We melted pony beads in a heart shaped cake pan. I pre-sorted the beads and James arranged them carefully in the pan in a really pretty random design. I drilled a hole in the top and threaded fishing line through.
While he could still maintain interest, we decorated white chocolate coated Oreos and hung candy canes on the Christmas tree.
James had a great time. He'll never know that I referred to them as "tree", "star" and skiing accident.
I love having my grandchildren around any time they come to visit but a planned activity that focused on one little one at a time was extra special for both of us.
There was time to rest at the end of a busy day. Sandy sort of collapsed after everybody went home.