75 Engaging Texts To Get Your Grandkids Talking And Smiling (For All Ages!)

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As loving and caring grandmothers, we all cherish the special bond we share with our grandchildren. To help us stay connected and engaged with them, no matter their age, I’ve put together a list of text message ideas to spark conversation and nurture our relationships.

If you’re not a texter, I understand! I didn’t start doing it for the longest time and, to be honest, I still prefer writing real letters. If that’s you, check out my guide to writing your grandchild a letter. 🙂

And remember, these ideas are simply a starting point for guidance, as every relationship is unique and beautiful in its own way. Feel free to adapt and personalize these messages to best suit your grandchild’s personality and interests. Let’s keep the lines of communication open and make our grandchildren’s lives brighter with our love, support, and wisdom!

Texts If Your Grandchild Is Under 13

Of course most children this age probably shouldn’t have a phone, but there are so many ways to allow it safely these days especially for family!

Texting a grandchild under 13 can be a delightful way to stay in touch and foster a strong bond. At this age, it’s important to keep messages light-hearted, engaging, and age-appropriate. Asking questions and sharing interesting thoughts can help you both learn more about each other and create lasting memories.

  1. Good morning, sunshine! ☀️ What are your plans for the day?
  2. Did you know that a snail can sleep for up to 3 years? 🐌 Isn’t that fascinating?
  3. What’s your favorite subject in school right now? I’d love to hear all about it!
  4. Hey there, pumpkin! 🎃 Just wanted to say I love you to the moon and back. 🌙
  5. What book are you reading these days? I’d love to read it too so we can talk about it!
  6. What’s the funniest joke you’ve heard lately? I could use a good laugh. 😄
  7. How’s your pet doing? 🐶 Can you send me a picture? I miss seeing them!
  8. Do you have any weekend plans? Maybe a movie or a playdate with friends?
  9. I was thinking about our last visit and the fun we had. Let’s make plans to do it again soon!
  10. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? 🍦 Mine has always been mint chocolate chip!
  11. What do you want to be when you grow up? I bet you’ll be amazing at it!
  12. Guess what? I just learned how to send emojis! 😊👵🏻💕
  13. What’s your favorite game to play? Maybe we can play it together next time we see each other.
  14. Have you been practicing your instrument? 🎶 I’d love to hear you play!
  15. What was the best part of your day today? I love hearing about your adventures.
  16. Sending you a big hug and a kiss! 😘💖
  17. Did you learn anything new today? I’m always curious about what you’re discovering.
  18. How is your sports team doing? Are you enjoying the season so far?
  19. What’s your favorite movie? Maybe we can watch it together during our next visit!
  20. I hope you’re having a fantastic day! Remember, you can do anything you set your mind to. 💪
  21. What’s something that always makes you smile? 😊
  22. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? I’d love to know!
  23. What’s your favorite memory with me? I cherish all the time we spend together.
  24. Just wanted to say how proud I am of you! You’re growing up so fast!
  25. Goodnight, sweet dreams! 🌟 Don’t let the bedbugs bite!

13 – 17 Years Old

Texting a teenage grandchild is an opportunity to maintain a connection as they navigate the complex world of adolescence. Show genuine interest in their lives, offer encouragement, and provide a listening ear. Remember to respect their boundaries and be mindful of the challenges they face during their teenage years.

  1. Good morning! ☀️ Wishing you a day filled with positivity and success!
  2. What’s your favorite song right now? I’d love to give it a listen.
  3. How’s school going? Are you enjoying any particular subjects or projects?
  4. What are your friends like? I’d love to hear more about them.
  5. Sending you a virtual hug and a reminder that I’m always here for you. 💕
  6. Have you thought about any colleges or future career paths yet?
  7. What’s your favorite way to unwind after a long day? Mine is reading a good book or taking a walk.
  8. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities? I’m always amazed by how talented you are!
  9. How’s your part-time job going? Do you enjoy it?
  10. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Let’s dream big together!
  11. What’s a movie or TV show you’ve been enjoying lately? Maybe I’ll check it out too!
  12. Just wanted to say how proud I am of the young adult you’re becoming. Keep shining! ✨
  13. Do you have any weekend plans? Maybe a movie or hanging out with friends?
  14. How are you feeling these days? Remember, it’s okay to talk about your emotions.
  15. What’s a skill you’d like to learn or improve? I believe in your ability to achieve anything!
  16. Is there a book you’ve read recently that you’d recommend? I’d love to share our thoughts on it.
  17. What’s something you’re looking forward to in the next few months?
  18. I saw this funny meme and thought of you! 😄 [Insert appropriate meme]
  19. If you need someone to talk to, I’m always here to listen. Your feelings and thoughts matter to me.
  20. Did you know that the world’s largest desert is actually Antarctica? 🇦🇶 Isn’t that surprising?
  21. Good luck with your test/project/game today! I know you’ll do great!
  22. What’s a goal you have for yourself this year? I’m here to support you every step of the way.
  23. I’m so grateful for the relationship we have. You’re a true blessing in my life.
  24. Have you tried any new hobbies or activities recently? I’d love to hear about your experiences!
  25. Goodnight, sleep tight! 🌟 Remember that tomorrow is a fresh start.

Adult Grandchildren

Texting an adult grandchild can be a wonderful way to maintain a connection and offer support as they transition into adulthood. Be respectful of their independence and offer encouragement as they navigate life’s challenges. Don’t forget to share personal experiences and insights, as your wisdom can be invaluable to them.

  1. Good morning! ☀️ Wishing you a productive and fulfilling day ahead!
  2. How’s work going? I’m always interested to hear about your accomplishments.
  3. Have you read any good books lately? I’d love to have a book club discussion with you!
  4. How’s your love life? Remember, you deserve happiness and someone who truly appreciates you.
  5. Are you taking care of yourself? Don’t forget to make time for self-care and relaxation.
  6. Have you done any traveling recently? I’d love to hear about your adventures.
  7. What’s a favorite recipe you’ve discovered? Maybe we can cook it together next time we meet!
  8. Is there anything on your mind that you’d like to talk about? I’m here to listen and offer advice.
  9. How’s your living situation? Are you enjoying your home and neighborhood?
  10. Just wanted to say how proud I am of the person you’ve become. Keep making a positive impact!
  11. Do you have any weekend plans? I hope you find time to enjoy yourself and recharge.
  12. Are you saving for your future? It’s never too early to think about financial security.
  13. What’s a goal you’re working towards right now? I believe in your ability to achieve it!
  14. How’s your health and fitness? Remember to prioritize your well-being.
  15. What’s something you’ve always wanted to learn or try?
  16. Is there a movie, TV show, or podcast you’ve been enjoying lately? I’m always looking for new recommendations!
  17. Have you attended any interesting events or workshops recently? I’d love to hear about your experiences.
  18. How are your friends doing? It’s so important to maintain a strong support network.
  19. I came across this interesting article and thought you might enjoy it: [Insert relevant article link]
  20. What’s your favorite way to relax and destress? We all need some downtime in our busy lives.
  21. Are you involved in any community or volunteer activities? Giving back is such a fulfilling experience.
  22. If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be? I love learning from your insights.
  23. Just wanted to say that I’m always here for you, no matter what life throws your way.
  24. Do you have any upcoming plans or events that you’re looking forward to? I’d love to hear about them!
  25. Goodnight, sweet dreams! 🌟 Remember that every day is a new opportunity to make a difference.

By offering age-appropriate and engaging text message ideas, you can maintain a strong connection with your grandchildren, no matter their age.

Don’t forget to be genuine and show interest in their lives while respecting their boundaries. With a little effort, you can be a positive and supportive presence in their lives!

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