AUTHOR: Dave Grunenwald

Dave Grunenwald is a proud grandfather who was born, raised, and educated in Northeast Ohio. He has worn many hats in his professional life. Now “semi-retired”, Dave has been an influential real-estate developer and attorney in Northeast Ohio for the last 30+ years. While he is still involved and active in that capacity, much of his time these days is spent wearing his DCGifts hat, creating the Grandparent Merit Badges™ series, and authoring a new series of children’s story books.

Grandparent Merit Badges™ Books

Lucas and Emily’s Outdoor Adventure


“Lucas and Emily’s Outdoor Adventure" by Dave Grunenwald is a delightful addition to the Grandparent Merit Badges and Friends and Family Merit Badges series of story books. The narrative beautifully weaves together the joy of discovering wonder in everyday activities and the warmth of shared experiences, making it a perfect read for kids and all the important people in their lives.

With vibrant illustrations and a heartwarming storyline, it's the perfect read for encouraging precious moments and creating lasting memories. It's a great way to inspire quality time and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Lucas and Emily’s Animal Adventure

Lucas and Emily’s Animal Adventure is based on the Grandparent Merit Badges, a series of kits, which launched in 2021. The kits are designed to encourage grandparents and grandkids to disconnect from the digital world and to spend more time together doing simple but fun activities. The adventure books are designed to be a series of stories about family members spending time and having fun doing things together.

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As we like to say:

DISCONNECT FROM THE DIGITAL ™

AND

RECONNECT WITH THOSE WHO MATTER MOST

Grandparent Merit Badges ™

The Grandparent Merit Badges ™ collection of fun-filled interactive, memory kits designed to help grandparents connect with their young grandchildren and to help families spend more time together while creating a treasured keepsake that will be cherished by the whole family for years to come.

The Grandparent Merit Badges ™ kit includes unique activities grandparents and grandchildren will enjoy doing together. As the activities are completed, they reward each other with the included merit badges and Certificate of Merit!

Insignias de Mérito de los abuelos ™

The Grandparent Merit Badges™ es una colección interactiva llena de diversión de kits de recuerdos diseñados para ayudar a los abuelos a conectar con sus nietos jóvenes y ayudar a las familias a pasar más tiempo juntos al mismo tiempo que crean valiosas memorias que serán atesorados por toda la familia en los años que vendrán.

Grandparent Merit Badges™
for Gardening Enthusiasts

The Grandparent Merit Badges™ for Gardening Enthusiasts book recognizes grandparents and their grandchildren who love to dig in the dirt while spending time together. This book celebrates the miracle of growth in nature and also in the grandparent and grandchild relationship. The Grandparent Merit Badges™ for Gardening Enthusiasts kit provides 10 activity ideas encouraging a connection between grandparents and grandchildren with simple, budget-friendly, and accessible ideas of things to do together that help foster a sense of wonder at the miracle of growth.

Insignias de Mérito
de los abuelos ™
Para entusiastas de la jardinería

El libro The Grandparent Merit Badges ™ Para entusiastas de la jardinería reconoce a los abuelos y sus nietos que aman escarbar en la tierra mientras pasan tiempo juntos. Este libro celebra el milagro del crecimiento en la naturaleza y en la relación entre abuelo y nieto. El kit the The Grandparent Merit Badges™ Para entusiastas de la jardinería proporciona 10 actividades que alientan la conexión entre abuelos y nietos con ideas sencillas, económicas y accesibles de cosas que hacer juntos que ayudan a fomentar una sensación de asombro ante el milagro del crecimiento.

Grandparent Merit Badges ™ for Cooking Enthusiasts

The Grandparent Merit Badges™ for Cooking Enthusiasts kit recognizes grandparents and their grandchildren who love to cook and spend time in the kitchen together. This kit celebrates one of the most basic activities of every day life and the joy it brings to both grandparents and grandchildren alike. The Grandparent Merit Badges™ for Cooking Enthusiasts kit provides 10 activity ideas encouraging a connection between grandparents and grandchildren with simple, budget-friendly, and accessible ideas of things to do together in the kitchen.

Insignias de Mérito
de los abuelos ™
Para entusiastas de la cocina

El libro de The Grandparent Merit Badges™ Para entusiastas de la cocina reconoce a los abuelos y a sus nietos que aman cocinar y pasar tempo juntos en la cocina. Este kit celebra una de las actividades diarias más básicas y la alegría que brinda tanto para los abuelos como para lo nietos. El libro de The Grandparent Merit Badges™ Para entusiastas de la cocina proporciona 10 actividades que alientan la conexión entre abuelos y nietos con ideas sencillas, económicas y accesibles de cosas que hacer juntos en la cocina.

Friends and Family Merit Badges ™

Friends and Family Merit Badges™ is simply a celebration and recognition of the thousands of things millions of people do together every day and of the importance of purposefully refocusing on activities that allow us to reconnect with the people in our lives that matter most to us, friends, and family members of all kinds. Taking a walk, reading a book, riding a bike, cooking a meal...the simplest pleasures in life are becoming more important to our wellbeing each day. These kinds of simple activities are an opportunity for friends and family members to talk, discover, play, and grow together. The Friends and Family Merit Badges ™ kit provides 20 activity ideas encouraging a connection between loved ones with simple, budget-friendly and accessible to everyone ideas of things to do to disconnect from the digital and reconnect with those that matter most.

Amigos y Familia Insignias de Mérito ™

El libro de las Insignias de Mérito para amigos y familia™ es, simplemente, una celebración y reconocimiento de las miles de cosas que millones de personas hacen juntas todos los días y de la importancia de enfocarnos en las actividades que nos permiten reconectar con las personas que más importan en nuestras vidas, los amigos y todos los miembros de la familia. Dar un paseo, leer un libro, andar en bicicleta, cocinar una comida... Los placeres más simples de la vida son cada día más importantes para nuestro bienestar. Este tipo de actividades simples son una oportunidad para que amigos y miembros de la familia hablen, descubran, jueguen y crezcan juntos. El kit de Insignias de Mérito para amigos y familia™ proporciona 20 ideas de actividades que alientan la conexión entre seres queridos con ideas sencillas, económicas y accesibles para todos para desconectarse de lo digital y reconectar con aquellos que más importan.

Grandparent Merit Badges ™ for Nature Lovers

The Grandparent Merit Badges™
for Nature Lovers kit recognizes grandparents and their grandchildren who love to spend time together outdoors. This kit celebrates the miracles of nature and the joy they can bring to both grandparents and grandchildren. The Grandparent Merit Badges™ for Nature Lovers kit
provides 10 activity ideas encouraging a connection between grandparents and grandchildren with simple, budget-friendly, and accesible ideas of things to do together that help to foster a sense of wonder at the power of nature.

Insignias de Mérito de los abuelos ™ Para amantes de la naturaleza

El libro de The Grandparent Merit Badges™ Para amantes de la naturaleza reconoce a los abuelos y sus nietos que aman pasar tiempo juntos al aire libre. Este kit celebra los milagros de la naturaleza y la alegría que pueden traer tanto para los abuelos como para los nietos. El libro de The Grandparent Merit Badges™ Para amantes de la naturaleza proporciona 10 actividades que alientan la conexión entre abuelos y nietos con ideas sencillas, económicas y accesibles que pueden hacer juntos y que ayudan a fomentar la sensación de asombro ante el poder de la naturaleza.

Grandparent Merit Badges ™
for Dog Lovers

The Grandparent Merit Badges™ for
Dog Lovers kit recognizes and celebrates grandparents and grandkids who love spending time together and having fun with their 4-legged family members. The Grandparents Merit Badges™ for Dog Lovers kit provides
10 activity ideas encouraging a connection between grandparents and grandchildren with simple, budget-friendly, and accessible ideas of things to do together that include their favorite furry family member!

Insignias de Mérito
de los abuelos ™
Para amantes de los perros

El libro The Grandparent Merit Badges™ Para amantes de los perros reconoce a los abuelos y sus nietos que aman pasar tiempo juntos y se divierten con sus familiares de 4 patas. ¡El libro The Grandparent Merit Badges™ Para amantes de los perros proporciona 10 actividades que alientan la conexión entre abuelos y nietos con ideas sencillas, económicas y accesibles que pueden hacer juntos y que incluyan a su miembro peludo de la familia favorito!

Shattered Silence:
Stories of Loss and Healing

"Shattered Silence: Stories of Loss and Healing" is a poignant collection that explores the profound journey through grief and the transformative power of healing. Through a series of compelling narratives, this book offers a glimpse into the shattered silence that follows loss, and the courageous individuals who navigate the challenging path toward healing.