Fun Things To Do

Often times we're asked, "what kinds of things can I do with my Little?"  
 
Here are just a few to get you started!
 
  • Start a hobby together (fishing, drawing, pottery, painting, poetry, writing short stories, coin collecting, rock collecting, etc)
  • Walk, train, and play with your dog together
  • Pop popcorn (old school style with no microwave) and watch a movie
  • Build a model car, plane, or rocket
  • Form a book club (with other matches)
  • Read together
  • Go bowling
  •  Go to the Circus, Fair, Museum, or Carnival
  • Draw, paint, do pottery, make casts of each other, or make paper-mache animals
  • Play charades, checkers, chess, backgammon, board games, card games, or create your own game
  • Take a bike ride together
  • Research your family trees together
  • Attend your Little’s school play or sporting event to cheer them on!
  • Fly a kite in the park or make your own kites
  • Visit your local Fire Department or Police Station
  • Attend a BSBB Match event
  • Feed birds or ducks at your local park
  • Go roller-skating or ice-skating
  • Watch a TV show you both like every week then have a discussion on it
  • Do a Science project together using household items (like to find out what happens to an egg soaked in vinegar)
  • Take a free kid-friendly class at your local Home Depot or Toys ‘R’ Us
  • Bounce on a trampoline
  • Go to local art fairs, festivals, and events
  • Watch a parade
  • Go horseback riding
  • See one of your local sporting teams (professional league or semi-pro leagues)
  • Check into local history/archeology
  • Take a walk and collect interesting things along the way
  • Prepare a meal together from scratch
  • Read a recipe book and try to recreate a meal
  • Help your Little with their homework or school project
  • Take your Little to your place of employment
  • Make your own cards for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions for family and friends
  • Watch the Fireworks
  • Write a letter to your Little on your match anniversary telling them what you have noticed about them in the last year
  • Trim the hedges, mow the lawn, rake the leaves, and do other yard work together
  • Build a bird house or feeder together
  • Visit a park
  • Write and send letters in the mail to each other or get pen pals
  • Share family/vacation pictures with each other
  • Create a Match Scrapbook together to record all of your fun times you have together
  • Start a garden
  • Go to the Ice Capades or other events
  • Carve a pumpkin together (you can even roast the seeds after!)
  • Make a log cabin, picture frame, or anything you can with popsicle sticks
  • Try going to new restaurants together
  • Go to the movies or rent movies
  • Teach them how to change oil in your car or handy things kids may not know how to do that will benefit them later on down the road
  • Complete a jigsaw puzzle (the bigger the better!)
  • Volunteer at a community center/soup kitchen/humane society
  • Make your own t-shirts with fabric markers and colored glue
  • Make up new lyrics to a song
  • Go swimming or even play with the water hose/sprinkler in the yard
  • Go to an Auto show, boat show, or truck pull
  • Enjoy cloud watching on a nice day
  • Deliver food for Meals on Wheels
  • Keep a journal of all your outing together and what you liked/disliked about them
  • Make friendship bracelets or do some other crafts together
  • Visit a local courthouse and observe a court hearing
  • Play Frisbee, volleyball, basketball, touch football, croquet, badminton, baseball, golfing, etc
  • Go to a batting cage or golfing at a driving range
  • Make paper airplanes and gliders
  • Go Christmas Caroling
  • Go apple picking and try some recipes with your apples
  • Write a newsletter together to send to your friends and relatives
  • Play games on the internet
  • Make wrapping paper from old newspapers or magazines
  • Show them how to maintain their bike (replace their chain, repair brakes, etc)
  • Make an obstacle course in your yard or local park and time each other
  • Go to a go-cart track
  • Go to a gem and mineral show
  • Look through coupon books for 2 for 1 deals on your favorite activities
  • Let your Little do chores and run errands with you
  • Eat lunch with your Little at School
  • Call your Case Manager and let them know about the activities you have tried
  • Explore your local area
  • Go on a sound scavenger hunt with a tape recorder
  • Bake a cake, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, or make candy
  • Visit your church or your Little’s church
  • Have a picnic
  • Make a collage on “friendship” or your Little’s life using pictures and clippings from newspapers/magazines
  • Visit the Humane Society
  • Look up new words in the dictionary
  • Have your Little teach you something
  • Plan for a money earning project and save money for a special event
  • Work out at the Y with your Little
  • Attend Y events that are offered (speak to Case Managers to see what events are being held each month)
  • Listen to music
  • If your Little is a teenager, practice completing job and college applications
  • Show your Little your high school yearbook, baby pictures, old report cards, etc
  • Build a snow man/woman
  • Go on a camera scavenger hunt (make a list of things you want pictures of before you go and let your Little take the pictures)
  • Try to complete as many items on this list as you can!