Activity Ideas

Below, you will find ideas for activities to do with your little brother or sister! If you have any suggestions, feel free to send them to David Rodenbeck at david.rodenbeck@bbbsnei.org

Physical Activities:
Water skiing
Swimming
Roller skating
Aerobics
Weight lifting
Twirling a baton
Learning a cheerleading routine
Learning a dance
Horseback riding
Wash a car
Walking (trails, mall)
Jogging
Golfing
Soccer
Canoeing
Bicycling
Tennis
Handball
Racquetball
Horseshoes
Fishing or catching tadpoles
Flying a kite
Throwing a Frisbee
Baseball
Football
Kickball
Bowling
Play foosball, air hockey, pool or ping pong at BBBS
Chop wood
Shovel snow


Hobbies:
Start a collection
Make puppets and do a skit
Draw faces on balloons
Paint rocks
Do model cars, planes, or boats
Buy a book of crafts
Go to craft shows
Sew or needlework
Knit
Grow plants
Do carpentry
Play musical instruments,
Play board games

Go To / Drive To:
(Or put on your own) puppet shows
Airport to watch the planes take off and land & visit the free museum
(Or put on your own) concerts
Fairs or help at one
Circus
Brown County
Pet store
Church
Country
Star gaze
Expensive neighborhoods


Indoor Activities:
Write an article about your experience as a match for BBBS
Experiment with different hairstyle
Introduce each other to family members
Visit a nursing home
Color
Do puzzles
Make bird feeders
Recite a poem
Sing a song
Read a recipe or thermometer


Cultural Experiences:
Go to a play.
Watch an athletic event
Be in or go to a fashion show
Go to the FW or Indy zoo
Go to the movies
Go to art museums
Go to historical museums

Academic:
Do Flash cards
Do homework together
Plan for future schooling
Learn to tell time
Read a book out loud
Workbooks
Make up your own stories
Go to the library
Go to the book store
Buy a book of interest
Do a leaf collection
Learn about another country
Get library cards
Visit your Little at school for lunch (with parent permission note)
Set goal with prizes for reading a certain number of books
Participate in the Summer Reading Program at the library
Visit a college campus
Research different websites
Visit different work sites
Take to your Little to work


Work Experiences:
Explore different job opportunities
Learn how to complete applications
Complete a resume
Help your Little open a savings account (with parent’s permission)
Fix something together
Clean your house or car
Do yard work together
Change your oil
Rehearse an interview