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101 things to do with your Little ...

  1. Grab some chalk and create your own Picasso on the sidewalk.

  2. Bowl For Kids’ Sake!

  3. Start a hobby together (e.g., astronomy, clowning, sewing, music, singing, drama, dance, stained glass, painting, poetry…).

  4. Start a collection of something you are both interested in like stamps, rocks, coins, comics, bugs, dolls, figures, sports cards, etc.

  5. Walk, wash, train, and play with your dog together.

  6. Pop popcorn (the “old fashioned” way, not in the microwave) and watch a movie.

  7. Visit the Underground Fire Station on Man O’War Blvd in Lexington or visit any local fire or police station.

  8. Build a model car, plane, or rocket.

  9. Form your own book club (with other matches) and/or read together.

  10. Go to a circus or carnival.

  11. Draw, paint, work with clay, or make paper-mache animals or casts of each other.

  12. Play Charades, checkers, chess, backgammon, or any board or card game (you can even create your own).

  13. Take a bike ride together, and take the time to share bicycle safety tips.

  14. Research your family trees together – the library and internet are great resources!

  15. Attend your Little’s school play or sporting event to cheer him/her on!

  16. Watch the calendar at local bookstores/libraries for fun activities.

  17. Fly a kite at the park – for an extra challenge, make your own kites!

  18. Ask each other trivia questions.

  19. Attend a BBBS Match Activity.

  20. Feed birds or go to a park and feed the ducks.

  21. Go rollerskating, blading or ice skating.

  22. Have a TV show you both watch every week, then call and talk about it.

  23. Do a science project together using household products (find out what happens to an egg soaked in vinegar).

  24. Take a free kid-friendly class at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s.

  25. Bounce on a trampoline.

  26. Go to local art fairs, festivals, and events (check the monthly “Family” magazine – ask your Match Support Specialist for a copy or visit ).

  27. Have a “make over day” and do each other’s hair, nails, and make-up.

  28. Go horseback riding.

  29. See one of our local sports teams in action. (Ask your Match Support Specialist to put you on the list for free tickets.)

  30. Check into local history/archeology.

  31. Take a walk and bring a momento bag to collect interesting objects along the way.

  32. Prepare a meal together from start to finish – try finding good recipes online or in your favorite cookbook. (YUMMY!)

  33. Help your Little with homework or a school project.

  34. Write a letter to your Little on your match anniversary telling what you’ve noticed about him/her in the last year. Ex:  positive changes, growth or maturity.

  35. Watch a parade or a fireworks show.

  36. Take your Little to your place of employment.

  37. Practice saying tongue twisters or learn some new jokes.

  38. Make your own cards for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions for friends and relatives.

  39. Trim the hedges, mow the lawn, rake the leaves, and do other yard work together.

  40. Build a bird house or feeder.

  41. Visit local parks and compare the playground area to other parks.

  42. Write and send letters in the mail to each other, or get pen pals.

  43. Share family/vacation pictures with each other.

  44. Create a Match scrapbook or photo album to record all your fun times together.

  45. Start a garden - indoors or out.

  46. Visit the Explorium (formerly the Childrens Museum) in Lexington.

  47. Carve a pumpkin together - don’t forget to roast the seeds!

  48. Use popsicle sticks to make a log cabin or picture frame.

  49. Try new restaurants together or order something new from a restaurant you visit often.

  50. Go to the movies, or rent one for the VCR/DVD player.

  51. Teach your Little how to change the oil in your car, or any handy skills you may have.

  52. Complete a jigsaw puzzle or crossword puzzle together.

  53. Volunteer at a community center/soup kitchen/humane society.

  54. Make up new lyrics to a song – maybe even about your match.

  55. Go to an auto show, boat show, or truck pull.

  56. Make your own T-shirts with fabric markers and colored glue.

  57. Enjoy cloud watching on a nice day, or just lay in the sun and talk.

  58. Go swimming or even play with the water hose or sprinkler in the backyard.

  59. Visit the Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

  60. Keep a journal of all your outings together and what you liked/disliked about each.

  61. Make friendship bracelets, or do other crafts together.

  62. Visit a local courthouse and observe a court hearing.

  63. Play frisbee, catch, basketball, volleyball, touch football, croquet, badminton, soccer, etc.

  64. Make paper airplanes and gliders.

  65. Go Christmas caroling or have your own karaoke night at home.

  66. Go apple picking and try different apple recipes with your apples.

  67. Visit a local museum or see a play or performance together.

  68. Write a newsletter together to send to your friends and relatives.

  69. Play games on the internet or peruse your favorite age-appropriate sites together.

  70. Play golf or putt-putt, or just hit golf balls at a driving range.

  71. Make wrapping paper from old magazines and newspaper.

  72. Show him/her how to maintain their bike—replace chain, repair brakes, etc.

  73. Make an obstacle course in your yard or local park and time each other.

  74. Make puppets or learn how to do shadow puppets.

  75. Play video games/ pinball.

  76. Go to the pet store and just look around.

  77. Let your Little drive…at a go-cart track!

  78. Visit the Humane Society and walk the dogs.

  79. Look through coupon books for 2 for 1 deals for your favorite activities.

  80. Let your Little do chores and run errands with you.

  81. Eat lunch with your Little at school.

  82. Call or stop by to see your Match Support Specialist and let them know about the activities you have tried.

  83. Explore your local area ( or look under recreation and travel).

  84. Go on a sound scavenger hunt with a tape recorder.

  85. Bake a cake, cookies, or brownies or make candy – and don’t forget to share with others who might enjoy it!

  86. Visit your church or your Little’s church.

  87. Have a picnic.  Do cartwheels in the grass, race, or jump rope.

  88. Make a collage on “friendship” or your Little’s life using pictures and headlines from old magazines and newspapers.

  89. Take an aerobics class or pop in an exercise tape.

  90. Look up new words in the dictionary.

  91. Have your Little teach you something.

  92. Plan for a money earning project and save money for a special event.

  93. Blow bubbles.

  94. Listen to music together.

  95. If your Little is a teenager, practice completing job and college applications.

  96. Show your Little your high school yearbook, baby pictures, old report cards,etc.

  97. Build a snowman/ woman or go sledding.

  98. Go on a camera scavenger hunt – Make a list of the things you want pictures of before you go and let your Little take the pictures.

  99. Learn to do magic tricks.

  100. Just talk about….wishes, dreams, goals, friends, likes, dislikes, what makes you angry, who you admire, what you wish you could change, favorite, movies, favorite, teams, pets, families, etc…..

  101. Talk about this list! And make a goal to complete everything on the list.