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Activity Ideas

We know it can be hard to come up with new ideas of things to do with your little. If you are feeling stuck, look here for some fresh ideas!

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Activities for Bigs and Littles

Go to a dog park

Design a holiday or thank you card together

Play video games

Work out at the YMCA

Make a calendar of the year’s big events and school schedule

Make pancakes from scratch

Maintain a scrapbook of your time together

Check out the Farmer’s Market

Create a bead necklace or bracelet

Make a vase or decorate an old bottle or jar

Plant a garden in a window box

Train together to participate in a one-K run

Play mini-golf

Learn basic sewing skills

Play Frisbee golf

Go on a camera scavenger hunt

Make mini-pizzas using English muffins

Make a time capsule, and fill it with things you both like

Visit a nursing home and do a craft or read with the residents

Walk around the mall

Learn origami

Play one-on-one basketball or soccer

Go to a game at your Little’s school (or the high school s/he will attend)

Practice filling out applications for a job, scholarship, or camp

Donate old toys or clothes to a shelter

Research what was happening on the day you both were born

Ride bicycles

Go ice-skating, get hot chocolate afterwards

Play tennis together

Learn about each other’s favorite music group

Go swimming at a pool or lake

Paint an old piece of furniture

Explore museums, libraries and galleries

Hit golf balls at the driving range

Tour the city and learn about its history

Go to a hockey game

Take an art class together

Challenge one another to a game of Laser Tag.
Visit the Lane Auto Musuem
Go to a concert
Go hiking
Go bowling (BBBS discount at Hillwood Strike and Spare)
Visit a car show
Watch a movie
Go out to eat, try a new kind of cuisine
Go canoeing
Go roller skating or skate at a skate park
Go to a local festival
Write a Song

Go geocaching

Visit the Flea Market

Go to Radnor Lake

Learn to crochet or knit

Volunteer with Hands on Nashville
Bake and frost cookies

Take a college tour

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