June 29

Activities to do with your Little

Part of being a Big is planning fun activities to do with your Little. It can seem overwhelming at first, but once you and your Little get to know each other, finding things to do together becomes easier. And remember, our Match Support Specialists are always available to give ideas and share resources. 

We’ve compiled a list of activities below to get the ideas flowing. Use this list as a starting point. Also, check with your Little to see what they would like to do with you. It doesn’t always have to be extravagant. Some weeks it could be as simple as playing a board game or taking a walk. What’s important is that you and your Little are having fun and making memories together!

Outdoor

  • Rent a canoe at a local lake (Try Boating in Boston at Hopkinton State Park)
  • Go for a hike and pack a picnic lunch
  • Visit a State Park
  • Visit a local orchard or farmer’s market to enjoy some locally grown fruits and vegetables (Tougas Family Farm in Northborough is a great local spot!)
  • Visit a zoo (We love Southwick’s!)
  • Play a round of disc golf (Newton Hill in Worcester offers Disc Golf)

Arts & Crafts

  • Build and paint a birdhouse
  • Paint pottery (Check-out Claytime in Shrewsbury. Let them know in advance that you’re a Big and you’ll get 15% off!)
  • Make a collage from magazine cut-outs
  • Make a necklace or bracelet
  • Build a log cabin out of Popsicle sticks and glue
  • Tie-Dye T-Shirts

Educational

  • Visit a museum (Worcester Art Museum, Ecotarium, and Old Sturbridge Village are just a few ideas!)
  • Take a self-guided tour of a historic location
  • Learn 10 new words in a foreign language
  • Read biographies of important figures
  • Visit the Mayor’s Office or other government buildings
  • Play educational games together (Scrabble, Blokus, Balderdash)

Cooking and Food

  • Squeeze fresh orange juice
  • Roast pumpkin seeds in the oven (maybe after visiting a pumpkin patch!)
  • Bake and decorate sugar cookies
  • Make foods from around the world and learn about new cultures
  • Bake bread from scratch
  • Make a cookbook of favorite recipes you make together

More Ideas

  • Take a Little on a tour of your office
  • Make a bucket list with your Little
  • Pick and deliver flowers to a nursing home
  • Go ice-skating 
  • Visit the library 
  • Create a list of colleges or higher education opportunities for post high school

To get more activity ideas and resources, visit www.bbbscm.org/im-a-big.

Read our full Guide to Becoming a Big and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & Metrowest here.

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