100 Buddy Activities 2016

100+ Activities to do with your Buddy

  1. Go to the library
  2. Bake something, anything
  3. Construct something with blocks or Lego’s
  4. Read a book
  5. Draw/Color/Paint together
  6. Go window shopping
  7. Dress up together
  8. Go sledding
  9. Build something in the snow (fort, snowman)
  10. Go swimming (indoor or outdoor)
  11. Have a picnic (outside or on the living room floor!)
  12. Listen to new music together
  13. Visit a museum
  14. Visit ACES
  15. Visit Sustainable Settings (Carbondale)
  16. Visit Aspen Art Museum
  17. Visit a pet store (Glenwood Springs)
  18. Write and mail a letter to someone special
  19. Play a board game, cards, darts or pool.
  20. Take a walk
  21. Make a time capsule
  22. Get out old photos of yourself or places you’ve traveled to and talk about them
  23. Sing Songs
  24. Take a class together at local art center
  25. Go ice skating together
  26. Build fairy houses
  27. Teach/tell your child about your job – take them to work for a day if you can
  28. Have a scavenger hunt (indoor or outdoor)
  29. Go to a movie together
  30. Visit him/her at school
  31. Dig out your year book and share about your school experiences
  32. Visit a nursing home or hospital
  33. Finger Paint
  34. Take pictures
  35. Visit and learn about places in your community (fire station, police station, post office, etc.)
  36. Work a puzzle together
  37. Make S’mores
  38. Build a bird house
  39. Play a sport together
  40. Make homemade pizza
  41. Rake leaves and play/jump in them
  42. Go on a hayride
  43. Visit an apple orchard / pumpkin patch
  44. Plant something
  45. Have a water fight
  46. Play hide and seek
  47. Go to a fair or festival
  48. Collect different fall leaves and make something out of them
  49. Take a hike
  50. Make puppets and put on a show for each other
  51. Tell stories about your childhood
  52. Attend athletic event
  53. Make homemade ice cream
  54. Learn about different cultures—pick a country to “visit” and learn about the country’s food, traditions, language, etc.
  55. Take flowers to a friend
  56. Go wading in a creek
  57. Go horseback riding
  58. Climb a tree
  59. Draw a map and have a treasure hunt
  60. Walk/play in the rain
  61. Talk about feelings/emotions
  62. Paint a picture by numbers together
  63. Go to a theater performance
  64. Complete a DIY project together
  65. Wash the car
  66. Play Frisbee
  67. Pick up litter in the community
  68. Fly a homemade kite
  69. Jump rope
  70. Exercise together
  71. Discuss nutrition and the 4 basic food groups
  72. Start a savings account – talk about budgeting and saving money
  73. Write a story (draw illustrations together too!)
  74. Go fishing
  75. Go bowling
  76. Dance party!
  77. Play Simon Says
  78. Have letter or color of the week and look for them together
  79. Play “I Spy”
  80. Act out a favorite story together
  81. Listen to music and play homemade instruments together
  82. Start a gratitude journal with your child – they can draw what they are thankful for
  83. Let your child pick out the menu for a meal and then prepare it together
  84. Start a collection
  85. Practice/teach something (reading, sports, rhyming, sorting, telling time)
  86. Sidewalk chalk
  87. Go for a bike ride
  88. Attend an event of his/hers—ie. school play, recital
  89. Play a make believe game—let your Buddy direct it.
  90. Make a collage out of photos and/or clippings of their favorite things
  91. Tell jokes
  92. Spend time simply LISTENING to them.
  93. Visit a college campus
  94. Go on an art in nature hunt, collect items and then create a natural art piece (a la Andy Goldworthy)
  95. Visit pets/walk dogs at local animal shelter
  96. Ride the gondola up the mountain
  97. Take binoculars out and go bird watching
  98. Make a homemade boat to sail on the river or stream
  99. Ask to see something he/she has done at school—book report, artwork, essay and discuss it. Make positive comments about it, ask questions
  100. Call your Buddy unexpectedly just to say hi and say you were thinking about him/her.
  101. Plan a phone or skype get together
  102. Start a scrapbook (digital or book) of your outings together
  103. Make a list of things you want to do together in the future!
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