Top 10 things to do to engage your Little

Engaging your Little Brother or Sister can be a challenge sometimes. So we asked our creative Match Support Specialist to come up with a list of the top 10 things you can do keep your outings interesting and fun. Enjoy!

  1. Create a collage of things that best represent you or places you’d like to visit.
  2. Play the license plate game while driving in the car—have your Little check off the various state license plates that you see while driving around. Pre-printed forms can be found online.
  3. Create a compilation CD of music that you and your Little like. This is a great way for you both to listen to music that you like while driving to your destination. You can also create a cover for the CD via tools on the computer.
  4. Use the “101 Things to do with your Little” list (provided by one’s Match Support Specialist) to have your Little circle the activities they would like to do with you.
  5. Games such as “Two Truths and a Lie” can really be a fun way to get to know your Little and for your Little to know you. The game is played by having one person list two truths and one lie about themself and the other person needs to guess which is the lie.
  6. Create a scavenger list of things your Little has to find when you are out together. This activity is especially great when you go to a museum, which can get boring for younger Littles. This gives them specific tasks to do.
  7. Try geocaching! Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game where individuals try to locate hidden containers (geocaches) using GPS enable devices. This activity is great for any adventure seekers. More information can be found at: www.geocaching.com.
  8. Ask you Little to teach you something i.e. a new dance, a craft, a recipe from their cultural background etc. Most kids feel quite empowered when put in a teacher role.
  9. Alternate who picks the activity for your outings or narrow down to 3 ideas and let your Little choose.
  10. Food! Food is a great way to share and bond. Try out ethnic food that both of you have never tried. Share recipes/cook together every couple of months and compile recipes for a cook book.

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