An idea for your mentoring is to keep an album with photographic record of activities and memorabilia – creating memories with the child.
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Outside Activity Ideas
Beach – combing, drawing in the sandcastles, collecting shells
Bike riding - Bike repairing
Big tree walk
Cardboard down hills
Collecting shells, rocks, insects, etc.
Driving / tiki touring
Farm activities – watch a milking, visit a farm, sheep shearing etc.
Fishing, eeling, cockles, floundering.(gathering Kai Moana)
4x4 wheel driving
Fleamarket / Garage Sales
Fruit picking – berries, etc.
Gardening - vegie/flower garden project
Ginger beer making
Glass Blowing Gallery
Going to the markets/Fairs, garage sales
Go-Karting, Dodgem Cars
Golf – mini golf
Kites ($2 shop)
Parks and Gardens
Play touch rugby, squash, golf, tennis, table tennis, pool, ....with them
Skate Board Park
Skiing, snow tobogganing, snow activities
Shooting - possum, rabbit
Sitting on a hill, Sliding down a hill
Socialise with other children
Sport - watch child play sport, or participate
Trip to the snow
Walks – bush, beach, walkways
Water propelled rockets
Baking/cooking – make a cake, chocolate/lolly making
Crafts – card making, shell or other picture frames, cross stitch, origami
Drama, role play, drama
Fancy dress, dressing up
Home management, housework
Homework – reading/ spelling
Jig Saws / Was Jigs
Make Fish Hooks and Flys
McDonalds and KFC
Music – listen/ play musical instrument - guitar drums etc.
Picking flowers and arranging
Reading aloud (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc.)
Shooting (small bore)
Suitable videos (make a list of ones that are)
Teach Computer skills
Waiata, haka, cultural activity
Watch the rugby/ netball/ basketball or other sport on TV together
Woodwork, Carving, Whittling
Writing – Penpal/articles for newsletter/sponsor child etc.
Rainy days in Nelson
1. Libraries – take board games, crafts, play cards, do puzzles, hangman, learn a magic trick or read.
2. Museum –Free for kids
3. Founders Park –Free, visit the attractions or devise a scavenger hunt
4. Swimming Pools
5. Mini Golf – Road Hogs, Selwyn St – Wacky Wednesday $6 pp
6. Roller Skating
7. Suter Gallery
8. Picnic or cook under the shelters at Tahunanui Beach or Rabbit Island.
If you have a good rain coat…
1. Go for a walk, run through the puddles
2. Play ‘Pooh Sticks’ off a local bridge, preferably a pedestrian one.
3. Make streams in the dirt
4. Slide in the mud
5. Measure the amount of rain falling
6. Collect worms
Show picture of when you were young
Bring a picture of a place you have been and tell them all about what it was like.
Play 20 questions, or I spy
Plan your next activity
Tell stories to each other
Tell them where you come from