As we navigate the reopening of our in-person programming, we hope that these activity ideas (both virtual and in-person) can bring joy to you and your Little. We appreciate you taking the time to stay connected with your Little whether it's been through letters, care packages, Zoom calls, online gaming, or now, going out together once again.Thank you for all that you do!
Warm Wishes, The Community Team
Summer Together Activities
The City of Worcester has put together virtual summer programming for youth of all ages! Click here for a full list of activities you and your Little can take part in. Activities are diverse and wide ranging and some even include supplies for pick up.
In-Person Activity Ideas
As matches begin to meet in-person again, it might feel overwhelming knowing which activities are encouraged and which are not allowed.
Find the BBBSCMMW list of approved activites for Bigs and Littles here.
Pick Your Own Fruits and Veggies
Click here to find a list of Massachusetts farms where you and your Little can pick fruits and veggies together! A great socially distant activity for the summer!
MySTEAM Speaker Series
Have you and your Little missed out on the MYSTEAM (Mentoring Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) speaker series? Get in on the action by watching the recorded sessions here!
Girl Scouts at Home
The Girl Scouts have been generous enough to share a compiled list of at-home activity ideas with BBBS! Their website is filled with activity ideas for youth grades K-12. Appropriate for all children (not just girls) the activity topics range from steam to entrepreneurship. Take a look at the activities offered here.
Recipe of the Month
You and your Little can create this snack together in the backyard or separately in your microwaves and enjoy over video call.
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Check out the Big Brothers Big Sisters website for even more suggestions of virtual and in-person activities to do with your Littles. And please note, Bigs and Littles are absolutely NOT PERMITTED to meet in person until the reopening agreement documents are signed by both a Big and their Little's parent/guardian. If you have questions about this, please reach out to your Match Support Specialist.
Looking to talk with your Little about race and the Black Lives Matter movement? Here are some great resources and a helpful video with advice for talking to children about race.