ACTIVITIES You can do as a Mentor


  • Play chess, Chinese checkers, or card games. If you do not know how, learn together.
  • Jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzle, or word search.
  • Build with Legos.
  • Paint a picture or use crayons in a coloring book.
  • Write a story or poem together.
  • Build a fort.
  • Make a time capsule.

Outdoor Activities

  • Play tennis
  • Go mini golfing
  • Take a walk.
  • Catch a ball.
  • Toss a Frisbee.
  • Fly a kite.
  • Go for a hike.
  • Go fishing.
  • Go rock hunting.
  • Have a picnic.
  • Wash your car.
  • Go roller-skating, roller -blading, or ice-skating.
  • Rent a canoe.
  • Set up a lemonade stand.


  • Teach courtesy, respect for others, values.
  • Teach personal hygiene-personal cleanliness (eye, teeth, hair and body care).
  • Learn to iron and wash clothes.
  • Learn to shop for groceries.
  • Talk about the future.
  • Talk about relationships.
  • Talk about ways to handle different issues. Use “what if” scenarios.


  • Learn about different types of music that you can find on your phone or online.
  • Sing or dance to music.
  • Go to a movie.
  • Design an exercise program and work out together.
  • Go to the mall. Eat at the food court or go to the bookstore.
  • Make a scrapbook of your experiences together.
  • Volunteer together to help an elderly or disabled person clean their house or weed their yard.
  • Learn to read a road map, use an atlas, a globe or a compass to find someplace you have never been (in case your GPS ever stops working!)
  • Adopt a grandparent at a local nursing home.


  • Check your local parks and recreation department for fall foliage walks or activities.
  • Check local college and high school sports schedules and choose an event to attend.

New Castle County

  • Delaware Art Museum
  • DE Children’s Museum
  • DE Science and History Museum
  • Brandywine Zoo
  • Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory
  • Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Lums Pond State Park
  • Brandywine State Park

Kent County

  • Legislative Hall
  • Attend an open meeting in the House or Senate Chambers
  • Little Creek Wildlife Area
  • Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
  • Air Mobility Command Museum (Dover AFB)

Sussex County

  • Cape May/Lewes Ferry
  • Beaches (Rehoboth, Cape Henlopen, Bethany, etc.)
  • Trap Pond State Park
  • Abbots Mill Nature Center
  • Mispillion River Walk
  • Nanticoke River canoeing