Activity Ideas

Match Activities

Listed below are activities to do with your mentee!

Choose age appropriate activites from the suggested list below.

  • Go with your mentee to the school’s library or media center and check out the headlines of the latest newspapers from around the country.
  • Ask how they are doing in school.
  • Keep a journal.
  • Research and talk about famous people who used their abilities to get ahead.
  • Make greeting, get-well, or holiday cards to give to other people.
  • Bring a board game.
  • Look at a map and talk about places you would like to visit.
  • Look at magazines in the library or read the newspaper, including the want ads.
  • Play sports in the gymnasium.
  • Work on the computer in the media center.
  • Use post-it notes to write down all the things you like about yourself, like to do or would like to learn how to do, etc.
  • Write stories together.
  • Do a jigsaw puzzle.
  • Walk outside on the playground.
  • Build a model.
  • Bring in a photo album, and share pictures of your family, house, and pets.
  • Discuss favorite hobbies.
  • Read the same book and talk about your favorite parts.
  • Write a letter to a former teacher, a cousin or relative in another community, an old friend, the editor of a local newspaper, etc.
  • Tell your TeamMate about your work and how you reached your position.
  • Complete a resume together.
  • Give your TeamMate a job application to complete.
  • Administer a career interest inventory.
  • Offer interviewing ideas and discuss proper dress codes for work.
  • Work together on a budget.
  • Discuss the college selection process and entrance examinations.
  • Ask the questions for the driver’s license test.
  • Listen, listen, listen.
  • Ask your TeamMate what they like to do.