Help me come up with activities for a nine-year-old boy
November 4, 2008 12:20 PM Subscribe
Concrete ideas of things to do with a nine-year-old boy in the Baltimore, MD area. I am going to be the Big Sister of a boy in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, and as much as I love doing things this kid likes and things kids like in general, I'm having a heck of a time trying to come up with specific activities--for example, I can't exactly schedule an activity day for sword-fighting or reading.
posted by schroedinger to sports, hobbies, & recreation (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a few ideas--going to the aquarium, zoo, or local museums for instance. And going to a movie, DC, taking a tour of a firehouse, and cooking at my apartment would be great once we get to know each other. But I'm drawing a blank on other things.
I see two types of activities: relatively low-key things to do for the first few meetings so we can get to know each other, and more extravagant, cool things that we can do once we've established a rapport and his parents are a little more comfortable with me. The first type is what's really giving me trouble.
Unfortunately, I can't find an up-to-date activity calendar on my program's website. I would greatly appreciate any ideas!