Mentor Resources

Information on how we support mentors

Looking for things to do with your little brother or sister, see our activities lists below (both Indoor and Outdoor).

Indoor Activities

  • Activity Books
  • Badminton
  • Baking/cooking – make a cake, chocolate/lolly making
  • Board games
  • Cafe
  • Card games
  • Candle making
  • Crafts – card making, shell or other picture frames, cross stitch, origami
  • Charades
  • Dancing
  • Designing things
  • Egg blowing
  • Indoor cricket
  • Jump rope
  • Jig Saws
  • Karaoke
  • Knitting
  • Knot tying
  • Knucklebones
  • Lego, meccano
  • Library
  • Model making
  • Memento box
  • Movies
  • Motorbike shop
  • Museum 
  • Music – listen/ play musical instrument –  guitar drums etc.
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Picking flowers and arranging
  • Puppet making
  • Reading aloud (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc.)
  • Sewing
  • Skating
  • Suitable videos (make a list of ones that are)
  • Story-telling
  • Tenpin Bowling
  • Theatre
  • Visiting Friends/Elderly
  • 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.

Outdoor Activities

  • Ball games
  • Beach –  combing, drawing in the sand sandcastles, collecting shells
  • Bike riding – Bike repairing
  • Big tree walk
  • Bird watching
  • BMX track
  • Building
  • Caving
  • Cloud watching
  • Collecting shells, rocks, insects, etc.
  • Driving / tiki touring
  • Estuary exploring
  • Exploring
  • Farm activities – watch a milking, visit a farm, sheep shearing etc.
  • Fishing, eeling, cockles, floundering.(gathering Kai Moana)
  • Firewood collecting
  • Frisbee
  • Fruit Picking – berries, etc.
  • Gardening – vegie/flower garden project
  • Ginger beer making
  • Going to the markets/Fairs, garage sales
  • Harakeke
  • Horseriding
  • Hut making
  • Kites ($2 shop)
  • Lizard Hunting
  • Mechanics
  • Mentors/families outing
  • Orienteering
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Play touch rugby, squash, golf, tennis, table tennis, pool, ….with them
  • Playgrounds
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Skate Board Park
  • SPCA
  • Bushcraft,
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Tree planting
  • Trip to the snow
  • Walks – bush, beach, walkways
  • Water propelled rockets