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1. "Show and Tell!" You and your mentee can both bring in photos or items that are important to you.
2. Set a goal
3. You can each make a list of 25 things you want to do or accomplish during your lifetime and share it with one another.
4. "Story Swap!" Start writing a story with your mentee, then take turns adding new fun twists and turns.
5. "What's your plan?" Make a timeline of your life over the next 5-10 years. What do you want to accomplish by the time you are 14, 16, 18, 25?
6. "Make a collage!" Choose a theme like: "What do I want in my future?", "What is fashion?", "What I want to be", and find pictures and words in old magazines and glue them on paper.
7. Play Frisbee.
8. Discuss a current event.
9. "Take a tour!" Let your mentee give you a tour of their school.
10."Help Wanted!" Fill out mock applications for jobs or help your mentee create their resume. (Sample Application) If the mentor has a resume you may want to bring it, and share it with your mentee. (Be sure to remove any personal information.)
11."Solve it!" You and your mentee both take time making up your own math worksheets, then swap sheets, set the timer and see how many each of you can get done. This is most beneficial as a skill/self-esteem building activity if the mentor makes sure the math problems they create are on their mentee's math level. Your mentee will get a kick out of making your problems as difficult as then can!
12.Organize! Assist your mentee in organizing school work and developing study schedules.
13.Learn how to make Origami.
14.Write a rap or a different style of song, especially as a method to help them remember key facts for a test or spelling words.
15.Play 20 questions.
16.Put together a puzzle or make your own.
19.Practice positive imagery and relaxation techniques with your mentee. Find an area you would like to work on or improve and use positive imagery to start to make it happen.
20.Do a crossword puzzle or word search, or make your own!
22.Color or draw a picture.