It’s the summer solstice — the first official day of summer! Here’s some “IG Brain Food” to keep you in an intergenerational mindset.
Grandparents and parents, these are for YOU!
Parks and Rec and camp staffers, these are for YOU!
Librarians, senior center staffers and other community leaders, these are for YOU!
Check out these fun ways to keep the intergenerational dialogue going over the summer:
Grand Conversation Cards
This deck of 40 cards, each with a question designed to spark dialogue and the sharing of memories is perfect for road or plane trips or for a fun activity around the picnic table. Read more about Grand Conversation Cards here and then order a pack or two here! (Also be sure to check out our How-To Guide on four games to play with the cards.)
IG-Themed Books and Movies
Need to fulfill a summer reading requirement or find a good book for your beach trip? Check out our list of books with intergenerational themes, for early readers to adults! Also be sure to check out this list of Top Ten Intergenerational Reads from Nori Morganstein of the Brewster Ladies’ Library. Interested in initiating a One Book, One Community read within your community or even just your family? Check out our One Book, One Community resource about The Fourteenth Goldfish, a middle-readers book with intergenerational themes.
Rainy days in the summer are the pits! But they’re the perfect time to cozy up with a good movie. Take a look at our list of intergenerational-themed movies here. Want to plan an intergenerational movie screening? Be sure to download our How-To Guide on planning an event around the movie UP.
Be sure to check out our comprehensive list of free, downloadable resources for use at home, at camp or in another community setting. Our How-To Guide page is full of print-outs for planning one-off activities or for organizing larger intergenerational initiatives. Some ideas for summer include:
- Easy Outdoor Activities
- Planning a Community Walk
- Celebrating Grandparents and Grandfriends Day (get a head start!)
Scavenger Hunt at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn
If you’re in the Greater Boston area, here’s an easy intergenerational outing: A Scavenger Hunt at The Wayside Inn (where BT’s offices are located)! Stroll around the grounds of America’s oldest-operating inn and learn some history while you’re at it. Click here for more information.
Intergenerational Month in September
Intergenerational Month is in September — and that will be here before we know it! Start planning your event now! Take a look at our IGM page to see events that were planned last year and get some ideas.
Bridges Together is thrilled to be carrying on the Kraemer IG Story Contest. We’d love to hear your intergenerational story, either through the written word, video or visual art. Stay tune for more details!