How-To Guides

Bridges Together utilizes a fool-proof “recipe” for creating a successful intergenerational event. We regularly publish these templates for implementing creative, themed events. Consider them easy-to-execute and step-by-step guide sheets to engage, entertain and strengthen families, organizations and communities. You can find a sample, filled-in template here.

How-To Guides for Planning an Intergenerational Month Event

Let’s Dance: Planning an Intergenerational Prom

Easy Outdoor Intergenerational Activities

Planning a Community Walk: A Recipe for Intergenerational Success

Celebrating Grandparents (and Grandfriends) Day (Start prepping for September!)

Calling All Scouts: Uniting Generations from Your Scouting Program

UP: An Intergenerational Movie Night

An Intergenerational Trip to the Art Museum

Helping Hands: Intergenerational Volunteering

Making Intergenerational Music

Also check out our Grand Conversation Cards, designed to spark meaningful conversation! Once you have the cards, take a look at our examples of games to play with the Grand Conversation Cards!

Other How-To Guides

Take a look below — we’ve divided these guides into Detailed Plans (where we’ve spelled out the nitty-gritty of an entire event) and Springboards. (Resources designed to provide inspiration for you to plan your own, customized event.)

Either way, you’ll want to print out our  One-Time Event Recipe for Success, which gives you a template for planning an event that flows and allows for meaningful intergenerational engagement! Our Steps to Create an Intergenerational (IG) Program in Your Community sheet is a great place to start.


Presidents’ Day

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Women’s History Month — Rosie the Riveter

Intergenerational Activities at the Library


Ice Breakers

Games to Play with Bridges Together’s Grand Conversation Cards

One Book, One Community, One Family – How to-Guide

Family Tree (traditional genealogical structure)

Family Tree (non-traditional “circle of love” structure) PDF

Gift to This World Sheet

Intergenerational Top Ten Book Lists

ABCs of Intergenerational Programs

Family Tree (traditional genealogical structure) PDF

Family Tree (non-traditional “circle of love” structure) PDF 

Gift to This World Sheet

Celebrating Diversity Activity Sheet

How to Welcome People

Celebrating Rites of Passages Intergenerationally

Poetry Page

Thanksgiving Activities

Celebrating Diversity Activity Sheet







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