How-To Guides

How-To Guides are themed, activity plans geared toward teachers, community/senior center directors, mentors, grandparents, etc. Consider them easy-to-execute and step-by-step guide sheets to engage, entertain and strengthen families, organizations and communities.

Below is a list of free How-To Guides along with our members-only monthly How-To Guides. To receive our monthly How-To Guides, JOIN our membership now!


FREE How-To Guides

Download one of our members-only How-To Guides to sample the membership tools before joining!

ABCs of IG Programs

Art Museum

Calling All Scouts

Celebrating Grandparents (and Grandfriends) Day

Get Outside!

Helping Hands: Intergenerational Volunteering

Music to Our Ears: Making Intergenerational Music

Let’s Dance: Planning an Intergenerational Prom

Walking Together: An Intergenerational Outdoor Activity


Members Only: Monthly How-To Guides

These monthly guides will give you access to timely content to plan your lesson/activity/conversation. The theme is based on nationally recognized observances that will take place 1-2 months after the guide has been released. Each guide comes with a monthly webinar that will allow you to review the guide with a Bridges Together trainer to further prepare your planning.

September Theme: Who’s Cooking?

Who’s Cooking?

Cooking Books Supplement

This How-To Guide is available to all thanks to Beacon Communities, LLC!

 

August Theme: READING FOR LIFE

Reading For Life(live link for members once logged in)

 

 

 

July Theme: ART

Art (live link for members once logged in)

 

 

 

June Theme: GARDEN

Gardening (live link for members once logged in)

 

 

 

May Theme: MOVIE NIGHT

Summer Movies (live link for members once logged in)

 

 

 

April Theme: OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM- HELPING OTHERS WHILE HAVING FUN

How-To Guide on Outside The Classroom – Helping Others While Having Fun (live link for members once logged in)

 

 

 

March Theme: ENGAGE AT EVERY AGE

How-To Guide on Engage at Every Age (live link for members once logged in)

Webinar Recording “Discussing the How-To Guide on Engage at Every Age” (live link for members once logged in)

 

February Theme: POETRY

How-To Guide on Poetry (live link for members once logged in)

Poetry Supplement (live link for members once logged in)

Webinar Recording “Discussing the How-To Guide on the Power of Poetry” (live link for members once logged in)

 

January Theme: EMPOWERMENT

How-To Guide on Empowerment (live link for members once logged in)

Webinar Recording “Discussing the How-To Guide on Empowerment” (live link for members once logged in)

 

 

Support Planning Tools for Members

All tools are Hyperlinked for Members once they log in.

21 Days To a New Habit

Human Bingo

Ice Breakers

Leadership Team

Lifespan Mobile

Logistics Planning Sheet

Multiple Intelligences

Pre-lesson for Young People

Publicizing Your Program

Quilt template

Social Circles

Whole Person

 


Looking for Bridges Together to customize a intergenerational How-To Guide for your program? Contact Us to discuss!

If You're an Educator...


If You Work with Older Adults...

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If You're a Grandparent or Parent.....

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