To Help Plan Your IGAM Event: Recipes for Intergenerational Success

Bridges Together is pleased to present these creative ideas to engage, entertain, and strengthen families, organizations, and communities. Enjoy!

To help plan your Intergenerational Awareness Month event:

We’ve compiled loads of resources — we call them Recipes for Intergenerational Success — to help you plan an event! Take a look below — we’ve divided them 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.


Let’s Dance: Planning an Intergenerational Prom

Helping Hands: Intergenerational Volunteering

Calling All Scouts: Uniting Generations from Your Scouting Program

Celebrating Grandparents (and Grandfriends) Day

Easy Outdoor Intergenerational Activities

Making Intergenerational Music

UP: An Intergenerational Movie Night

Planning a Community Walk: A Recipe for Intergenerational Success

Intergenerational Trips to the Art Museum

Intergenerational Activities at the Library


Intergenerational Top Ten Book Lists

Ice Breakers

Games to Play with Bridges Together’s Grand Conversation Cards

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

Other ideas

ABCs of Intergenerational Programs
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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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Celebrating Rites of Passages Intergenerationally

Poetry Page

Presidents’ Day

Thanksgiving Activities

Women’s History Month — Rosie the Riveter

If You're an Educator...

If You Work with Older Adults...

Bring Bridges to Your Center!

Use the Bridges or a custom program for your senior center. You can also join our membership, attend an event and more!

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

Bring Bridges To Your Home!

Integrate IG activities into your household using our printable Springboards. Join our membership to get monthly activities!