160+ Fun Ideas for the Mentoring Journey

A number of ideas, things to do with mentees, have been gathered from a variety of mentoring programs. Wherever possible, encourage the mentee to make suggestions about things to do. This is in line with the developmental aspect of youth mentoring. However, mentors might need a few ideas to suggest and the following list might be helpful. I am updating and adding to the list and will publish a free ebook later in 2020 with additional thoughts and tips to encourage mentors: My Mentor, My Friend – 167 Fun ideas for the mentoring journey, and many more tips and strategies. This will be the first in a Spirit of Mentoring three ebook series I am still developing. If you are interested in obtaining a free copy of this ebook and possibly another free copy of a new ebook I am writing – (working title): My Mentor, My Friend: True stories to build positive relationships – please simply complete the contact form. I will then keep you updated and share any other mentoring tips, strategies and thoughts in the meantime.

  1. Set your mentoring goals together
  2. Help with some homework
  3. Make dinner together
  4. Participate in a Fun Run/Walk together
  5. Go out for a meal together
  6. Make popcorn and talk
  7. Go to a movie
  8. Pick fruit
  9. Go to a concert
  10. Go to the library
  11. Go to the theatre
  12. Visit a car museum
  13. Go to the swimming pools
  14. Go to the beach
  15. Visit a major harbor (where applicable)
  16. Go to the gym
  17. Play computer games
  18. Discuss responsible use of a mobile phone and how to handle text bullying in a responsible way.
  19. Visit your workplace
  20. Talk about planning a career
  21. Get together with friends from work
  22. Take tours of friends’ jobs
  23. Visit a tertiary institution
  24. Work on a Resume or C.V.
  25. Visit the SPCA
  26. Go rollerblading
  27. Go to an indoor climbing wall
  28. Go to the museum
  29. Visit an art gallery
  30. Do a personality test (on the computer)


Remember, if you want to receive the Free ebook with over 100 Fun ideas which I am updating, and which will be available later in 2020, simply complete the Contact details and I’ll keep you informed.