Activity Ideas

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Simple Refreshments
• Bring your favorite snack
• Coffee, tea and dessert
• Cookie exchange
• Fruit and cheese plates
• Hot dogs
• Ice cream cones/make your own sundaes
• Lemonade and cookie
• Potluck
• Root beer floats
• Chili cook off event
• BBQ
• Theme party

Group Conversations/Mixers
• “Neighbor of the Year” event
• Block watch e-mail list
• Block history stories
• Have an ice breaker
• Photo’s from past block parties and activities
• Skill swap
• Talk about crime prevention and keeping an eye on each other’s houses
• Establish a neighborhood walking patrol
• Update block map
• Welcome new residents
• Conduct home security inspections

Activities for youth
• Bicycle parade
• Chalk art
• Face painting
• Games
• Kiddie jump
• Make a banner/mural
• Piñata
• Riding bikes in the street All ages activities
• Book exchange
• Book swap
• Cake walk
• Street dance
• Talent show
• Volleyball
• White elephant exchange
• Welcome new neighbors

Contribute to your community
• Beautify a common area
• Collect food for a food pantry
• Paint over graffiti
• Fall clean up project
• Borrow the Tempe Tool Trailer for neighborhood clean up project
• Neighbor helping neighbor projects