Community Based Mentoring

In-School Mentoring

Around the Community

  • The City of Medicine Hat has a monthly newsletter showcasing events and activities to do around town. Click here to access it for more ideas.
  • Attend a Downtown Art Walk
  • Check out a local greenhouse; try The Windmill Garden Centre or Blondie’s
  • Check out the Tourism Medicine Hat website for additional community ideas like Market In the Park, the Downtown Chili Cook Off, and the Farmer’s Market
  • Go to the Medicine Hat Public Library for various programs and events such as movies every other Saturday and book clubs!
    • DID YOU KNOW: You can use your library card to borrow a Community Access Pass to the Esplanade, Family Leisure Centre, Medalta, and the Downtown YMCA?! You can also borrow a Human Book to learn something new!

Sports & Activities

  • Go swimming at the Family Leisure Centre
  • Cheer on a local sports team such as the Rattlers, the Mavericks, or the Tigers!
  • Play basketball or tennis at one of the various playing courts around the city
  • Throw or kick a ball around at one of Medicine Hat’s many parks
  • Watch the stock cars or drag racing

Outdoor Activities

  • Go for a walk along the river or go hiking in Elkwater or Redcliff
  • Try floating down the river for a day
  • Plant flowers
  • Check out The Park After Dark throughout the Summer for outdoor movies!
  • Play Giant Chess outside of the Medicine Hat Library
  • Have a beach day at Echo Dale!
  • Interested in space and the cosmos? Check out the Eagle Butte Observatory or get involved in the Medicine Hat Astronomy Club!
  • Go mini golfing at Hooplas (or for free in Elkwater)!

Food

  • Check out a local coffee shop
  • Bake cookies or brownies
  • Go for a picnic in a park
  • Make dinner together
  • Check out a local food truck

Crafts

  • Attend a paint night with Christy Vince, also known as Paintergirl!
  • Create a scrapbook of things you have done together
  • Tye-dye t-shirts
  • Make friendship bracelets
  • Make holiday cards
  • Attend a free sketch night at Cafe Verve
  • Paint rocks and hide them around the city; check out Medicine Hat Rocks!
  •  Michaels arts and crafts store: kids craft classes on Saturdays from 10:00am-Noon. Cost $2; double-check flyer/store to see what the craft is and dates

Construction & Building

  • Build a kite and try to fly it
  • Create a building out of Popsicle sticks
  • Build Lego!
  • Build a bird house or a tree house
  • Build a model car, ship or plane
  • Build a snowman or snow fort
  • Home Depot: Kids Workshops run the second Saturday of every month from 10:00am to Noon. An adult needs to accompany a child/youth to participate- No cost involved.

Arts & Culture

Crafts

  • Build a castle out of toothpicks or cards
  • Make a scrapbook of things you have done together
  • Make finger puppets
  • Paint canvases or t-shirts
  • Sketch
  • Paper plane flying contest
  • Origami
  • Paint rocks and hide them around outside the school; check out Medicine Hat Rocks!
  • Make a paper-mache volcano
  • Make masks
  • Create a collage
  • Make paper bag puppets

Games

  • Play hopscotch
  • Play with dominoes
  • Create a Rube Goldberg Machine
  • Thumb Wrestle
  • Play card games or board games
  • Play “hangman” or “I spy”
  • Play chess or checkers

Around the School

  • Have a picnic outside
  • Play with chalk
  • Go for a “nature walk”
  • Do a good deed at the school (help clean or help a librarian)
  • Have a scavenger hunt
  • Create a treasure hunt map for your Little and hide a “buried treasure”
  • Use the gym if possible
  • Decorate cookies or cupcakes

Construction & Building

  • Build a bird house
  • Build a snowman or snow fort
  • Build Lego!

Sports & Activities

  • Basketball, soccer, floor hockey, football, softball, badminton, etc.
  • Play hide and seek
  • Play tag

Educational Activities

  • Computer games; watch funny YouTube videos (appropriate ones of course!)
  • Learn about different subjects: astronomy, nature, biology, chemistry. And make it heaps of fun!
  • Randomly choose a place on a map and learn more about it
  • Share with each other about your own culture and customs
  • Research a favourite animal, alive or extinct, in the library

Arts & Culture

  • Listen to music; share with each other favourite artists or songs
  • Make a Claymation movie with your phone
  • Read a joke book and tell each other some of the jokes
  • Create a crossword puzzle or word search together
  • Go on a photo scavenger hunt around school grounds

Other Fun Ideas

  • Keep a journal of activities you do together
  • Create a Bucket List of things to do throughout the year
  • Have a “show and tell”0 each of you brings something special or important to you from home (or take a picture of it) and discuss its importance to you
  • Write down everything that you and your Little like about each other and share
  • Create a new language together