NNO Activity Ideas

These are just suggestions to stimulate your thinking! Be Creative!

Simple refreshments


Bring your favorite snack

Mini-donut stand

Coffee, tea, and dessert


Cookie exchange


Fruit and cheese plates

Pretzels and pop

Hot dogs and brats

Rootbeer floats

Ice cream cones/make your own sundaes


Lemonade and cookies


Group conversations/mixers


"Neighbor of the year" award

Photos from past block parties and activities

Block e-mail list

Share ideas and accomplishments on the block

Block history stories

Skill swap

Find block leader volunteers

Talk about area crime concerns and keeping an eye on each other’s houses

Have an ice breaker

Update block list for people and pets

Interview politicians running for office

Update block contact list

Neighbor trivia game w/prizes for right answers

Welcome new residents

Activities for youth


Bicycle parade/rodeo

Kiddie jump "Moon Walk"

Chalk art

Make a banner or mural

Coloring/maze sheet


Dime/penny guess

Riding bikes in streets

Duck pond

Scavenger hunt

Face painting



Talent show

All-ages activities


Book exchange

Recognize kids’ accomplishments

Book swap

Ring toss contest

Build a milk carton boat for Aquatennial

Scavenger hunt

Cake walk


Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc.



Storytelling (truth or fiction)

Lawn mower beauty contest w/parade

Street dance

Live music

Talent show


Tour the gardens on the block

Organize a book club


Paint an old car with water colors

Races: minnow; cotton ball on a spoon


Water balloon toss contest

Plant exchange

Welcome new neighbors


White elephant exchange



Contribute to your community


Beautify a common area

Presentation by an arborist (dutch elm disease, etc.)

Collect for a food shelf

Sign all ages up for library cards

Cover graffiti

Use e-mail to communicate more with your block club 

Nominate a block club or an individual for a crime prevention award

Voter registration drive

Plan a fall clean-up or bulb planting

Community impact statements or petitions

Last updated Sep 26, 2015



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