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

Popcorn

Cookie exchange

Potluck

Fruit and cheese plates

Pretzels and pop

Hot dogs and brats

Rootbeer floats

Ice cream cones/make your own sundaes

Watermelon

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

Piñata

Dime/penny guess

Riding bikes in streets

Duck pond

Scavenger hunt

Face painting

Skits

Games

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

Sing-along/karaoke

Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc.

Soccer

Dance

Storytelling (truth or fiction)

Lawn mower beauty contest w/parade

Street dance

Live music

Talent show

Movies

Tour the gardens on the block

Organize a book club

Volleyball

Paint an old car with water colors

Water balloon fights

Parade

Water balloon toss contest

Plant exchange

Welcome new neighbors

Prizes

White elephant exchange

Races: minnow; cotton ball on a spoon

 

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 27, 2011