A large collection of intergenerational activities for enriching lives, strengthening families, and building cohesive, caring communities.

From Me to We ... Let's Have Fun Together

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A Game of Intergenerational Discovery. This game will help you discover fun activities to do with family members or friends.

Intergenerational Activities Sourcebook

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This sourcebook captures the best of what has been developed over the years and is rich with concrete exercises designed to break the ice and begin bringing the generations together. It’s practical and as accessible to first timers as it is to seasoned pros.

The Playroom

Ideas for Intergenerational Acitivities


In this curriculum to promote understanding across generations and cultures, proverbs are used to help youth and older adults become more aware of social and cultural stereotypes and promote tolerance and understanding.

Futures Festival

An intergenerational approach to community participation. "Futures Festival" is a special event designed to engage people of all ages in constructive dialogue about community development issues. It is geared primarily toward youths and older adults.

Generation Celebration

Generation Celebration is a 4-H project designed to help young people and older adults enjoy and learn from each other. There are six sessions in this project that stimulate learning and two-way conversation between the youth and the older adult participant.

Cultural Awareness and Continuity
Support for Kinship Families

Information on resources and support services for PA relative caregivers and the children they are raising.

TRIAL: Tools & Resources for Intergenerational Action and Learning

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This curriculum guide explains how to create and use activity toolboxes to help young people and older adults share life experiences with each other

How to Organize an "Intergenerational Friends Fair"

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This 2021 Penn State University publication provides guidance on hosting "Intergenerational Friends Fairs." These are family-oriented, daylong events designed to engage community residents in a wide range of intergenerational activities, while also providing local groups with a platform for connecting with the public, establishing new partnerships, and garnering increased support for their programs. The first IFF event was sponsored by NERCRD (Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development) and the facilitators guide is available on the NERCRD website.

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Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging

Contact Us

Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging