Ever find yourself trying to think of activities to do with your grandchildren? Ever find yourself visiting elderly friends or relatives and don’t know what to do? Want to connect with family out of town or on the other side of the world? Want to meet other people and have fun taking part in creative activities?

This Summer 64 Million Artists has the project for you...

The Generation Games

In August 2017, 64 Million Artists, in partnership with Leicester Ageing Together with support from the Nominet Trust and Baring Foundation, is running The Generation Games. This 31-day programme of short creative challenges is designed for older and younger people to do together.

You can sign up as an existing team - pledge to do the challenge with your Grandma, Great Uncle, a neighbour, a friend - or you can just sign up and connect with other people taking part. Each day the invitation will be to Do, Think and Share a creative challenge.

DO: The challenge will be easy, free to take part in, and will only need materials you already have in your house. It might be to go for a walk and discover different objects, or tell a story, or make a map of your memories of your local area.

THINK: You'll be asked to reflect on your own, or with the other people you’re taking part with, about what it was like to do the activity.

SHARE: You'll be asked to share what you’ve done, or just how you felt about it, online on social media, on their website, or just with your friends and family.

The project aims to help people discover a bit more about themselves, share and connect with others from a different generation and also have some fun.

Jo Hunter, CEO of 64 Million Artists, says:

"When I got stuck in a rut at work, I took a month off work and got people to set me different creative challenges to do each day. My favourite challenge was getting someone over twice my age and someone under half my age to teach me their favourite dance. I met an amazing older lady called Barbara and we struck up a friendship I never would have had before (and she did a mean salsa). This project is designed to use creativity to bring people together, and to share something they wouldn’t normally."

Sign up on the 64 Million Artists website to take part for free!