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  • Activity name: Conversation Boxes

    These are a great tool for reminiscing, socialising and encouraging communication. We picked themes and then filled a shoe box with items associated with each theme. The themes included toys, baking, gardening, sports, seaside, seasons and music. We put this into our activities programme and the results were extremely positive. All residents began chatting, even […]

  • Activity name: Eggshell Mosaic

    A smashing ways to turn eggshells into mosaics! Equipment needed Egg shells Pencil Card PVA glue Paintbrush Coloured food dye Beakers of water Instructions Broken eggshells are perfect for mosaics! Fill some beakers with water and add two capfuls of food dye to each beaker. Wash the eggshells and break them into small pieces. Add […]

  • Activity name: Cup Stacking Game

    Cup stacking is a great way to improve dexterity and hand eye co-ordination and makes a great individual or group challenge! The aim of the game is to make pyramids out of cups as quickly and neatly as you can while being timed. Equipment needed 9 paper/plastic cups in 3 piles of 3 Stopwatch Flat […]

  • Activity name: The Big Knit (charity event)

    For residents in Northern Ireland there is an annual charity event which involves knitting small hats for smoothies and some of the money paid for each smoothie with a hat goes to age concern. Equipment needed Lots of wool Size 4 knitting needles Wool needle Scissors Instructions Cast on 28 stitches Do 2 rows plain […]

  • Activity name: Supersize Crossword

    Using a photocopier enlarge a crossword out of a magazine or newspaper, general knowledge is best. Completing the crossword can be done in a large group with a flip chart or pinned to a wall, or you could give each person a copy of the enlarged crossword. Equipment needed Newspaper or magazine Pen Photocopier and […]

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