Entertainment and Parties Activities

  • 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: Wear a Hat tell a Story

    The idea of the game is that the wearer of the hat tells the story of where they would wearthis hat and what would they do. This often helps them to recall an old memory or fantasize about something they would like to do. Equipment needed A range of different kinds of hats, preferably a […]

  • Activity name: Remember I am Still Me Album

    Residents and staff can produce an album, that has a photo of each resident and a blog about their life so far and what kind of person they are, what they like to do now etc. It’s about respect, of the individual and remembering they are still themselves. I did this album with residents and […]

  • Activity name: Make-over Monday

    Female residents love to be pampered. Equipment needed Cleansing lotion, toner and moisturiser for sensitive skin Cotton wool Blusher brush Selection of eye shadows, blushers, face powder and lipsticks Instructions Female residents love to be pampered. Start by cleansing, toning and moisturising the face and neck. Then get them to choose which make up they […]

  • Activity name: Pamper Days

    If you have a spare room that could be used as a beauty salon, this is a great opportunity to turn the service level in your care home up a few notches. It’s also a great chance to have one to one conversations with residents to learn more about them. Equipment needed A quiet room […]