10 Patriotic Clubs for Seniors on Independence Day

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Independence Day is almost here, and it’s time to get your residents in the patriotic mood. Since each resident has different interests, here are 10 different club activities from notjustbingo.com to add to the day to make sure that you are meeting everyone’s needs.

1. Sewing Club

Invite your Sewing Club to work on a patriotic latch hook project in which members make several flag rugs that can be donated to a local military post or to military families.

2. Beading Club

Make it your Beading Club’s responsibility to make sure that there are enough patriotic necklaces to pass out to visitors on the Fourth. So get the Club started early with making bracelets or necklaces using patriotic beads and jewelry cording. Continue reading



Fun Father’s Day Ideas for Seniors & Grandkids

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father's day grandkidsNeed a few intergenerational Father’s Day ideas? Plan an afternoon of special activities for the grandkids and their Grandpas that feature crafts, games, and lots of lasting memories. Here are just a few from notjustbingo to consider:

Building

Set out several kits for the senior men to assemble with their grandkids, like padde wheel boatsbirdhouses, or sailboats. If time permits, encourage the participants to try out their creations. For instance, set up a kiddie pool with water in the backyard for the kids to try out their boats.

Teaching

Arrange to have the grandfathers provide one-on-one teachable moments to their grandkids. For instance, set up several game stations throughout your facility for them to teach their grandkids how to play different games like mancala and the triangle puzzle game. Then, when the grandchildren return in the future, they can play again in hopes of one day beating Grandpa at the game! Continue reading



St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Physical Education

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Whether you’re Irish or not- today is your lucky day! PE Central has compiled a list of bulletin board ideas, warm-up activities and lesson ideas that will help you get your students moving this St. Patrick’s Day.

Bulletin Board Ideas

  • We Are So Lucky to Have PE – As we know & champion for, physical education is important and there’s nothing like this cute bulletin board idea to remind your students and school how lucky they are to have it.

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Sensory Tube Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

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Include some sensory activities for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration! These sensory tubes are easy to make and provide both visual and auditory benefits. There are many different types of materials you can use to create some amazing effects, plus you can experiment with each activity.

For this activity, we used a set of sensory tubes. The set comes with 4 clear tubes with both vented lids which are great for auditory use, and solid lids which are great for liquids. The twist-tight lids are very secure, but if you are happy with how your project comes out and are using liquids, you may want to glue them closed to be safe. These sensory tubes are a great alternative to the commonly used mason jars, because they are plastic which is safer for kids.

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Fun Presidents Day Games for Seniors

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presidents' day seniorsCelebrate Presidents’ Day on February 20th with senior residents by planning a few presidential games and activities to keep them engaged. They can also show off their historical knowledge and work on their mental and motor skills. Here are a few ideas from notjustbingo.com to get you started:

One-on-One Games

  • Presidential Memory Challenge – Test your resident’s memory while educating him or her about our nation’s presidents by playing a fun one-on-one presidential memory game. To play, provide a trivia card to your resident for them to review and memorize for 10 seconds. Then take the card away and ask him questions based on what they memorized. Use the enclosed timer to keep track of your resident’s time.
  • Coin Club – Start a two-person coin club with you and your resident as you take out a few state quarters and other coins to examine.

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