Sample Men's Activity Calendar

August 2021 Men's Activity Calendar

Find fun activity ideas in the calendar below for the senior men in your nursing facility that you can easily add to your facility's activity calendar.

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Tactile: Colorful Spider Webs

Assist the men with making colorful spider web art in recognition of this day that Spider-Man debuted. Use cardstock, watercolors, Sharpies, and pencils for the activity.

One-on-One: Constellation Canvas

Supply your resident with a canvas and paint to create constellation art on this birthday of astronomer Maria Mitchell. Use Sharpie markers and small studs to add detail to the artwork.

Discussion: Parents: Then and Now

On this Respect for Parents Day, chit chat with the men about how parenting has changed over the last 50 years. Ask the men to identify the changes that made parenting easier.

Special Event: Family Favorites

In recognition of this American Family Day in Arizona, host a fun family game for the men. To play, go around the room and pick a member of the family (e.g., mother) and then pick a favorite (e.g., song) for the men to list about their family member.

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Tactile: How Coordinated Are You?

In recognition of this first day of the U.S. Women’s Amateur (Golf) Championship in Rye, New York, see how coordinated your residents are at bouncing a ball on a golf club like Tiger Woods. Instead of using golf balls, inflate small balloons for residents to hit up in the air with their golf club (or pool noodle).

One-on-One: Clock Ball

Create a golf hole using a paper plate for residents to play a fun golf game called Clock Ball on this first day of the U.S. Women’s Amateur (Golf) Championship in Rye, New York. To play, place 12 golf balls about three feet from the hole, evenly spaced around the hole so that they resemble a clock. Then encourage each resident to putt the twelve balls to see how many they can get into the hole.

Discussion: Controversial T.V. Characters

Start a discussion with the men about controversial television characters on this birthday of Carroll O’Connor, the American television actor famous for his portrayal of controversial Archie Bunker on All in the Family.

Special Event: Buzz Counting

Play a fun counting game with the men on this day that the first U.S. census began. For the game, seat the men in a circle to count in sequence clockwise from 1 to 100. Whenever a player gets to a number that is divisible by 7, then they must say "Buzz" instead of saying the number. (This includes all the numbers in the seventies, e.g., 70, 71, 71, etc.). If a person says the number instead of saying "Buzz" when they are supposed to (when the number is divisible by 7) then they are out of the game.

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Tactile: How Many Newspaper Boats Can You Make?

Show the men how to make paper boats using newspaper on this birthday of journalist Ernie Pyle.

One-on-One: What You Didn’t Know About Christopher Columbus

Chit chat with your resident about Christopher Columbus on this day that the explorer set sail from Spain for the New World.

Discussion: Should the Drinking Age Be Raised Again?

Start a debate among the men about the drinking age on this National White Wine Day. Ask the men whether the drinking age should be raised beyond the age of 21.

Special Event: Watermelon Lemonade Break

Invite the men to take a break to sample tasty watermelon lemonade on this National Watermelon Day that has been made with watermelon, lemon juice, sugar, water, and a blender.

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Tactile: Shoe Lace Trend

On this birthday of athlete Glenn Cunningham, help the men start a new athletic trend by showing them how to tie shoe laces in a different way. For the activity, supply each of the men with a shoe and shoe laces as you show them a unique way to tie shoes.

One-on-One: Creepy Spots in New Orleans

Chit chat with your resident about a few of the creepy spots in New Orleans on this birthday of New Orleans native Louis Armstrong.

Discussion: Would You Wear That?

For this birthday of fashion designer Louis Vuitton, chit chat with the men about their favorite fashions over the years. Afterwards, pass around photos of today’s fashions to see if they would wear those fashions.

Special Event: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard?

In recognition of this Coast Guard Day, read a description of one of the military branches for the men to try to identify. Afterwards, encourage the men to share stories of their time in the military.

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Tactile: Newfoundland Snowballs

Teach the men how to make no-bake Newfoundland snowballs on this day that the first English colony in North America was established in Newfoundland.

One-on-One: Name the Canadian Province

In recognition of this day that the first English colony in North America was established in Newfoundland, invite your resident to identify Canadian provinces. (Blank map and Answers)

Discussion: Native American Mascots

Start a debate among the men about Native American mascots on this birthday of John Eliot, the American translator who translated the Bible into an Indian language. Afterwards, ask the men whether they believe that Native American mascots are racist.

Special Event: Spanish Pictionary

Play a fun game of Spanish Pictionary with the men on this day that the Spanish-language variety show Sábado Gigante originated. For the activity, provide the drawer with a Spanish animal flashcard to draw the animal for the other participants to guess.

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Tactile: Origami Peace Doves

Invite the men to fold origami peace doves on this day of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan, recognizing the world’s first atomic bomb drop in 1945.

One-on-One: Crazy and Weird Judicial Sentences

Shock your resident by sharing a few crazy judicial sentences on this day of the mysterious disappearance of Judge Crater.

Discussion: How to Get the Women’s Vote

Host a fun discussion among the men about voting on this day that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed to end discrimination against minorities at the voting polls. Ask the men to brainstorm the core issues that women care about.

Special Event: Indiana, Illinois or Michigan?

See how well the men know their midwestern states on this first day of the Indiana State Fair by stating a description about Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan for the men to identify which state you are describing.

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Tactile: Care Package Packing Party

Host a fun care package packing party for the men on this Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day, in which they help you pack items for the homeless in bags that can be delivered to a local homeless shelter.

One-on-One: Which Condiments Contain Vinegar

Recruit your resident to assist you with a fun way to see which condiments (mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, and relish) contain vinegar on this National Mustard Day. For the activity, simply add a teaspoon of baking soda to each condiment to see if there is a reaction.

Discussion: How to Avoid War

Begin a discussion with the men about war on this day that the U.S. War Department was established. Ask the men to brainstorm things that can be done to prevent war.

Special Event: True/False Storytelling

On this Professional Speakers Day, invite the men to participate in a speaking game. To play, first write out the words "True" and "False" several times on small pieces of paper and place them in a hat for the men to pick. Then have the men tell a story that is either true or false, depending on the paper they picked.

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Tactile: Cat Doodle Dolls

Invite the men to show off their drawing skills by creating cat doodle dolls in celebration of this International Cat Day. Use toilet paper rolls, white paint, and markers for the activity. Donate the finished cat doodle dolls to a local elementary school class.

One-on-One: Short Story Reader

Borrow a tablet to alternate reading short stories with your resident on this birthday of short-story writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Discussion: Helping Small Farmers

In recognition of this birthday of farming reform activist Emiliano Zapata, start a discussion with the men about small farms in America. Ask the men to share ideas on how to help small farmers.

Special Event: Dollar Bill Game

Teach the men how to play the dollar bill game on this National Dollar Day.

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Tactile: Summer Books

Help the men turn some of your least-used library’s books into summer books on this Book Lovers Day by covering books with colorful duct tape after making a paper bag book cover for each book. Set the colorful books back on your library’s shelves for the summer.

One-on-One: Abstract Rainbow Art

Invite your resident to use paint and a canvas to create colorful abstract rainbow art to hang in his room for the summer.

Discussion: Pardoning Nixon

Start a debate among the men about President Richard Nixon on this day that he resigned. Ask the men whether they believed that it was right for President Gerald Ford to pardon Richard Nixon.

Special Event: Do You Remember This V.P.?

Pass around photos of former vice presidents for the men to try to identify on this Veep Day, the day Vice President Gerald Ford became president because of President Nixon’s resignation in 1974. (To print out the photo, click on the image to enlarge to print from your browser.)

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Tactile: Marshmallow Skyscrapers

Supply the men with mini marshmallows on this National S’mores Day to see who can build the tallest skyscraper using toothpicks.

One-on-One: S’mores Hacks

Recruit your resident to assist you with trying out a variety of different hacks to create s’mores on this National S’mores Day.

Discussion: The Great Depression

Chit chat with the men about what they remember their parents saying about the Great Depression on this birthday of the president who governed during that time – President Herbert Hoover. Afterwards, share a few facts about the era with the men.

Special Event: Tootsie Roll Poker

In recognition of this birthday of candy company founder Henri Nestlé, invite the men to play a fun game of Tootsie Roll Poker, in which the men bet using Tootsie Roll candy.

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Tactile: Wire Butterfly Bookmarks

Assist the men with making wire butterfly bookmarks for their summer reading on this birthday of novelist Alex Haley. Use colorful craft wire for the activity.

One-on-One: Match the Novel to the Author

Borrow a tablet to quiz your resident about famous authors and their books on this birthday of novelist Alex Haley.

Discussion: Gerrymandering in Politics

Host a debate among the men about gerrymandering on this birthday of Missouri legislator David Rice Atchison, who became president of the United States for a day. Ask the men whether gerrymandering is a big issue in today’s politics.

Special Event: The Life of Elvis

For this first day of Elvis Week, see how well the men do at putting pictures of Elvis Presley in chronological order in his career. For the activity, divide the men into teams, and provide each team with a set of photos to put in order. Award a prize to the first team who correctly puts the photos in order.

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Tactile: Cardboard Elephants

For this World Elephant Day, assist the men with assembling cardboard elephants using cereal box cardboard, markers, scissors, and an elephant template. Invite the men to send the finished elephants to their grandchildren as gifts.

One-on-One: Evolution of the Computer

Chit chat with your tech-savvy resident about the evolution of the computer on this day that the IBM personal computer was introduced.

Discussion: Education Debate

Organize an education debate among the men on this birthday of German headmistress Edith Hamilton. Ask the men whether they believe that schools should be open year round.

Special Event: Name That Show

For this birthday of American actress Jane Wyatt, read a description of a popular television show for the men to guess.

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Tactile: Guess the Body Party

Set up several containers filled with different "body parts" for the men to feel to identify on this Friday the Thirteenth. Ahead of time, coordinate with Dining Services to provide the food – raw hide dog bones for bones, boiled head of cauliflower for the brain, boiled tomato without the skin for the heart, cooked spaghetti for the intestines, grapes for the eyes, unpopped corn kernels for the teeth, and sliced almonds for the fingernails. Use cheesecloth to cover the containers, leaving a hole for the men to stick their hands in.

One-on-One: D.I.Y. Stamps

For this birthday of the first English printer William Caxton, recruit your handy resident to assist you with using a craft knife to create cork stamps that residents can use to make prints on cardstock to create their own stationery.

Discussion: Is Feminism Necessary?

Begin a debate among the men about feminism on this birthday of women’s right pioneer Lucy Stone. Ask the men whether feminism is good and necessary in today’s society.

Special Event: Left-Handed Pictionary

Challenge the men to a fun game of Left-Handed Pictionary on this International Left-Handers Day. To play, provide the men with Pictionary words to draw using only their left hand. (On the website, click the box next to "Easy" to generate easy words for the men to draw.)

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Tactile: Heart-Shaped Paper Clips

Supply the men with red, pink, and white paper clips to turn into heart-shaped paper clips on this day of the Double Seven Festival in China, similar to Valentine’s Day.

One-on-One: Giant Balloon Heart

Recruit your resident to assist you with inflating balloons to create a giant balloon heart in your facility on this day of the Double Seven Festival in China, which is similar to the United States’ Valentine’s Day. At the end of the day, separate the balloons and take them to the rooms of your facility’s bedridden residents.

Discussion: Tax-Exempt Status

Host a fun discussion among the men about churches on this day that the largest Gothic church in northern Europe, the Cologne Cathedral in Germany, was completed. Encourage the men to discuss the churches they have attended over the years, and ask the men whether churches should be exempt from taxes.

Special Event: Balloon Car Race

Assist the men with constructing balloon cars to race against one another on this day of Streetscene, an annual car show in Covington, Virginia. For the activity, supply the men with balloons, rubber bands, plastic bottles, plastic bottle caps, bendy straws, wooden skewers, tape, scissors, and a craft knife. Once the men have assembled their balloon car, encourage the men to race them to see whose car is the fastest.

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Tactile: Shoebox Recipe Boxes

On this birthday of American cook and author Julia Child, provide the men with shoeboxes to assemble shoebox recipe boxes that can be given as gifts to their loved ones.

One-on-One: Cereal Box Graphic Art

Save your cereal boxes to cut out and create cereal box graphic art with your resident on this birthday of the "Father of Modern American Graphic Design" Paul Rand. Use a canvas and glue for the project.

Discussion: When Should You Fire Your Kids From the Family Business?

Host a fun discussion with the men about family businesses on this birthday of actress Ethel Barrymore of the Barrymore family. Ask the men what would need to happen for them to fire the kids in their family business.

Special Event: Relaxing by the Pool

For this National Relaxation Day, fill a kiddie pool with water and invite the men to sit in chairs along the perimeter of the pool so that they can place their feet in the water. Serve non-alcoholic beer for the men to enjoy.

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Tactile: Paper Model Coasters

Seat the men in groups at tables to assemble paper models of a roller coaster on this National Roller Coaster Day. Donate the finished paper models to a local elementary school.

One-on-One: Golden Nuggets to Live By

Recruit your resident to assist you with creating golden nuggets candy to pass out on this day that gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon. For the activity, attach words of wisdom sayings to a piece of Rolo candy and hand them out to passersby in the hallway.

Discussion: Government Surveillance

On this Surveillance Day, start a discussion with the men about being surveilled by the government. Ask the men whether government surveillance is appropriate.

Special Event: Corny Joke Crossword Puzzles

Supply the men with a corny joke crossword puzzle to complete on this National Tell a Joke Day.

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Tactile: Fabric Scrap Animals

Assist the men with making fabric scrap animals on this day that the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell was published. Before having the men assemble an animal, use an animal generator to give each of the men an animal to create. Then have the men use craft wire to create a frame of the animal before covering the wire frame with fabric scraps that have been tied down with string.

One-on-One: Learning About Robert Fulton

Borrow a tablet to educate your resident about Robert Fulton on this day that the steamboat inventor began the first steamboat trip in New York.

Discussion: Top CIA Myths

Start a discussion with the men about the CIA on this birthday of CIA agent Francis Powers. Share a few CIA myths with the men to see if they were aware of them.

Special Event: Alphabet Animals

Supply the men with an A to Z sheet to write down at least one animal that starts with a different letter of the alphabet on this day that the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell was published.

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Tactile: Being Bad on Purpose

Host a bad poetry writing contest among the men on this Bad Poetry Day by giving them a few poetry prompts to use for their poems. Be sure to share a few bad poetry writing tips.

One-on-One: Should Have Been in the Hall of Fame

Chit chat with your resident about baseball players on this birthday of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame player Roberto Clemente. Ask your resident whether he can think of baseball players that should have made it to the Hall of Fame.

Discussion: Fixing Sports

Begin a debate about sports controversies with the men on this birthday of Buck Weaver, the Major League Baseball player banned from the league for conspiring to fix the 1919 World Series. Ask the men whether they believe that professional sports are rigged.

Special Event: Decorating Ice Cream Cones

Assist the men with decorating ice cream cones on this National Ice Cream Pie Day. Use gel food coloring, vodka, and food-grade paintbrushes for the craft.

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Tactile: Fashionable Jars

Assist the men with assembling fashionable jars using Mason jars, strips of fabric, and Mod Podge on this birthday of French fashion designer Coco Chanel. Use the jars as vases throughout your facility for the summer.

One-on-One: Online Photo Spotter

On this World Photography Day, see how well your resident does at Spotting the Difference with an online photo game.

Discussion: Presidents and Their Money

Begin a discussion with the men about their favorite presidents on this birthday of American President Bill Clinton. Afterwards, share a few surprising facts about presidents and their money.

Special Event: Guess the Condiment

Recognize this National Hot and Spicy Food Day by supplying the men with a variety of condiments for the men to identify by taste.

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Tactile: Furniture Makeover

For this birthday of Finnish-American architect and furniture designer Eero Saarinen, provide the men with old baskets to hand paint to make beautiful for summer.

One-on-One: Confusing Colleges

On this birthday President Benjamin Harrison, who attended Miami University in Ohio, share with your resident a list of other colleges with confusing locations.

Discussion: Is It Wrong to Eradicate Mosquitoes?

Chit chat with the men about mosquitoes on this World Mosquito Day. Ask the men whether it is wrong to eradicate mosquitoes.

Special Event: Do You Know Your Broadway Musicals?

In recognition of this first day of the New York State Fair, describe a Broadway musical for the men to try to identify.

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Tactile: Backgammon Sets

Assist the men with using sturdy cardboard, paint, and rulers to create backgammon sets for the upcoming Backgammon Tournament activity.

One-on-One: Tiki-Inspired Masks

On this day that Hawaii became the 50th state, show your resident how to use egg cartons to create tiki-inspired masks.

Discussion: Geocaching 101

Educate the men about the activity of geocaching on this International Geocaching Day. Afterwards, ask the men to brainstorm a few other unique ways to get exercise.

Special Event: Backgammon Tournament

Host a fun tournament for the men featuring the renaissance game of backgammon on this first day of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival in West Newton, Pennsylvania. Use the backgammon games that were made earlier during the Tactile activity.

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Tactile: Geoboard Constellations

Assist the men with making geoboard constellations on this birthday of astronomer Samuel Langley. For the activity, first help the men make homemade geoboards using sturdy cardboard and clear push pins. To create the constellations, provide the men with constellation cards to recreate with rubber bands on their geoboards.

One-on-One: Best Comedy Films of the 1950s

On this birthday of witty poet Dorothy Parker, hop on a computer with your resident to learn the best comedy films of the 1950s. Encourage your resident to vote on his favorite.

Discussion: Are Ghosts Real?

For this Hungry Ghost Festival in China and Taiwan, start a debate among the men about whether ghosts are real.

Special Event: Newspaper Battle

Encourage the men to play a fun newspaper battle game on this birthday of photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson. For the activity, divide the men into two teams and seat each team facing each other about 10 feet apart. Next, use masking tape to create a dividing line on the floor in between the teams. Then provide each team with sheets of newspaper to ball up and toss at the opponent. After five minutes, count the number of newspaper balls on each side, and award a point to the team with the fewest balls on their side.

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Tactile: Leaf Fossils

Invite the men to make leaf fossils on this birthday of French paleontologist Georges Cuvier using flour, salt, water, leaves, and crayons.

One-on-One: How to Write a Riddle

Show your resident how to write a riddle on this birthday of author of Edgar Lee Masters.

Discussion: Learning About the T-Rex

Chit chat with the men about dinosaurs on this birthday of Georges Cuvier, the French paleontologist known as the "Father of Paleontology." Share a few fun facts about the T-Rex with the men.

Special Event: Pizza Party Boats

Encourage the men to make a few "boats" on this birthday of naval hero Oliver Hazard Perry. For the activity, use French bread and a variety of ingredients to make pizza party boats to sample.

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Tactile: Solar System Necklaces

Invite the men to use different sized beads and paint to create solar system necklaces on this day that Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status.

One-on-One: The First British Invasion

Borrow a tablet to share a short documentary with your resident about the British invading and raiding Washington, D.C. in 1814.

Discussion: Failure Before Success

In recognition of this day that Pluto failed to maintain its status as a planet by being demoted to dwarf planet status, host a fun discussion with the men about famous people who failed before succeeding. Afterwards, encourage the men to share their stories of failures that turned into successes.

Special Event: Aloha Bingo

Replace the B-I-N-G-O at the top of your bingo cards with A-L-O-H-A so that the men can play a fun game of Aloha bingo on this birthday of Hawaiian Olympic gold medal swimmer Duke Kahanamoku. Have the bingo caller alter their calling for the special game (e.g., saying A-9 instead of B-9 or L-22 instead of I-22, etc.)

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Tactile: Bug Hotels

In recognition of this day that the U.S. National Park Service was founded, assist the men with making bug hotels for your backyard using twigs, plastic bottles, pine cones, and bark.

One-on-One: Botanical Suncatchers

On this day that the U.S. National Park Service was founded, encourage your resident to assist you with making botanical suncatchers for your Activity Room windows. To make the suncatchers, simply place flower petals onto contact paper, and hang them in front of the windows.

Discussion: Is It Better to Be Kind or Honest?

Host a discussion with the men about kindness on this first day of Be Kind to Humankind Week. Ask the men whether honesty is the best policy and if it is better to be honest than kind.

Special Event: Balloon Fight

Inflate colorful balloons for the men to hit back and forth during a fun balloon fight in recognition of this day of La Tomatina, the world’s biggest food fight (tomatoes) in Spain.

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Tactile: Mini Planters

Invite the men to use toilet paper rolls to create mini planters on this National Toilet Paper Day. (Video)

One-on-One: Famous Women in History

On this Women’s Equality Day, set up a fun match game for your resident to have him try to match famous women in history with their accomplishments.

Discussion: Pros and Cons of Science and Technology

Start a debate among the men about science and technology on this birthday of Albert Sabin, the American medical researcher who is credited for his oral vaccine for polio. Ask the men to share a few advantages and disadvantages of science.

Special Event: Ball-Cup Bounce

For this first day of the Maryland State Fair, invite the men to play a ball-cup bounce game. To play, place a variety of cups at one end of a table and have the men bounce ping pong balls to try to land them in the cups.

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Tactile: Foil Crosses

Assist the men with making foil crosses on this birthday of Mother Teresa. For the activity, use aluminum foil, craft foam in the shape of a cross, and craft sticks or clay utensils to draw patterns in the foil.

One-on-One: What Do the Initials Stand For?

Share the names of a few famous people with initials to see if your resident can identify their real names on this birthday of LBJ.

Discussion: Oil Fracking

On this day that the first commercial oil well was established, invite the men to discuss whether they believe that oil fracking is good. Afterwards, share a few pros and cons of oil fracking.

Special Event: Who Am I?

Invite the men to play a fun identification game of famous people on this birthday of Mother Teresa. To play, place the names of the famous people in a bowl, and have a participant pick a name and try to describe them to the others in 30 seconds. Award a point to the first person to correctly identify the famous person.

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Tactile: Tie-Tying Contest

Host a tie-tying contest for the men on this National Bow Tie Day. For the activity, first show the men how to tie various types of tie knots to see who can tie theirs the fastest.

One-on-One: Button Golf

Challenge your resident to a fun game of button golf on this first day of the U.S. Senior Amateur (Golf) Championship in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Beforehand, use cardboard tubes, toothpicks, paper, tape, and buttons to set up the mini tabletop course.

Discussion: Dressing Too Casual

For this National Bow Tie Day, chit chat with the men about whether Americans go too far with casual dress. Afterwards, ask the men whether men should still wear suits to work.

Special Event: Golf Putts and Consequences

Encourage the men to play a game of Golf Putts and Consequences on this first day of the U.S. Senior Amateur (Golf) Championship. To play, set up a putting green and give the men three chances to get the ball into the hole. Whenever they miss, they must perform an agreed-upon consequence during their next putt (e.g., putt while blindfolded, sing a Frank Sinatra song while putting, etc.). Award a point for each putt made.

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Tactile: Lemon Furniture Polish

Recruit the men on this National Lemon Juice Day to assist you with using lemons as furniture polish to see how well it works. (Be sure to test the lemon juice on the furniture before applying.)

One-on-One: Corvette Paper Model

On this first day of the Corvette Crossroads Auto Show in Mackinaw City, Michigan, assist your resident with assembling a paper model corvette using the car template.

Discussion: Nuclear Power

For this International Day Against Nuclear Tests, chit chat with the men about nuclear power. Ask the men whether we should use nuclear power before sharing a few pros and cons of using nuclear energy.

Special Event: Red Dog

Teach the men how to play Red Dog on this According to Hoyle Day, a day promoting games to be played according to the rules.

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Tactile: Ball Boy Tryouts

Invite the men to work on their ball boy skills on this first day of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship in Flushing, New York by seeing who can toss a tennis ball the farthest in the backyard.

One-on-One: Hitting Baseballs

Take your resident to the backyard to toss baseballs or Whiffle balls so that he can hit them with a plastic bat on this birthday of Major League Baseball player Ted Williams.

Discussion: Authoritarian Governments

For this International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances, invite the men to discuss authoritarian governments. Ask the men to brainstorm a list of pros and cons with authoritarian governments.

Special Event: Baby Food Taste Test

See how well the men do at identifying pureed food on this day that the first White House presidential baby was born to President Grover Cleveland.

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Tactile: Embellished Pencils

On this birthday of educator Maria Montessori, assist the men with embellishing plain pencils using paint, colorful cording, and Washi tape. Save the finished pencils to donate to a local elementary school class.

One-on-One: Learning About Trinidad

Borrow a tablet to take your resident on a virtual trip of Trinidad on this Independence Day in Trinidad and Tobago.

Discussion: School Vouchers

Organize a fun debate among the men about school vouchers on this birthday of Maria Montessori. Ask the men to share a few pros and cons of using school vouchers for kids.

Special Event: What Is a…?

Quiz the men about golf terms to see how much golf vocabulary they know on this birthday of Irish golf professional Pádraig Harrington.

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