Activity Idea of the Month

Spam fries

Spam Tasting

Celebrate Hawaii's statehood (August 21) with a fun Spam tasting (by spam.com). Play Hawaiian music and pass out nonalcoholic Mai Tais to set the mood for your residents to try Spam for the first time. (This activity idea is also featured in our August 2018 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

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Creative Craft of the Month

craft foam lighthouses

Craft Foam Lighthouses

Recognize National Lighthouse Day (August 7) with your residents by assisting them with making craft foam lighthouses (by craftsbycourtney.com) to use as decoration throughout your facility this summer. For the project, use Styrofoam cones, battery-operated tea lights, paint, baby food jars, and a paintable coating to smooth out the Styrofoam surface. (This activity idea is also featured in our August 2018 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Male Residents

word generator

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

Celebrate International Left-Handers Day (August 13) with a fun game of Left-Handed Pictionary using a Pictionary word generator (by wordgenerator.net). (This activity idea is also featured in our August 2018 Men's Activity Calendar.)

juggling three balls

One-on-One Activity of the Month

Teach your resident how to juggle 3 balls (by wikihow.com) during International Clown Week (August 1-7). (This activity is also featured in our August 2018 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

caramel apples

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

Celebrate this season of state fairs and carnivals by inviting residents to make their own mini caramel apples (by divascancook.com) using Granny Smith apples, lollipop sticks, caramel candy, and a melon baller. (This activity idea is also featured in our August 2018 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for State Fair Week.)

green paint chips

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

Take residents outdoors to enjoy this summer month as you lead them on a green leaf hunt to find exact matches to their paint chips. (This activity idea is also featured in our August 2018 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Resource of the Month

WikiHow

WikiHow

Check out our resource of the month, WikiHow.com, to find instructions on how to do just about anything, like making potpourri with your residents or how to keep score in bowling.

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