Activity Idea of the Month

kite

Grandpa's Kite-Flying Contest

Host a fun kite-flying contest in your facility's backyard for the men and their grandchildren on Father's Day (June 17). Ahead of time, make diamond kites (by my-best-kite.com) using plastic bags, wooden dowels, tape, and string. Award fun prizes for the person who can fly his kite the highest. (This activity idea is also featured in our June 2018 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Creative Craft of the Month

summertime gingerbread houses

Summertime Gingerbread Houses

Get your residents ready for summer (June 21) by assisting them with making summertime gingerbread houses (by ithinkwecouldbefriends.com) using graham crackers, icing, and candy. (This activity idea is also featured in our June 2018 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Male Residents

Texas Hold'em Poker

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

Celebrate Decide to Be Married Day (June 27) with a Bachelor's Party featuring Texas Hold'em poker (by partypoker.com). (This activity idea is also featured in our June 2018 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Renewing Your Vows Week.)

balloon flag

One-on-One Activity of the Month

Help your resident celebrate Flag Day (June 14) by making a balloon flag (by ellaclaireinspired.com) that can be taped to your Activity Room wall. Recruit a volunteer to assist your resident with inflating red, white, and blue balloons, and taping the balloons to the wall. If space permits in your facility, find several other areas where the men can tape balloons to a blank wall to create the American flag. (This activity is also featured in our June 2018 Men's Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

stuffed strawberries

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

Celebrate Flag Day (June 14) with your residents by preparing red, white, and blue cheesecake strawberries (by spicysouthernkitchen.com). For the recipe, use cream cheese, sugar, whipped topping, almond extract, strawberries, and blueberries.

stick flags

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

Decorate for Flag Day (June 14) by assisting residents with making stick flags (by nontoygifts.com). Simply paint sticks with red, white, and blue paint to look like the American flag. Use hot glue and two sticks in the back to assemble the stick flag before hanging. (This activity idea is also featured in our June 2018 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Resource of the Month

Thinkable Puzzles

Thinkable Puzzles

Check out our resource of the month, thinkablepuzzles.com, to find fun word search puzzles for your residents. Consider hosting a weekly word search contest, in which you pass out a word search puzzle at breakfast and encourage residents to complete the puzzle and turn it in by the end of the day to receive a Bingo Buck.

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