Activity Idea of the Month

making candy Peeps for Easter for nursing home senior residents

Candy Peeps-Making Party

Celebrate Easter with your residents by having them make their own candy Peeps (by clubcrafted.com). To make the homemade Peeps, invite residents to wrap candy using colorful streamers into a Peeps shape, making sure to use tacky glue to keep the streamers in place. Once the desired shape has been made, use glue to seal the end of the streamer to the back of the Peeps. Then cut out eyes and a nose from black construction paper to glue to the front of each Peep. (This activity idea is also featured in our April 2020 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

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Creative Craft of the Month

decorating jelly bean cupcakes for Easter for your senior nursing home residents

Jelly Bean Cupcakes

Invite residents to decorate their own cupcakes for Easter on April 12 by making jelly bean cupcakes (by partiesforpennies.com) using a plain cupcake, vanilla frosting, a plastic knife, and colorful jelly beans. (This activity idea is also featured in our April 2020 Men's Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Male Residents

assembling bunny napkins for Easter with the seniors at your nursing facility

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

Celebrate Easter by recruiting the men to assemble bunny napkins (by lovedecorations.de) for Easter. (This activity idea is also featured in our April 2020 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

making palm frond crosses for Palm Sunday with nursing home residents

One-on-One Activity of the Month

Assist your resident with making a palm frond cross (by catholicicing.com) for Palm Sunday (April 5). Simply bend the palm frond as shown in the pictures on the website to create a cross that can be used as decoration for the Easter season. (This activity idea is also featured in our April 2020 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

making root beer floats for National Beer Day with seniors in assisted living facilities

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

In recognition of National Beer Day on April 7, invite residents to assemble root beer floats (by simplyrecipes.com) using vanilla ice cream and root beer. (This activity idea is also featured in our April 2020 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

making cinnamon crosses for Good Friday with senior residents

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

Encourage residents to help you assemble cinnamon stick crosses (by squirrelsofafeather.com) for Good Friday (April 10) by wrapping cinnamon sticks together using cotton twine. (This activity idea is also featured in our April 2020 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Resource of the Month

DailyPrayer.us

DailyPrayer.us

Recognize this Easter season with your residents by checking out our activity resource of the month, Daily Prayer (dailyprayer.us), to access daily devotions for your residents for this religious season.

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