Activity Idea of the Month

curling game

Winter Olympics

Host a Winter Olympics (February 9-25) with fun games like table top curling (by cbc.ca). (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2018 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Winter Olympics Week.)

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Creative Craft of the Month

Mardi Gras mask

Mardi Gras Masks

Recognize Mardi Gras (February 13) by enlisting the help of your residents to make Mardi Gras masks (by aboutamom.com) for your Mardi Gras celebrations. Use white masks, colorful feathers, colorful pipe cleaners, and hot glue. (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2018 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Male Residents

paper conversation hearts

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

Recruit the men to help you decorate for Valentine's Day (February 14) by making paper conversation hearts (by madeeveryday.com) to place throughout your facility for the holiday. Simply use a heart template to make the conversation hearts before taping onto the walls. (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2018 Men's Activity Calendar.)

winter decoration on glass

One-on-One Activity of the Month

Invite a volunteer to assist a resident with drawing winter decorations (by songbirdblog.com) on the glass in your facility for the season. Use white chalk pens to create the designs. (This activity is also featured in our February 2018 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Cabin Fever Week.)

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Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

eagle cookies

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

Assist your residents with celebrating Presidents Day (February 19) by assembling easy-to-make Eagle cookies (by lindsayannbakes.com). To make the eagle cookies, use oval-shaped cookies, vanilla frosting, shredded coconut, cashews, sliced almonds, and chocolate chips. (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2018 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Hail to the Chief Week.)

baby snowmen

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

Assist residents with using pom-pom balls to assemble cute baby snowmen (by onecreativemommy.com) for this winter season. Use large white pom-poms, small white pom-poms, small black pom-poms, black felt, and glue for the fun project. Encourage residents to make lots of the baby snowmen so that they can be given out as gifts to the kids who visit your facility during the winter. (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2018 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Resource of the Month

Livewire Puzzles

Livewire Puzzles

Check out our resource of the month, Livewire Puzzles, to access fun word search puzzles that you can print out for your residents to complete.

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