Halloween is a wonderful excuse for a theme day! Decorate your facility inside and out with black cats, carved pumpkins, spiders on walls, ghosts hanging from the ceiling, and other spooky decorations.
Make the word ‘Halloween’ in large cardboard letters cut out from orange construction paper to be displayed in the recreation area. (letters provided)
Make a pumpkin pie!
Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Watch the Addams Family or the Disney film ‘Hocus Pocus’ - a cute and funny halloween movie.
Make beautiful broom decorations with herbs!
Reminisce about famous witches from mythology, film and tv!
Famous Witches Trivia
Songs to listen to on Halloween
You can make these delicious and simple pumpkin scones in a group setting!
Bake pumpkin scones
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These cute cheesecloth ghosts are so easy to make! Video instructions included.
Cheesecloth Halloween Ghosts
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Halloween Activity Ideas for the Elderly
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How do you celebrate Halloween with the elderly?
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Here's a ghouls and ghosts themed Find-A-Word to enjoy on Halloween.
Here's a poem to help you celebrate Halloween.
Halloween styled table decorations!
A fun Halloween craft activity using recycled egg cartons.
Celebrate Halloween with this word search!
These are easy to make decorations using egg cartons.
Here is a craft activity for Halloween using recyclable materials.
Here's a fun Halloween quiz for seniors to enjoy. Consider screening the 1991 film 'The Adams Family' following this quiz!
Make these beautiful vases to decorate dining tables, mantel pieces and window sills or place in the bedrooms of participants.
We are making and decorating our shoes for table decorations.
Thanks for sharing this activity Kerry! (Sourced from http://www.skiptomylou.org/)
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Here is an easy way to make your own hanging or standing ghosts for Halloween. Video instructions included.
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Here's a fun Halloween-inpsired maze!
Superstitions are widespread and every culture have their own. Plan a 'Superstition Bash' event to discuss and explore superstitions from around the world. The elderly will enjoy recalling and reminiscing about superstitions from their childhood.
Make a delicious pumpkin pie to enjoy on Halloween!
Another fun recipe for Halloween. Easy to make in a group setting.
Gorgeous and simple Halloween broom decorations made with herbs! A lovely activity for seniors.
Reminiscing trivia for seniors - a summary of some famous witches from mythology, film and tv.
Everyone loves a quiz! Here's another fun one for Halloween.
Lovely wall art for all occasions! Video instructions included.
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Boo! It's Halloween! A great activity that I've done with my group before is called "The Double O Game". We try to list as many words as we can that have a double O in them.
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This is both an art activity and a games activity. For an afternoon of fun, turn the game into a team tournament - winners get a treat losers get a trick.
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