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Activities & Resources for Caregivers, Students, & Recreation Professionals
As well as being fun and entertaining, playing games can also be a source of exercise and socialisation.
Make use of old calenders, pick nice clear pictures, photo copy them first and then laminate.1 Comment Member Submitted
This activity is based on the old game of fishing using magnets and paper clips.1 Comment Member Submitted
I created a game where around 8 residents sit in a circle. I throw a balloon in the middle and then we all count how many times we can hit it in the air before it touches the ground.5 Comments Member Submitted
The object of the game is to describe the cat and give it a name by going through the alphabet7 Comments Member Submitted
This idea can be adapted to suit every theme from Easter to Christmas etc.9 Comments Member Submitted
Try table tennis with no bats and coloured plastic balls for those with eye sight problems.2 Comments Member Submitted
Russia hosts the 2014 XXII Winter Olympics which starts in Sochi, a city in southern Russia from February 7 - 23.1 Comment
Suitable for 2 people, this simple game can alert the mind and entertain.2 Comments
This is a nice game to be played in a sitting position.
This is a fun, table game for 'International Beer Day!' Just make sure that no-one walks near the table because beer is bound to be spilt!
A fun group activity using enlarged pages from children's books.9 Comments Member Submitted
These are great for outdoor fun. However don't let wet weather stop you from playing indoors!
This is a memory game that requires players to memorise a list of words. It can be played by two people or a group of people.8 Comments
This game was the forerunner to ten pin bowling and was very popular in England's pubs since the 17th century.
I created this Quiz to be similar to the TV show for our low care residents.
We have played this a few times and everyone enjoys the game, nice to hear the laughter that some of the acting creates. Thanks to Debbie for this activity!2 Comments Member Submitted
Picture Matching Bingo - Using large flash cards.
Thanks Heather for sending in this activity!
Word games are lots of fun and can be played at any time without much fuss!
Thanks Heather for this activity!
We were reminiscing about games that we played as children or with our children and monopoly came up. Thank you Joanne!3 Comments Member Submitted
This idea is a great sing-along game to use any time of the year and a good Happy Hour activity. Thank you Joanne!2 Comments Member Submitted
Make this wonderful games in an craft session and then enjoy for years to come!
Thanks Joanne for this wonderful activity!
A fun and easy game to play with a group of residents.
Thank you Joanne for this activity!
Our residents love their Bingo so we have come up with a similar game to offer an alternative.11 Comments Member Submitted
A funny and engaging game you can play with playdough and a little imagination!
Thanks Christine for this fabulous idea!
This is a wonderful game that can be adapted to any occasion. Residents will enjoy reminiscing and sharing stories.9 Comments
We play a game we call MarPoolBowls and it is one of the most looked forward to activities we have. Thanks Ron for another great activity!8 Comments Member Submitted
This is a fun game to make in a craft session and loads of fun to play. The hoops can be home-made e.g. paper plates with the middle cut out; thin water hose joined with masking tape; or embroidery hoops.
This is a simple game that can be made of empty tins or empty plastic containers. The tins or containers can be decorated in a craft session.
Here are two fun ways you can involve residents in easy and social games. Thanks Marina for this activity!10 Comments Member Submitted
Here is another fun and easy game residents can enjoy.
This is best played outdoors, but if this is not possible, the ball inside sock should be a smaller, soft and rubber ball.2 Comments
Discus is another fun Olympic event that can be enjoyed by all!
Basket ball is an easy and fun game you can play anywhere!
Guess the number of sweets in the jar to win!
This is a fun and easy game to be played by 2, 3 or 6 players.
This is an activity that is fun to make with a small group of keen participants. The game can be played with those who are no longer able to do craft.
Make these easy fabric fish for a competition game on Australia Day; fill them with a mixture of polyester fibrefill and lavender. Have fun!2 Comments
Who would have thought that 'Thong Throwing' would become an Aussie form of sporting glory!!5 Comments
This has always been a very popular game at all the facilities where I have worked. If you don't have a sewing machine ask a volunteer or one of your clients' relatives to do it for you.7 Comments Alzheimer's
There are many activities with autumn leaves but I can't see why it should be restricted to autumn. Here is an activity for any time of the year1 Comment
This is an ideal game for men to form/strengthen friendships whilst having fun.1 Comment
Bocce balls is an ancient game from Italy that is similar to bowling.4 Comments
Memory game is simple and fun to play1 Comment
This is a great game for a "Men's Club"3 Comments
The object of this game is to hit the Piñata until it is torn and the goodies inside spill onto the floor. The Piñata should be torn ideally by the 4th or 5th player.1 Comment
This is an ideal activity for a winter's day or a rainy day.
How to make a Driedel and play the Driedel Game!
This is a variation on the scissors, paper, rocks game that is fun to play in teams.
Who doesn't have a deck with missing cards? In my house we have at least half a dozen incomplete decks. Don’t throw them out, use them for Hoy!9 Comments
This game has been adapted to indoors to suit people with a limited range of movements.
Improve movement and promote well-being with this easy and fun competition!4 Comments
Reminisce about familiar skills and have fun with this potato peeling competition!
A fun game you can play with an unfinished coconut tree from your craft session!1 Comment
Stimulate physical activity. Promote appropriate social responses
Cultural awareness opportunity. Promote concentration.
Promote cognitive alertness. Opportunity for socialization1 Comment
The Horse-Race game is a great way to spend the morning on Melbourne Cup Day!11 Comments
Memory recall and reminiscing4 Comments Alzheimer's
Tactile stimulation and promote 'staying on task'.2 Comments
Improve hand-eye coordination and enhance motor skills6 Comments Alzheimer's
Improve upper body strength and hand-eye coordination.
Hand-eye coordination. Upper body movements (exercise).9 Comments
Improve dexterity and promote dimension discerningAlzheimer's
Promote recognition of colours. Develop motor skills.2 Comments Alzheimer's
This is an excellent game for socialization.2 Comments
Promote friendship and stimulates physically.1 Comment Alzheimer's
Nice game to maintain or improve physical abilities.
Reminiscing, engaging in conversation, cognitive exercise19 Comments
Very Popular! Mental stimulation, social interaction, promotion of self worth18 Comments
Gentle exercise for the arms as well as an opportunity to socialize!24 Comments Alzheimer's
Orientation, reminiscing and enjoyment. Socialization.3 Comments
Sensory stimulation and encouragement of interpersonal skills4 Comments Alzheimer's