Games

As well as being fun and entertaining, playing games can also be a source of exercise and socialisation.


Jigsaws

Jigsaws

Make use of old calenders, pick nice clear pictures, photo copy them first and then laminate.

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Fathers Day Fishing

Fathers Day Fishing

This activity is based on the old game of fishing using magnets and paper clips.

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Balloons

Balloons

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.

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The Vicar's Cat

The Vicar's Cat

The object of the game is to describe the cat and give it a name by going through the alphabet

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St Patrick's Day Party Game

St Patrick's Day Party Game

This idea can be adapted to suit every theme from Easter to Christmas etc.

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Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Try table tennis with no bats and coloured plastic balls for those with eye sight problems.

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Winter Sports Game

Winter Sports Game

Russia hosts the 2014 XXII Winter Olympics which starts in Sochi, a city in southern Russia from February 7 - 23.

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Christmas Board Game

Christmas Board Game

Suitable for 2 people, this simple game can alert the mind and entertain.

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Bottle Ring Toss

Bottle Ring Toss

This is a nice game to be played in a sitting position.

Beer Pong Game

Beer Pong Game

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!

Find It Group Activity

Find It Group Activity

A fun group activity using enlarged pages from children's books.

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How to make Bubbles

How to make Bubbles

These are great for outdoor fun. However don't let wet weather stop you from playing indoors!

I Went to Market Game

I Went to Market Game

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.

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Beer & Skittles Games for Father's Day

Beer & Skittles Games for Father's Day

This game was the forerunner to ten pin bowling and was very popular in England's pubs since the 17th century.

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Who wants to be a millionaire?

I created this Quiz to be similar to the TV show for our low care residents.

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Charades

Charades

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!

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Picture Matching Bingo

Picture Matching Bingo

Picture Matching Bingo - Using large flash cards.
Thanks Heather for sending in this activity!

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Word Games

Word Games

Word games are lots of fun and can be played at any time without much fuss!
Thanks Heather for this activity!

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Home town Monopoly

Home town Monopoly

We were reminiscing about games that we played as children or with our children and monopoly came up. Thank you Joanne!

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Musical Games

Musical Games

This idea is a great sing-along game to use any time of the year and a good Happy Hour activity. Thank you Joanne!

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Leapin' Frogs

Leapin' Frogs

Make this wonderful games in an craft session and then enjoy for years to come!
Thanks Joanne for this wonderful activity!

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Pot Luck

Pot Luck

A fun and easy game to play with a group of residents.
Thank you Joanne for this activity!

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Koala Keno

Koala Keno

Our residents love their Bingo so we have come up with a similar game to offer an alternative.

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Playdough  Guessing Competition

Playdough Guessing Competition

A funny and engaging game you can play with playdough and a little imagination!
Thanks Christine for this fabulous idea!

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School Days Reminiscing Cards

School Days Reminiscing Cards

This is a wonderful game that can be adapted to any occasion. Residents will enjoy reminiscing and sharing stories.

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MarPoolBowls

MarPoolBowls

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!

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Ring Toss

Ring Toss

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.

Knock Them Down Game

Knock Them Down Game

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.

Scrabble & Dominoes

Scrabble & Dominoes

Here are two fun ways you can involve residents in easy and social games. Thanks Marina for this activity!

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Bouncy Ball Game

Bouncy Ball Game

Here is another fun and easy game residents can enjoy.

Shot Put Outdoor Game

Shot Put Outdoor Game

This is best played outdoors, but if this is not possible, the ball inside sock should be a smaller, soft and rubber ball.

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Discus Throw Game

Discus Throw Game

Discus is another fun Olympic event that can be enjoyed by all!

Basket Ball Game

Basket Ball Game

Basket ball is an easy and fun game you can play anywhere!

Jar of Sweets Competition

Jar of Sweets Competition

Guess the number of sweets in the jar to win!

Go Fish Game

Go Fish Game

This is a fun and easy game to be played by 2, 3 or 6 players.

Soda Bottle Skittles

Soda Bottle Skittles

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.

Mullet throwing Competition

Mullet throwing Competition

Make these easy fabric fish for a competition game on Australia Day; fill them with a mixture of polyester fibrefill and lavender. Have fun!

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Thong throwing Game for Australia Day

Thong throwing Game for Australia Day

Who would have thought that 'Thong Throwing' would become an Aussie form of sporting glory!!

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Bean bag Toss

Bean bag Toss

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.

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Season Leaves Game

Season Leaves Game

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 year

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Table soccer

Table soccer

This is an ideal game for men to form/strengthen friendships whilst having fun.

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Bocce Balls Game

Bocce Balls Game

Bocce balls is an ancient game from Italy that is similar to bowling.

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Memory Game

Memory Game

Memory game is simple and fun to play

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Stealing Bundles Card Game

Stealing Bundles Card Game

This is a great game for a "Men's Club"

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Piñata Game

Piñata Game

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.

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Cup Stacking Competition

Cup Stacking Competition

This is an ideal activity for a winter's day or a rainy day.

Dreidel Game

Dreidel Game

How to make a Driedel and play the Driedel Game!

Eleven Game

Eleven Game

This is a variation on the scissors, paper, rocks game that is fun to play in teams.

Recycled Hoy Game

Recycled Hoy Game

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!

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Frisbee Throwing Competition

Frisbee Throwing Competition

This game has been adapted to indoors to suit people with a limited range of movements.

Coin Tossing Competition

Coin Tossing Competition

Improve movement and promote well-being with this easy and fun competition!

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Potato Peeling Competition

Potato Peeling Competition

Reminisce about familiar skills and have fun with this potato peeling competition!

Pin the Coconut Game

Pin the Coconut Game

A fun game you can play with an unfinished coconut tree from your craft session!

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Pass the Coconut

Pass the Coconut

Stimulate physical activity. Promote appropriate social responses

Hula Hoop Toss

Hula Hoop Toss

Cultural awareness opportunity. Promote concentration.

Three of a kind

Three of a kind

Promote cognitive alertness. Opportunity for socialization

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Melbourne Cup Horse Race Game

Melbourne Cup Horse Race Game

The Horse-Race game is a great way to spend the morning on Melbourne Cup Day!

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Nursery Rhyme Game

Nursery Rhyme Game

Memory recall and reminiscing

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Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Tactile stimulation and promote 'staying on task'.

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Picture Puzzle

Picture Puzzle

Improve hand-eye coordination and enhance motor skills

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Baseball Game

Baseball Game

Improve upper body strength and hand-eye coordination.

Fishing Competition

Fishing Competition

Hand-eye coordination. Upper body movements (exercise).

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Matching Shapes

Matching Shapes

Improve dexterity and promote dimension discerning

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Colour Sorting

Colour Sorting

Promote recognition of colours. Develop motor skills.

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Carpet Bowls

Carpet Bowls

This is an excellent game for socialization.

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Bucket Game

Bucket Game

Promote friendship and stimulates physically.

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Bean Bag  Surprise

Bean Bag Surprise

Nice game to maintain or improve physical abilities.

The Price is Right Game

The Price is Right Game

Reminiscing, engaging in conversation, cognitive exercise

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Word Game

Word Game

Very Popular! Mental stimulation, social interaction, promotion of self worth

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Balloon Games

Balloon Games

Gentle exercise for the arms as well as an opportunity to socialize!

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Guessing Game

Guessing Game

Orientation, reminiscing and enjoyment. Socialization.

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Musical Bingo

Musical Bingo

Sensory stimulation and encouragement of interpersonal skills

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