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Have fun decorating international flags.
Dedicate a day of fun to the Olympics!
Basket ball is an easy and fun game you can play anywhere!
Discus is another fun Olympic event that can be enjoyed by all!
This is best played outdoors, but if this is not possible, the ball inside sock should be a smaller, soft and rubber ball.
Guess the number of sweets in the jar to win!
Put an ad in your monthly newsletter enquiring whether anyone has an antique doll or clown to be borrowed for an Olympic Games activity.
Amuse your residents by involving the staff in some fun games to celebrate the Olympic Games!
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!
This is an ideal activity for a winter's day or a rainy day.
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.
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.
Promote friendship and stimulates physically.
This is an excellent game for socialization.
Gentle exercise for the arms as well as an opportunity to socialize! Great for game for the elderly. Also suitable for people living with dementia.
Bocce balls is an ancient game from Italy that is similar to bowling.
Plan your own Mini Olympics for the Elderly in Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities.
What a spectacular event and what a great opportunity to make your facility buzz with excitement!
Here is a list of songs I have started to compile for the Olympics....feel free to add more for me.
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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.
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.
Here is another fun and easy game residents can enjoy.
Reminisce about familiar skills and have fun with this potato peeling competition!
Hand-eye coordination. Upper body movements (exercise).
Try table tennis with no bats and coloured plastic balls for those with eye sight problems.
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Ideal for men, this activity will foster friendship and bring much laughter. It would be helpful if you could find a male volunteer to sit with participants and remind them of different ways to make paper airplanes.
Here is a Sporting Terms Quiz representing 25 of the sporting events at the Olympic Games. This quiz can be used as a competition and given out to individuals, or, as a group game by writing up the sporting terms column on a white board and having the residents call out the related sports.
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