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Sharron 5th Jun 2018
Hello- Does anyone have any ideas for Montessori activities in the MSU to assist with increased appetite or assist with behaviors?

Thanks,

Sharron
Molly 6th Jul 2018
Hi Sharron,

Montessori activities are wonderful tools to use in both increased appetite and assisting in behaviors. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Increased appetite:

Throw apples and cinnamon in a crock pot (or slow cooker) at the beginning of the morning activities, and by lunch, the whole activity room is sure to smell delicious and will no doubt increase their appetite.

Also, try having a food trivia program or discuss the daily menu just before mealtime. This works as a queue that it is almost time to eat, which can work up an appetite for the residents.

Assist with behaviors:

Relaxation music! Here is a great activity on How to Make Sensory Rain Sticks https://www.goldencarers.com/sensory-rain-sticks/4754/.

Or check out this Sensory Patchwork activity on Golden Carers https://www.goldencarers.com/sensoy-patchwork/3227/.
Sharron 19th Jul 2018
Thank you Molly. They are great ideas.

Regards
Sharron

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