I just recently joined this site also and let me tell you it is WONDERFUL!!!! I am an activity director at a senior center and not only do our older seniors enjoy it but we also have a group respite program geared towards participants with dementia and Alzheimer's, that respond really well to the trivia/quizzes that the website offers. I am so thankful to have this site as a resource to assist with enhancing their quality of life!
All you need is a piece of paper, a pen, a toilet roll inner, a phone and a coin plus 5 participants.
The object is to test if everyone is either predominantly left or right.
The names of the participants is written down one side of the paper and across the top hand, eye, foot and ear are written.
The first person is handed a pen and they have to write their name on the paper and then the person conducting the experiment writes left or right for hand.
The same participant is handed the toilet roll inner and the person conducting the experiment marks down what ear they put it to.
The same participant has to stand on the coin and it is marked down what foot they use to stand on it.
The same participant is handed a phone and then it is marked down what ear they used to listen.
Being a memory of school and a classroom thing you could open yourself to so many ideas. Science is very huge, you could do space related activities such as looking into space at night, watching space related videos, or even being creative with planets such as make a planet of your desired choices. You could also get various liquards around the facility and mix them together. Or even creating a class room setting where pop quizzes are given. provide many documentaries in which other residents can join and have a group chat about. Everything around us is science, can even do an outdoor/indoor science excursion for the resident to discover new things.
I am not affiliated at all. I thought it might help though. I am all about adapting my own activities using ideas and samples because a big budget is rare in this field. Hope it helps some!