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Sherry 6th Apr 2019 Activity Director
Greetings from Laguna Woods, California,

I am using the white board now, with great success. I print a long word, at the top and my residents continue to make other words, from the letters in the long word. They can either have a clue to the word, or one letter, in the word. They usually take the clue. We usually fill the board with about 35 different words. They really concentrate on this exercise and we laugh a lot. Thank you for all you do, on this site.

Sherry Chivas
Activity Director
Solange 9th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist
Hi Sherry, I am glad it is working for you. Thank you for your feedback and your kind words.
Here are other good words to try: Holidays, Cooperation, Temperature.

Susan 10th Apr 2019 Activity Director
Thank you for sharing that great idea with us Sherry
Another idea is to do a phrase such as happy Mother's Day
You could and then type the results and distribute and display them
Golden Carers has many great white board activities such as
https://www.goldencarers.com/scategories-/4367/
https://www.goldencarers.com/story-time/5075/
Thanks again
Molly 29th Apr 2019 Activity Professional & Writer
Hi Sherry, thank you for sharing what sounds to be a delightful and fun activity time with you share with your residents. I smiled to hear that you all end up laughing during this activity - those are some of the best moments!
Susan 29th Apr 2019 Activity Director
How true Molly
Sherry 30th Apr 2019 Activity Director
I wanted to correct my original message, regarding white board activities. When we play a "Wheel of Fortune" type of game. I make large boxes, on the white board, with the black marker pen (for the blank letters to go in). I am picking a word. I don't use the black paper, too much work. I then ask the residents, do you want me to fill in one letter (into the blank box) or would you like a clue? They usually take the clue, because it gives them some idea, what category the word may be in. I let them know if it is tangable or intanagable. Some are better at it, then others, but they all enjoy it and laugh. Thanks to all that use this site and make it easier for the Activity Directors or caregivers.

Sherry
Susan 30th Apr 2019 Activity Director
Thanks for that information Sherry
I am glad things are working out for you

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