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Clare 10th Apr 2019 Retired
We are having the nursery children joining us for a 30 minutes of our session after our Easter Service .The room will be quite crowded! Has anyone got any ideas for songs or activities on Easter or Springtime that we can do?
Susan 11th Apr 2019 Activity Director
Hi Clare
It is so nice that you have young children visiting the residents I know they will love it
I think a sing-along is a nice idea because doesn't take up that much space you need to sing songs that they are all familiar with
Here is an idea from Golden Carers
https://www.goldencarers.com/themed-sing-along---songs-starting-with-im-/3715/
You could sing songs like here comes Peter Cottontail and Hot cross buns
Before you start you may want to have the kids jump in place like a bunny because they can get restless
You could talk about nursery rhymes and say them
Let everyone join in
Here are some nice activities on Golden Carers
https://www.goldencarers.com/nursery-rhymes-quiz/3905
https://www.goldencarers.com/finish-the-nursery-rhymes/5733/
You could also read an interactive short story about Easter such as the Easter donkey or read a chicken soup for the soul Easter story such as the Easter dress
Make sure it is interactive and not too long
Let me know if you need more ideas

Susan 12th Apr 2019 Activity Director
I thought of a few more ideas you can play I spy similar to this except instead of thinking of things you see on an outing think of things that are in the room that you will be in
https://www.goldencarers.com/i-spy/5516/
Or play Simon says but instead of Simon the Easter bunny says
Veronica 26th Sep 2019 Manager
We have the pre school children visit us twice weekly for about 30 mins and our clients love it. We sing songs that the children pick and then they ask our residents to name a song they would like to sing so we get a mix of old and young.
Lego goes down really well building with the children who talk about what they've built.
We all love out visits and we go to the pre school for sports day and afternoon tea. Our clients loved giving out medals to the children at sports day.
Susan 2nd Oct 2019 Activity Director
Thank you Veronica
Caitlin 12th Oct 2019 Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Bunny bowling? We have pre-schoolers visit us 1x/mo and they partner up with one of our participants and they go up together to do the active group. Active groups always go well with us!
Susan 12th Oct 2019 Activity Director
Thanks for the suggestion
Sarah 15th Oct 2019 Diversional Therapist
we have a group come to us twice a month. During special occasions, like Easter, we do biscuit decorating. We use milk arrowroot biscuits as they are shaped like an Easter egg and involve both groups in making the icing and decorating the biscuits. I have an array of different coloured sprinkles and other toppings to use e.g. mini m&ms etc. The best part is they get to eat their creations which is always a popular treat! Other thinks I have done making book marks which involves colouring and laminating. i always find having something the children can take away with them is always a success and great talking point.

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