Celebrate special days from around the World with themed activity ideas, history, quizzes, trivia and more!
Try downloading or printing a list of the most basic phrases in other languages, such as French, Italian, Spanish, or a language in some of your resident's first language. You will find that some of the residents are conversant in more languages than English!
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Test your knowledge of the history and culture of United States of America!
Guess the countries by the clues provided!
20 Questions and Answers about Romania. This activity is suitable as a multicultural quiz or for reminiscing with seniors from Eastern Europe.
A quiz that focuses on the history of Australia
A fun quiz for the elderly featuring famous European cities.
In nursing homes and other long term care facilities, the morning and afternoon coffee breaks are very special times when residents may welcome relatives and visitors to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee; strengthen friendships, and catch up with peers and staff.
Learn about Scotland with this quiz! Great for reminiscing with seniors.
Cultural diversity is an important factor influencing senior care. Providing culturally sensitive care is essential to supporting the elderly from diverse cultural backgrounds.
20 Questions and Answers about Poland. This activity is suitable for reminiscing with seniors from Poland.
Armchair Travel takes people to faraway places without leaving home. It provides a sensory experience and the opportunity to learn about exotic lands and important past events in a meaningful manner. This is a wonderful activity for seniors living in nursing homes and suitable for people with dementia.
Say 'hello' in 25+ different languages! If you have a client from a country not listed here, find out how they say 'hello' in their language.
Activity staff need to communicate effectively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds in order to create conditions and programs sympathetic to their experiences.
Our world is a melting pot of religion, culture and languages. Religious respect and tolerance is essential for peaceful co-existence. Entertain, educate (yourself and others), and advocate for pluralism by introducing residents to the basics of exotic religions, and encourage discussion.
Celebrate diversity in religion!
How to say God in 20+ other languages
What are the nicknames given to the following cities?
Celebrate the International Day of Peace with a Multi-cultural all-day Party.
The Social & Cultural Profile Form is an important part of the overall assessment of each individual entering long term care.
Hold a Market Day with multicultural pizzazz! An exhibition of fresh, exotic produce from around the world is sure to attract many residents.
Learn how to say 'father' in different languages.
Someone said that defining poetry is like grasping at the wind. It evokes intense emotion on the reader, it warms the heart, and it transposes you to the land of dreams and possibilities.
More decorations for Harmony Day - ribbon surrounding Globe.
Make your own lovely paper people garlands and table centerpieces.
Provide residents with the opportunity to develop friendships and understanding of one another.
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Questions 12 and 13 may bring sad memories to POW's residents who remember the WWII; you may skip them.
Cultural quizzes bring awareness and promote social inclusion. Make this quiz into a Gala occasion by having some 'fado' music in the background while having a cup of tea accompanied by Portuguese tarts.
20 Question about Croatia
A social opportunity for discussion and reminiscing.
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Have fun decorating international flags.
Celebrate cultural diversity by creating flags and sewing or gluing onto fabric.
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Say 'I love you' in 20+ different ways!
Here are some affectionate ways of addressing grandparents in other languages.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of 'World Hello Day'. It promotes the idea that conflicts are better settled using communication rather than confrontation.
Lovely and inspirational poems about kindness.
Here is some interesting cultural trivia from around the World.
Here are two short biographies of famous peace-makers Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.
If you have participants from the referred countries, encourage them to help out and perhaps to sing one verse in their native language.
For facilities that have people from a cultural and linguistic diverse background (CALD) it is a good idea to make a 'Radio Guide' with musical and talk-shows programs to suit each individual.
How to say 'Good Day' in 22 different languages. How many do you know? For this activity you should try to involve staff; especially those from other countries to help out and add to the list.
Here is a Word Search of Minority Languages to help celebrate International Mother Language Day.
Here is another quiz to celebrate International Mother Language Day.
Latin was the language of ancient Rome. See how many Latin words you know. I am sure you know more than you think.
Where in the world would you most likely find these things? A fun quiz for the elderly!
Enjoy a multicultural food day to celebrate the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jnr.
In which countries did the following foods originate from?
In which country would you see people wearing these?
To promote tolerance. To encourage acceptance and inclusion of cultural diversity.