Here is another lovely and engaging creative group activity for seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Create a beautiful sunflowers poster in a group craft session!
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Drawing sunflowers is easy; if clients have difficulties, demonstrate or assist them with a few tips. The attached document shows an easy way of drawing sunflowers.

Materials:

  • Construction paper for sunflowers and leaves
  • Coloured pencils or acrylic paint, in different shades of yellow, orange, red, and other warm colours
  • Paint brushes
  • Craft Glue
  • Containers of water to clean brushes
  • Paper towels to dab excess paint
  • Large sheet of construction paper to mount the project

Instructions

  • Ask a group of clients to draw sunflowers; any size; from very large to small. Clients may need some inspiration; get hold of some pictures of sunflowers from magazines and old calendars (or the internet) and put on display for encouragement.
  • Paint sunflowers in different shades of yellow and orange.
  • Cut them out.
  • Assemble sunflowers on a poster.

Alternatively

  • Use sunflower templates provided and ask clients to colour them.
  • Assist them to cut them out.
  • Clients can then arrange and glue sunflowers and leaves onto construction paper above the ‘vase’ or otherwise create just a poster of the flowers.

We’d love to hear your feedback and see your photos!

Files included:

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Sunflowers Group Broject

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TINA 3rd Apr 2019 Memory Care Activities
Loved the outcome of this project. I have residents at varying stages so it worked well do have a few color the leaves one color with markers, while the others beautifully colored their own flowers. Ours too will be framed as a wonderful keepsake!!
Talita 4th Apr 2019
So beautiful Tina, thank you for sharing!
Kim 18th Jun 2018 Activity Officer
Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea. Our ladies really enjoyed making these beautiful happy sunflowers. Everyone was able to participate in this group activity and it was a wonderful activity that encouraged team work as the ladies all helped each other. We used crepe paper and kept to the orange yellow tones and it really looks effective. We used an old gift bag for the vase. It sits in a prominent spot near our bingo area and the ladies are loving showing of their new masterpiece.
Talita 18th Jun 2018
Gorgeous Kim! Thanks for posting a photo!
Clodagh 19th Feb 2018 Activity CoOrdinator
Lovely idea using sunflowers to cheer up the residents with the dull weather at the moment and at the same time each person being creative.
Talita 26th Feb 2018
Thanks so much for your feedback Clodagh x
Karen 18th Jan 2018 Lifestyle Lead
Thanks for the idea, we made this one on Tuesday to hang in our centre, it is al framed and ready to hang now.
Talita 21st Jan 2018
That's lovely to hear, thanks Karen!
Jacqui 4th Apr 2017 Diversional Therapist
thanks for this idea our weather is wet cold and grey at the moment so we could do with cheering up. I have printed out sunflower printout looking forwards to doing it with my people tomorrow
Talita 10th Apr 2017
Love to hear how it goes! Thanks for your feedback Jacqui.
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