I work in a 32 bed memory support unit. The residents all have cognitive impairment but most love this game.  This is a great game for people of all abilities.


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Susan 25th Oct 2019 Activity Director
Another great idea Linette
There are so many great ideas here
Linette 24th Oct 2019 Program Manager
We do this also. I had my dementia group paint washers the colours of the dots. This way I can have a large group. I have two mats. They Get 5 points for getting it theirs but minus 2 points if they get it on any part of someone else's color. Boy do we have some serious competition.
Susan 22nd Oct 2019 Activity Director
Thanks for your input Katja

Katja 21st Oct 2019 Recreation Activiites Officer
I played it for the first time today. In the first round they could throw on any circle with the points as per game with 8 bean bags.

In the second game they could double their points by throwing the red bean bag on the red circle. The green bag on the green circle, the red bag on the red circle and the yellow on the yellow circle.

In the third game I taped down a chocolate in the green circle and a chocolate in the yellow circle and then gave them 3 20 cent coins to try and aim for one of the chocolates. If they got the coin on that circle with the chocolate they won it. If the coin got on any other circles I scored that as well and person with highest amount got the prize.

Residents loved the variety of the three games and were very competitive. Thank you also for the music and quiz suggestions will try that next...yeah!!!
Susan 17th Oct 2019 Activity Director
It’s wonderful that there are so many ideas that you can use with this twister mat thank you all for your suggestions
Michelle L 16th Oct 2019 Director Of Recreation
I use the Twister mat for penny toss. I place a prize in each circle. They get three pennies. The penny has to land completely in the circle to win. If they win more than1 prize, they choose which one they want. They are allow to win two prizes in the game. They have fun playing on Fridays. We use snacks , bottled water with a pk of drink powder, soda
Susan 16th Oct 2019 Activity Director
Thanks for this idea Angie
Angie 15th Oct 2019 Activity Director
We do this but with each color is a different music category such as green. Is country music, blue is gospel yellow popular music and red rock n roll. We would have 10 music titles for each group. They then throw the bean bag to hit a color then we would play a part of that song they would have to guess it. We call it a twist on twister. They love it.
Angie 15th Oct 2019 Activity Director
We do this but with each color is a different music category such as green. Is country music, blue is gospel yellow popular music and red rock n roll. We would have 10 music titles for each group. They then throw the bean bag to hit a color then we would play a part of that song they would have to guess it. We call it a twist on twister. They love it.
Lesley 9th Oct 2019 Activities Coordinator
I have done a similar activity to this;

The resident spun the dial and when it stopped at that colour they threw a bean bag and tried to land on the stated colour. Once this was completed they then had to answer a general knowledge question and we carried on until the people taking part had had a turn and then everyone wished another turn. Once finished the residents all had two jelly baby sweets each.
They then watched as three of our carers had a game of twister with much laughter coming from everyone.

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Susan 2nd Oct 2019 Activity Director
Great idea
Lynette 1st Oct 2019
Love the topic on the floor mat idea Liz.
Could also mix it up with 1:1 activity of their choice to be actioned by end of week.
Vicki 1st Oct 2019 Care Facilitator With Aged Care
I have also bought the game Twister & use the bean bag throwing on the mat activity. Giving each colour different points. It's a fun game for the client's at the Day Centre. I like the other idea Liz had for each colour having a topic. Must try this idea.
Regina 1st Oct 2019 Life Enrichment Coordinator
I have done something similiar I would lay the mat out, place candy on the different color dots. The resident would spin the spinner whatever color it the spinner landed on what the type of candy they would get.
Liz 29th Sep 2019 Administrator/Actiordinatorvities Co-
I have done a similar game with a twister mat. I have also done a twister quiz - each colour has a topic eg green nature, red history etc and whatever colour the beanbag lands on, the resident is asked a question from that category.
Christine 24th Sep 2019 Carer/ Studying Lifestyle
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