Activity Idea of the Month

Super Bowl bingo cards

Super Bowl Bingo Game

Celebrate Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles by hosting a fun bingo game (by studiodiy.com) for your residents. For the activity, pass out bingo cards for residents to mark whenever an item on their bingo card appears on television, either during the game or in a commercial. (Find the printable bingo cards on the website.) Award a fun prize for the first person who gets bingo. (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2023 Men’s Activity Calendar.)

Creative Craft of the Month

Mardi Gras necklaces

Mardi Gras Necklaces

Recruit residents to recognize Mardi Gras (February 21) by assembling Mardi Gras necklaces (by momdot.com). Make the fun necklaces by taking regular Mardi Gras bead necklaces, and cutting them and gluing them together to create necklaces that have fun designs. (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2023 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Mardi Gras Week.)

Activity Ideas for Male Residents

Presidents' Day log cabin

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

Recognize Presidents’ Day on February 20th with the men by having them construct log cabins (by funfamilycrafts.com) made with pretzel sticks. For the activity, supply single-serve milk cartons for the men to cover with peanut butter before attaching pretzel sticks, Rolo candies, and Wheat Thins. Award a prize to the first person who finishes their log cabin. (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2023 Men’s Activity Calendar.)

strawberry roses

One-on-One Activity of the Month

Invite your resident to enjoy this valentine season with flowers – but instead of working with real flowers, show your resident how to create strawberry roses (by ashandcrafts.com). Use plastic knives to show your resident how to make the perfect cuts to create the rose. (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2023 Men’s Activity Calendar.)

Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

Super Bowl Strawberries

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

Gather residents during this Super Bowl Sunday (February 12) to make a batch of Super Bowl strawberries (by blog.vickybarone.com), using strawberries, melted white chocolate, and melted dark chocolate. (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2023 Men’s Activity Calendar.)

Cardboard Yarn Hearts

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

Recognize Valentine’s Day (February 14) by inviting residents to create yarn-wrapped cardboard hearts (by craftymorning.com). To make the hearts, first cut out heart shapes from cardboard. Then have residents wrap the hearts with red yarn. Use the finished hearts as decoration for your valentine festivities. (This activity idea is also featured in our February 2023 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

Activity Resource of the Month

Word Search Puzzles

Puzzles.ca

Check out our resource for the month, Puzzles.ca, to find word search puzzles to use as independent activities or for a group contest to see who can complete their word search puzzle first.

Quick Tip:

Start a Newsletter Club featuring your facility’s residents as the writers and editors. Recruit volunteers to type the articles for a fun, monthly one-page newsletter.

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