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EASY GUIDE - AT HOME FAMILY ACTIVITY IDEAS

Please note: Any outdoor activities mentioned here is for COVID-19 free situation or risk levels where our loved ones are safe to go out and about. If in doubt go to www.covid19.govt.nz

If your loved one isn’t interested in the activity, just take a break, or ask them what they would like to do. You should focus on the process of the activity, not the results. What matters the most is that your loved one enjoys the time and feels useful.

Seniors/elders with mobility

Board games/Get creative

  • Bingo with numbers or pictures
  • Snakes & Ladders
  • Connect 4
  • Checkers
  • Dominos
  • Jenga building blocks
  • Quoits (requires throwing small hoops. Can be done standing up or sitting down) sit back 3 metres or less and throw to try and on the spike.
  • Play cards- suipi, last card, go fish, snap, memory game
  • Pin the village/town (like pin the tail on the donkey)
    Blind fold or ask to close their eyes & pin the village/town print out or drawing on a large A3 paper or scrap book.
  • Painting on a canvas
  • Colouring in – felt pens and colouring in books
  • Arts and crafts

Seniors/elders with limited mobility

Board games/Get creative

  • Bingo with numbers or pictures
  • Snakes & ladders
  • Connect 4
  • Checkers
  • Dominos
  • Jenga building blocks
    Quoits (requires throwing small hoops. Can be done standing or sitting down) sit back 3 metres or less and throw to try and get on the spike.
  • Play cards- suipi, last card, go fish, snap, memory game
  • Pin the village/town (like pin the tail on the donkey)
    Blind fold or ask to close their eyes & pin the village/town print out or drawing on a large A3 paper or scrap book.
  • Painting on a canvas
  • Colouring in – felt pens and colouring books
  • Arts and crafts

Stimulating Dementia Activities

Board games/Get creative

  • Large jig saw puzzle
  • Bingo with numbers or pictures
  • Dominos
  • Jenga building blocks
  • Play cards – memory game, go fish
    Quoits (requires throwing small hoops. Can be done standing or sitting down) sit back 3 metres or less and throw to try and get on the spike.
  • Balloon game –play some music & sit in a circle and hit the balloon to your neighbour. Try and not let it hit the floor.
  • Flower arrangements –when they have finished place on the dinner table or their table.
  • Painting on a canvas
  • Colouring in – felt pens and colouring books
  • Arts and crafts

What you need:

Board games vary from
The Warehouse, Kmart, $2 bargain stores between $7-$25.

Or create your own out of cardboard, paper, scissors, glue, felt pens, look items that can be used as counters. E.g., Little stones/pebbles, search through the kid’s drawers in their rooms.

Find an old vase/container/empty small box. Select flowers/plants in your backyard or buy artificial from the $2 bargain stores.
Acrylic paints, blank canvas, paint brush & stencil sets at the above stores.

Exercise & physical activity

  • Dancing to music –
    Turn on their favourite music they grew up with
  • Very light exercise, depending on their stage
  • Indoor bowls
    In a circle each family member sitting down. Place the white ball anywhere within the circle. In 2 teams blue and red (whatever colours you have)
    Each member will alternate to throw their colour team ball. The closest colour ball to the white ball wins.
  • Cooking & baking

Exercise & physical activity

  • Dancing to music –
    Turn on their favourite music they grew up with
  • Very light exercise, depending on their stage
  • Indoor bowls
    In a circle each family member sitting down. Place the white ball anywhere within the circle. In 2 teams blue and red (whatever colours you have)
    Each member will alternate to throw their colour team ball. The closest colour ball to the white ball wins.
  • Cooking & baking

Exercise & physical activity

  • Dancing to music –
    Turn on their favourite music they grew up with
  • Very light exercise, depending on their stage
  • Indoor bowls
    In a circle each family member sitting down. Place the white ball anywhere within the circle. In 2 teams blue and red (whatever colours you have)
    Each member will alternate to throw their colour team ball. The closest colour ball to the white ball wins.
  • Simple ideas – folding tea towels/clothing
  • Poppit (when sitting down)

Phone/speaker/tv/youtube/radio

Indoor bowls -Get creative! Roll up coloured socks and use black or white socks as the target. Buy packet of coloured tennis balls at the Warehouse ($15) or Buy sensory coloured balls at Kmart/The Warehouse (*-$15)

Go out and about

  • Go shopping together
  • A car ride & buy their favourite
    ice-cream/treat
  • Visit their favourite place around town

Go out and about

  • Go shopping together
  • A car ride & buy their favourite
    ice-cream/treat
  • Visit their favourite place around town

Go out and about

  • Go shopping together
  • A car ride & buy their favourite
    ice-cream/treat
  • Visit their favourite place around town

Reliable car

Reminisce about their life

  • Start interviewing taking videos of your loved one.
  • Watch favourite videos of their culture, songs/music/movies
  • Look through photos and make a photo album
  • Watch family videos together
  • Ask about their favourite memories around a particular topic, what they remember about their parents/siblings/going on the bus rides around the island/swimming at the local beach, family bar b ques/ shopping at the local market.

Reminisce about their life

  • Start interviewing taking videos of your loved one.
  • Watch favourite videos of their culture, songs/music/movies
  • Look through photos and make a photo album
  • Watch family videos together
  • Ask about their favourite memories around a particular topic, what they remember about their parents/siblings/going on the bus rides around the island/swimming at the local beach, family bar b ques/ shopping at the local market.

Reminisce about their life

  • Start interviewing taking videos of your loved one.
  • Watch favourite videos of their culture, songs/music/movies
  • Look through photos and make a photo album
  • Watch family videos together
  • Ask about their favourite memories around a particular topic, what they remember about their parents/siblings/going on the bus rides around the island/swimming at the local beach, family bar b ques/ shopping at the local market.

Phone with record function/ youtube/tv/laptop/ipad

Old photo albums

Bible games/reading

Quizzes
www.ministry-to-children.com

https://theshirleyjourney.com/10-bible-games-for-families/

  • Look up chapter….
    Each person will have or share a bible. Can be done individually or in teams of 2.
  • With a closed bible, the caller will then have a chapter open and call out to the family…The first person to look up Psalms 1 v 3….
  • The first person to read out the correct chapter and verse will gain 1 point.

Bible games/reading

Quizzes
www.ministry-to-children.com

https://theshirleyjourney.com/10-bible-games-for-families/

  • Look up chapter….
    Each person will have or share a bible. Can be done individually or in teams of 2.
  • With a closed bible, the caller will then have a chapter open and call out to the family…The first person to look up Psalms 1 v 3….
  • The first person to read out the correct chapter and verse will gain 1 point.

Bible games/reading

During downtime or quiet time, sit down with your loved one and read their favourite bible verses/story.

English or bible in your own language