Anyone with restless hands will enjoy working with any of our extensive range of activities. Well-made robust items, many made from natural wood, that utilise learnt skills such as screwing nuts and bolts, assembling cogs and gears, or lacing and threading giant wooden beads and blocks.
Our sand tables and accessories are ideal for a tactile activity, the use of sand gives a person with dementia a safe environment to express their emotions. Place objects nearby so they can place them in the sand or push them around, make this a non-verbal activity and let their minds wander into their own world of imagination.
These activities can help relieve stress and will keep people occupied in a constructive way and can often lead to conversion opportunities. Anyone living with dementia such as Alzheimer's can find products such as these that will help to keep them occupied in a meaningful way and often leads to reminiscence discussion about their past working life or household-related tasks.
Remember the See Saw from your childhood? This Balancing Duo game replicates the action of having to balance the two ends by choosing a selection of pieces that balance the structure. Players can even fill the clear tubs with sand, rice or other items to achieve different weights. Game includes a spirit level to help see the the lean of the platform. Stack the beads onto the rods and see if the other player can match you? Makes an inventive activity for older care home residents, also great tactile fun for anyone with a dementia.
Smaller version of the popular Ball and Gutter Game. Flexible beech wood rods form a channel into which the ball rolls, if everyone coordinates with each other, the ball can roll endlessly from one to another. Great fun for older care home residents and helps with communication and social bonding. 5 wooden lengths of varying lengths and a wooden ball - how many you keep going at one time? Can be played seated or standing.Can help with hand/eye coordination and concentration and can be played indoors or out.
Team effort gets results with this Ball and Gutter game. Flexible beech wood rods form a channel into which the ball rolls, if everyone coordinates with each other, the ball can roll endlessly from one to another. Great fun for older care home residents and helps with communication and social bonding. 10 wooden lengths of varying lengths and 4 wooden balls - how many can you keep going at one time? Can be played seated or standing.
Five specially designed tools, each with a particular motion e.g. spin, slide, twist, turn or roll. Ideal for use with anyone experiencing stress and can help keep hands and fingers moving to exercise joints.
For people with a dementia like Alzheimers, Finger Fidgets may help alleviate agitation and restlesness and help keep hands busy. See video below:
Fun fishing game that can help with both hand/eye coordination and numeracy. Four waterproof boards included giving two levels of play (1-5 printed or 1-10). 40 ducks and 4 fishing rods. Each duck numbered for added numeracy fun.
Is cork lighter than wood and is stone heavier than porcelain? How does wax feel, like styrofoam? How does felt smell like rubber? This Material Balancing Activity is a tactile way to have fun for older people. The 12 handy, equal-sized balls made of different materials invite you to feel and experiment. Players weigh the balls in their hands and estimate the weight before placing them on the scales. On each side of the bar there are 3 hollows in which the balls are safely located. Several balls can be placed on one side or the position of the balls can be varied.
Cast your line and catch a fish! Helps maintain hand/eye coordination and dexterity. Sturdy fish and rods. 26 assorted fish and 4 rods to get a good 'haul'.
Call the tow truck! This magnetic wooden puzzle game features colourful automotive artwork. Use the magnetic truck to “tow” the 10 numbered cars from the game board. Enjoy challenging fun returning the cars to their correct spots! A creative way to encourage hand/eye coordination and fine motor development.
Watch the coloured liquid ooze its way down the tube and relax! Fascinating to watch and three different tubes to choose from.
Will it Fit? is a game with a difference. Assemble the blocks on the carriage and pull it along using a rope and crank system - but will it get through the different shaped gates? Difficulty varies with the amount of gates inserted. Utilises close observation, planning, coordination and fine motor skills. Eco-friendly beech and birch wood pieces that fit neatly in the hand and are easy to grip for older care home residents. Makes a perfect activity to keep minds active and keep boredom at bay.
Giant tactile nuts and bolts set that are fun to screw and unscrew. Chunky pieces that are easy to grip and twist. Keeps restless hands busy and helps practice fine motor skills. 32 pieces. Fully washable pieces.
Create your own house with this Architects Threading Designs set. Shaped wooden pieces that are sewn together to make up different sized buildings - you choose how to design them. You can create your own village or maybe one larger building? Laces are easily passed through the holes - no needle needed. Perfect for older people as keeps minds engaged and can help improve hand/eye coordination. Also utilises spacial awareness, colour coordination and symmetry.
Pack of 54 chunky oversized buttons for easy threading. 5 sizes in 5 colours to colour coordinate, shape sort or just thread together for fun!
Lovely large bead shapes that enable easy threading and easy manipulation for all ages and abilities. Each bead is approx. 4.5cm. Laces included.
Create fun routes by lacing the cards according to colour and texture.Set of 36 high quality cards with large holes. Laces have 3cm firm ends for easy positioning.
Set of three wooden blocks with holes and threaders. Ends are stiffened for easy threading. Ideal for developing hand/eye coordination.
Set of chunky puzzle pieces to assemble into 6 different bird/animal images that have 6 pieces each. Beautiful photographs that will inspire any player. Simple to complete and easy to grip wooden pieces.
A tactile and visual therapeutic table top activity which will appeal to people with a dementia like Alzheimer's. Helps with hand/eye coordination.
Tactile Wooden Bead Maze will keep anyone's interest for a long time. Older people will love to manipulate the coloured beads along the wire maze to get from one side to the other. Utilises fine motor skills, helps with hand/eye coordination and can improve concentration levels. Ideal for anyone living with a dementia and also people who are sight impaired.
Budding florists can create countless floral arrangements with this innovative set. 4 bases, 16 stems and leaves and 24 flowers make endless beautiful creations.
100 assorted brick shapes for pressing together and creating unique models. Can also be used for shape sorting, colour matching, counting etc. Great for helping practise hand/eye coordination and keeping minds busy. Makes a good activity for anyone living with dementia too. Fully washable.
Cogs and Gears is a stimulating and tactile activity which has proven to be a real success with people with dementia due to the stunning visual effect. Alter and change the cogs and gears to make your own system, then set the wheels in motion. A fun game which can help activate thinking and logical thinking skills in older people. Highly contrasting brightly coloured pieces make this good for anyone with a sight impairment too. 49 cogs and gears with interlocking base plates.
Keep fingers busy with this table top cogs activity. Perfectly sized to fit on a lap or table top and made from smooth wood. Makes a lovely tactile game for anyone confined to a bed or chair and the cogs are interchangeable.
Who can get their coloured balls into the centre first! Can be played by two people racing against each other or individually as a fun activity to help practise hand/eye coordination.
Can you replicate the design on the card using the relevant magnets and stand? 35 reversible cards, 8 magnet rings make this a unique game for all ages. Helps develop observation and fine motor skills.
Highly tactile game to appeal to all the senses. Place pieces face down and select two, then shake each and see if the sounds match. If not place back and let another player try. If you are correct then turn them over to display the image. Ideal to improve listening skills for younger and older players.
Lovely tactile 'feely' game that is simple to play for all ages. Twelve easy grip wooden pieces. Played just like a game of 'pairs' but this time you try to find two triangles that both weight the same. Makes a good game for older people who have limited hand dexterity and can also be used more simply for people with early-mid stage dementia.
Try to match the coloured balls to the pattern on the cards. Great game to help develop fine motor skills and concentration. The balls must be moved to a parking position before they can take their correct spot.
Brightly coloured wooden chunky pieces will keep hands and minds active. Helps practise fine motor skills with screwing and twisting the tactile shapes.
Have fun building all sorts of 3D structures and colourful mazes. Simply interlock the 4 types of tubes for endless configurations. Great tactile and visual game for all abilities. See video below:
Lovely chunky wooden shapes to slot into the correct holes. Great for little ones and also can be used for older people to practise fine motor skills. All wood construction.
Keep hands and minds busy with this sturdy wooden locking compartments box. 4 types of lock to negotiate. A great activity for those with dementia
Keep older hands busy with this fun Compact Lock House. Four different ways to unlock the doors: hinge lock, bolt, u-lock and slide lock. Different materials that provide an all-round tactile experience. Makes a great activity for anyone with a dementia - can evoke past memories of household experiences and lead to meaningful discussion. Ideal size to sit on a lap tray.Try
Everything you need to tinker and build. 91 different pieces to screw, twist, push and pull. Suitable for all ages from 3 to 103.
Ring the doorbell and peek inside this Doorbell House Tactile Activity. Made from sturdy wood, each side has an opening door with a bell to ring and includes 4 play people. You can even lock/unlock each door and never lose the key as they are securely fastened to a long tape for ease of use. Ideal for older people with a dementia - the action of locking/unlocking doors helps with reminisce therapy. Also keeps hands busy and minds occupied.
Our House of Locks is ideal for men who enjoy manual tasks. Helps to practice and retain fine motor skills and gives great scope for conversation. See video below:
Keep minds and hands active with this ingenious, robust, latched box. Six brightly painted doors each with a different opening mechanism.
This toolbox has 12 pieces and is a great reminiscence activity for dementia patients, the tools can be held and talked about a favourit with men
Fans of DIY love this sturdy wooden workbench. Complete with tools and vice, flip it over to make a useful toolbox for storage. Ideal for someone with dementia.
Fine quartz sand that runs silky smooth through fingers and sand accessories. Large 1.2kg Bag of Fine Sand means you will have a ready supply for your sensory and tactile sand activity sessions. Makes a perfect care home activity for older people with dementia as they love the feel of the sand through their hands and enjoy making patterns and drawing with their fingers. Helps improve concentration levels and helps hand/eye contact as well as allowing individual creativity.
Keep your sand tray clean and tidy with this Lid for the Standard Sand Tray. The natural colour blends with the beech wood of the tray and fits neatly over the top with a large rubberised cord to stretch over the handles, keeping everything in place. Not suitable for use with the Small Sand Tray. Or why not invest in a Sand Tray Trolley for easy movement and storage of all your sand accessories?
Add an extra dimension to you sensory sand activity sessions with this Mirror accessory. Place in the centre of the Standard Sand Tray and watch how the designs are reflected back to you in a symmetrical way. Includes 2 wooden blocks to stabilise the mirror. Sand play is a recognised sensory and tactile activity for use with those living with a dementia and can aid concentration and hand/eye coordination and individual creativity.
Why not add to the fun when using our Small Sand Tray with this Sand Accessory Set? Kit contains rubber brush, tactile ball, sand pen, rake, pattern rakes and sand straightener, all made with natural beech wood for a smooth tactile feel. Makes a great sensory activity for anyone living with dementia in a care home. Incorporates fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination. Why not see our other sand accessories such as Sand Drawing Tube Set or Sand Pattern Roller Set too?
This Sand Accessory Set provides so much extra fun to a sand activity and gives added options to utilise fine motor skills and improve hand/eye coordination. Set includes Sand Pens, Tactile Ball, Magnet Beetle Game, Sand Squeegee and Wooden Riser Feet. Makes a good activity for anyone living with a dementia or learning disability in a care home. Can also be used with the Small Sand Tray too.
Create more fun with a sand activity with these Sand Drawing Tubes. 3 assorted effects - just fill with sand and create your own words and patterns. Ideal used with our Standard Sand Tray that uses extra fine quartz sand for a free-flowing feel. A sensory and tactile activity that is particularly good for older people with dementia or a learning disability. Can aid hand/eye coordination and help improve concentration.
Our Sand Line Rollers give additional fun for sensory and tactile sand activity sessions. Just roll the tubes into flattened sand and either straight, waves or zig ag lines are created. Players can trace the lines with their fingers or with a Sand Drawing Tube (see below). Helps improve hand/eye coordination and concentration for older people with dementia. For use with our Sand Tray in Small or Standard size. Made from clear washable acrylic.
Make the fun go further with your sand activity with these Sand Pattern Rollers. 3 assorted designs to press into the sand and create pretty patterns. Ideal for use with our Standard Sand Tray. Why not add more fun with an Accessory Set. Sand is a recognised sensory and tactile activity that is ideal for older people in care homes - especially for anyone with dementia. It can help improve concentration levels and hand/eye coordination as well as allowing for individual creativity to flourish.
Why not add a set of these Sand Pattern Sieves to your Sand Tray? Set of 3 different pattern effects that can help improve hand/eye coordination and utilise fine motor skills in older people living in care homes. Makes a lovely sensory activity for anyone with a dementia. Why not also use with our Sand Accessory Set too? Made from washable acrylic. Diameter: 8cm.
An invaluable source of inspiration with your sand activity sessions, Marielle Seitz's 'Write it in the Sand' book shows you how you can get the best out of your experiences with fresh ideas and suggestions. Why not purchase alongside your Sand Tray? Can be used for both the Small Sand Tray and Standard Sand Tray. Sand activities make a sensory and tactile activity that are especially suited to older people living with a dementia in care homes, but can provide fun for people of all abilities.
Our Sand Tray Trolley is the perfect way to store your Standard Sand Tray and Accessories. Made from durable Beech wood, it comes with a handy shelf and cover plate and has four locking wheel castors to guarantee stability when in use. Makes a great addition for any care home and can be wheeled around for different groups to enjoy. Also good for schools or learning disabled centres.
Sand is a wonderful, tactile activity for older people and especially for anyone living with a dementia in a care home. Our Small Sand Tray is perfect to fit on any table or even on a lap. Let the fine sand trickle through fingers or use our accessories to add extra fun. Tray has a safety glass bottom that can take coloured paper that will show through when making deeper holes or patterns for colour contrast. Also comes with a bag of quartz sand and a wooden sand straightener.
The perfect sensory and tactile activity to help improve fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination, our Standard Sand Tray is a larger version of the Small Sand Tray. Set includes a 1kg bag of fine quartz sand, 2 pattern rakes and a sand straightener. Base is made from safety glass and can be used to place coloured paper underneath to show contrasting colours when making deeper patterns. Ideal for anyone who is sight impaired or living with a dementia.
This lovely cross stitch kit is one in four we are now stocking. Chosen for its beautiful design and ease of use. With all you need included in the kit, it is a great activity for anyone that enjoys embroidery.
Every cat lovers delight, embroid this colourful cat and place it in a frame to admire.
Pack of 12 deflated textured balls, makes catching easy, create patterns in sand or paint.