While COVID-19 continues to affect care homes and those people who are having to shield themselves, we understand that the need for good health and wellbeing is ever important.
That's why Activities to Share have put together a range of ideas to help keep minds and bodies active, while staying at safe distances.
We have carefully selected a range of activities that are easy to clean by wiping with sanitiser or are fully washable in soapy water. Such as Pentominoes - plastic geometric shapes that can be arranged in a wide array of patterns, or Story Starter Cubes - roll the dice and see how long you can keep a story going?
We have taken the guesswork out of games that can be played apart or individually to enable safe distancing.
Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team for any further information on:
01227 362858 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This easy to use Talking Tube can be used to communicate across a small 3 metre distance between rooms or between indoor/outdoor environments. The retro telephone earpieces appeal to older people and can be used as a conversation aid for people with a dementia. Ideal solution for care home residents or older people living along whilst shielding during coronovirus as enables safe chatting from a distance whilst seeing each other through the window.Fully washable.
Modern twist on a well-loved game. Noughts and Crosses in a 3-D version, where four in vertical, horizontal or diagonal row wins the game - you can go up as well as along. Game includes two blocker pieces for extra strategy. 66 pieces and full instructions. Fully washable.
For dog-lovers everywhere, no one could resist this gentle expression! A lovely way to inspire conversation. 13 large plastic pieces that will not bend or break.
A top favourite with a music theme. Great for recalling all those favourite tunes. Oversized ball that is easy to catch and throw. Care homes love to use these as they can be played seated or standing and encourage chatting and laughing. See video below:
It's time to see who has the biggest brain with this trivia game. 600 questions on general knowledge, geography, music, food, movies and animals - this will put your trivia know-how to the test!
Get on your dancing shoes and quickstep your way through our latest Musical Memories Quiz Floor Mat©. Just throw your bean bag onto one of the symbols and answer the dance or music-related question. Or you might land on a 'Finish the Lyrics' where your singing (and memory) skills may be needed!
Who needs a beach when you have our Moulding Sand Set? Lovely, tactile soft sand that will form any shape without the need for extra water. Our set comes with two different moulds to make a sandcastle village, plus 4 bags of coloured moulding sand - enough for a group to use. Perfect activity for older care home residents with a dementia. Safe to use and any messes just sweep up easily. Also ideal for those who are sight impaired.
Story Cubes are the perfect way to get a story started Just roll the three dice and see which images are uppermost then use these to begin your tall tale! Great for telling stories 'in the round' where each person in a group takes up the unfinished tale and continues. Good tactile fun and Ideal for encouraging conversation for older residents in care homes. 18 different symbols including: bomb, drowning, life jacket, 'help' and many more to make an exciting tale.