Let's Chat covers a wide range of Autumn hobbies for us to enjoy. Alongside the Let's Chat video's we have put together a range of activities that complement the subjects.
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Extra large tactile cards to match with a game of Pairs or Snap. Each design has a linked tactile finish to 'feel' and match with a similar one. Can also link type i.e plants, animals, beach etc. Great for anyone with a visual impairment.
Can you identify 12 different fruits just from the smell? 24 cards depicting 12 fruits showing outer and cut inside plus 12 smelling bottles. Lovely sensory activity that helps to teach about different fruits.
Mind out for the chickens! This lovely pastoral scene is sure to appeal to everyone. Larger-than-average pieces make this easy to grip for all abilities.
Vibrantly coloured and so much detail in this fun puzzle. How many different products can you spot? Large 3.5cm pieces to make it easy to grip for small and larger hands.
Our very own Fragrant Memories Kit has all you need to evoke past memories and encourage discussion. Just put a few drops of the fragrance on the pad and place in the smelling pot. Three specially selected fragrances and five smelling pots (two for your own items e.g. lemon peel, rose petal, coffee...).
14 pairs of smooth and tactile beech plywood square tiles, each colour printed on one side with beautiful clear photographic images of real fruit and vegetables. The chunky tiles are easy for hands to grip, rotate and turn over.
Learn to distinguish your ash from your sassafras with this Match a Leaf game. Place the cards face down and see if you can remember where the matching pairs are located. Collect more pairs than your opponent to win! Written by the Head of the Arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, this makes a lovely game for older people in care homes and can help improve memory and hand/eye coordination too.
Another in our delightful series of Meaningful Memories project books - this one has great Woodland Animals images to inspire budding artists to decorate with pens or paint. Simple, bold outlines make this activity ideal for older people especially anyone with dementia or with sight impairment. Why not use with our Colouring Pencils code: CPP20 or Paint Palette code PPAL too! Art and craft can aid relaxation and allow the mind to focus on gentle, repetitive action which can ease worry and stressful thoughts.
Recreate wartime dishes with this handy recipe book, packed with hints and tips from the National Food Campaign. Try Minced Beef Roll, Potato Pie and many more!
Two activities in one, this Nature Pack - Autumn pack provides inspiration and guidance to get more out of being outdoors. The Nature Explorer book contains quality photographs that highlight the season to spark a chat. Nature Walker contains textures to search and find. Waterproof too! Learn more about Autumn nature around you.
Older people in care homes can get professional results every time with this Paint by Numbers - Woodland Deer design. Kit contains everything you need to create your own masterpiece - just match the colours to its counterpart numbered area - it's so easy. Makes a great activity for all abilities and can help with relaxation and mindfulness. Creative pastimes can be a great way to achieve a level of achievement and satisfaction, especially with older people living in care homes.
This kit contains everything you need to make this magnificent Highland Cow with our Simply Make Kit. Includes different coloured wools, polystyrene body shapes and felting needles. Full instructions are enclosed. Needle felting is so simple to do, just place the coloured wool over the body where you need it and push the needle through the layers to bind together. Very tactile and rhythmic and can help alleviate stress and relax the mind. Why not try our other kits, choose from Penguin, Giraffe, Panda or Brown Bear?
Adding to our range of needlecraft is the Hedgehog. Just in time for Autumn