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Activities For Caregivers: 101 Things to Do

1. Clip coupons

2. Sort poker chips

3. Count tickets

4. Rake leaves

5. Use the carpet sweeper

6. Read out loud from: Good Old Days Box 428 Seabrook, NH 03874-0428

7. Bake cookies

8. Look up names in the phone book

9. Read the daily paper out loud

10. Ask a friend or neighbor who has a baby or young child to visit

11. Listen to music

12. Plant seeds indoors or outside

13. Look at family photos

14. Toss a ball

15. Color pictures

16. Make homemade lemonade

17. Wipe off the table

18. Weed the flower bed

19. Make cream cheese mints: *2lbs powdered sugar *8 oz. Cream cheese *2 drops peppermint extract *food coloring as desired *knead together and press into mint molds

20. Have a spelling bee

21. Read from: The Reader’s Digest Pleasantville, NY 10570

22. Fold clothes

23. Have a neighbor or friend visit with a “calm” pet

Elder care nurse playing jigsaw puzzle with senior woman in nursing home

24. Cut pictures out of greeting cards

25. Dress up; fancy or fun

26. Bake homemade bread

27. Sort objects such as beads by shape or color

28. Sing Christmas carols

29. Say, “tell me more” when they start talking about a memory

30. Put silverware away

31. Make a valentine collage

32. Play favorite songs and sing together

33. Take a ride

34. Make a cherry pie

35. Read aloud from: Ideals P.O. Box 1101 Milwaukee, WS 53201

36. Dye Easter Eggs

37. Match a basket of socks

38. Take a ride

39. Make a cherry pie

40. String cheerios to hang outside for the birds

41. Make a fresh fruit salad

42. Sweep the patio

43. Color paper shamrocks green

44. Fold towels

45. Have an afternoon tea

46. Remember great inventions

47. Play Pictionary

48. Paint a sheet

49. Cut out paper dolls

50. Identify states and capitolssenior_assisted_living_photo

51. Make a family tree poster

52. Color a picture of a flag

53. Cook hot dogs outside

54. Grow magic rocks

55. Water house plants

56. Reminisce about the first kiss

57. Play horse shoes

58. Dance

59. Sing favorite hymns

60. Make homemade ice cream

61. Force bulbs for winter blooming

62. Make Christmas cards

63. Sort playing cards by their color

64. Write a letter to a family member

65. Dress in red on football Saturdays

66. Pop popcorn

67. Name the presidents

68. Give a manicure

69. Make paper butterflies

70. Plant a tree

71. Make a May basket

72. Make homemade apple sauce

73. Finish famous sayings

74. Feed the ducks

75. Mold with play dough

76. Look at pictures in a National Geographic National Geographic Society PO Box 2895 Washington, DC 02077-9960

77. Put a simple puzzle togethermemory care .2

78. Sand wood

79. Rub on pleasant scented hand lotion

80. Decorate paper placemats

81. Arrange fresh flowers

82. Remember famous people

83. Straighten the underwear drawer

84. Finish nursery rhymes

85. Make peanut butter sandwiches

86. Wipe off the patio furniture

87. Cut up used paper for scratch paper

88. Take care of a fish tank

89. Trace and cut out leaves

90. Ask simple trivia questions

91. Finish Bible quotes

92. Paint with string

93. Make a collage out of picture

94. Read classic short stories

95. Put coins into a jar

96. Sew sewing cards

97. Put bird feed out for birds

98. Clean out a pumpkin

99. Reminisce about a favorite summer

100. Roll yarn into a ball

101. Make a birthday cake

Supplied Courtesy: Susan Lonn Lonn, Madonna Adult Day Services, Lincoln, Nebraska. Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County Chapter Newsletter – Summer 1994, Revised 6/98 101 THINGS TO DO