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Leprechaun Hats

Learn how to make Leprechaun Hats out of food storage containers!

You Will Need:

  • Small, round plastic container with lid
  • Green Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Black Ribbon
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Something to fill your hat with (skittles, gold coins, etc.)
  • Hot Glue Gun

To Begin:

  1. With your small, round plastic container in front of you, paint the outside green.
  2. Once dry, wrap the black ribbon around the base of your container. Cut the ribbon where the two ends meet.
  3. With your hot glue gun handy, add a dab of glue to the base of your container. Place one end of the ribbon in the glue, wrap the ribbon around the container, then secure it by adding another dab of glue to the other end.
  4. Next, we’ll make the buckle – cut a small half-inch by half-inch square from your yellow construction paper. Then carefully cut a square out of the center of the paper.
  5. Add another dab of glue to the ribbon for the buckle to attach to.
  6. Once dry, add your goodies inside and you’re done!

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Fortune Cookie Valentines

Valentine’s Day is approaching – have you made your valentines yet?? Get crafty with your residents and make these super simple Fortune Cookie Valentines.

You Will Need:

  • Felt Fabric or Scrapbook Paper
  • Plain White Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Dots
  • Marker

To Begin:

  1. Start by tracing and cutting out a circle from your felt or scrapbook paper.
  2. With your plain white paper, cut out a strip of paper roughly 3 inches x .5 inch.
  3. Write your message on the strip of paper.
  4. Place your note in the middle of the circle you just cut out.
  5. Fold the circle in half without creasing the paper.
  6. Place a glue dot on the outer edge of the circle, grab the corners with your pointer and thumb and pinch together.
  7. Trim off any excess paper from your note.
  8. Make many and give to many!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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National Crossword Day!

Today is National Crossword Day!
To celebrate we’ve put together a fun crossword puzzle for December – just click the button that says “download” to download and print handouts for your community.

December Crossword
December Crossword

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Swimming

Therapeutic Recreation Week Day #4

Swimming
Swimming

Swimming is a great therapeutic recreational activity and has a lot of health benefits:

  • Keeps your heart rate up
  • Builds endurance
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart, and lungs.
  • Tones muscles and builds strength.
  • Full body workout
  • Great for general wellbeing
  • De-stresses and relaxes
  • Burns calories
  • Lowers the risk of diseases
  • Supports the body
  • Exercise without the sweat
  • Builds bone mass
  • Helps you stay flexible
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves exercise-induced asthma
  • Lowers stress and depression

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Splatter Painting

Therapeutic Recreation Week Day #3

Splatter Painting
Splatter Painting

You will need:

  • Various Paints
  • Canvas or Paper
  • Paint Brushes
  • Cup
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plates

This activity can get pretty messy, so we recommend painting outside and wearing aprons! Set up tables for your residents to stand or sit at. You may even want to lay down a plastic table cloth. Give every resident a canvas, paper plate and cup of water. Provide paints and paintbrushes to share. Residents can squeeze whatever paint they want onto the plate and rinse their brush in their cup. Now for the messy part – dip your paintbrush in paint and fling it onto the canvas! Get creative and have fun! Some residents may even want to just paint, that’s fine too! A more hands-on activity would be finger painting! Whatever your residents decide to do, it’s sure to be a masterpiece!

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Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream in a Bag Ingredients
Ice Cream in a Bag Ingredients

July is National Ice Cream Month, but you’re not going to want to miss out on National Ice Cream Day coming up this July 21st! What’s that? You have no ice cream? No need to worry – we’ll show you how to make your own homemade serving using ingredients in your kitchen. It’s super easy, and the best part, it only takes 10 minutes! You’re going to want to make ice cream every day after this!

You Will Need:

  • ½ Cup of Half & Half/Milk
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons of Sugar or Substitute
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Ice
  • 6 Tablespoons of Ice Cream Salt/Coarse Salt/Table Salt
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Gallon Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Pint or Quart Sized (Sandwich) Ziploc Bags

To Begin:

  1. In your sandwich bag, combine Half & Half or Milk with Vanilla Extract and Sugar. Make sure the bag is sealed well.
  2. Fill a gallon size freezer bag with ice and add salt.
  3. Place the small bag filled with ingredients in the bag of ice. Make sure this bag is sealed well.
  4. Shake the bag for 10 to 15 minutes or until the ice cream thickens.
  5. If the bag gets too cold, you may want to hold the bag with oven mitts or a towel.
  6. Remove the small bag from the bag of ice, rinse the salt from the bag. Open your bag of ice cream and add toppings of your choice!
  7. Enjoy your ice cream!
Ice Cream in Action
Ice Cream in Action
Ice Cream in a Bag
Ice Cream in a Bag
Ice Cream in a Bag
Ice Cream in a Bag

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Sassy Sunglasses – National Sunglasses Day

National Sunglasses Day is coming up this June 27th, 2019! Get your community involved by designing your own funky sunglasses! Just pick up a party pack of sunglasses, some craft supplies, and provide a few creative minds. What kind of sunglasses will you create?

National Sunglasses Day
National Sunglasses Day

You will need:

  • Party Pack of Sunglasses
  • Self-Adhesive Gem Stones
  • Pom-Pom Balls
  • Washi Tape
  • Assorted Fabric Roses
  • Ribbon
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
National Sunglasses Day
National Sunglasses Day
National Sunglasses Day
National Sunglasses Day

To Begin:

  1. There’s no wrong way to decorate your sunglasses, just go with the flow and create whatever YOU think looks good! Here are a few examples:
  2. Adhere gemstones along the top or sides to add a bit of bling.
  3. Pom-pom balls are great accessories as well. With a little bit of hot glue, stick as many pom-poms as you can to your glasses!
  4. Use washi tape to add some color to the sides of your sunglasses.
  5. Add a dab of hot glue and a fabric rose to your shades to create a floral masterpiece.
  6. Ribbon is great for wrapping and winding around your sunglasses – secure with a dab of glue. You could even add a bow to sass it up a bit!
  7. Whatever you choose to use, your sunglasses are sure to look super sassy! Have a happy National Sunglasses Day!

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