Recreational

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Sand Sculpting

Therapeutic Recreation Week Day #1

Sand Sculpting
Sand Sculpting

You will need:

  • Sand
  • New Disposable Litter Box
  • Water
  • Shovel
  • Pale
  • Beach Toys

Grab some sand and a few litter boxes from the dollar store and you got yourself a simple and sweet sand sculpting station for your residents! Sand, itself, can be very therapeutic. You can create shapes, draw in the sand and build a sandcastle! Sand sculpting is fun for everyone of all ages and is a perfect summertime activity. Host a beach party or just have a relaxing rainy day – sand sculpting is perfect for any dull moment!

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Make Slime!

Therapeutic Recreation Week Day #5

Make Slime!
Make Slime!
Elmer’s Slime Kit

Playing with slime is a sensory play activity allowing adults and children to utilize and understand all five senses. When several senses are stimulated at once, creativity and learning are built through exploration. Sensory play also encourages development of coordination and fine motor skills making it a great recreational activity for everyone to enjoy! Making your own is easy – we recommend making some with all of your residents!

You Will Need:

  • Elmer’s Slime Kit (available at Walmart)
    • Includes Glitter Glue
    • Includes “Magic Solution”
  • Extra Glitter
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stirring Stick

To Begin:

  1. Begin By dumping the entire bottle of glitter glue into your mixing bowl.
  2. Next, add extra glitter if you wish.
  3. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Next, add the “Magic Solution.” If you can’t find the slime kit with the included “magic solution” Contact Cleaning Solution works just the same!
  5. Mix well.
  6. Allow 5-10 minutes to set – it’ll be extremely sticky and hard to manipulate if you try to play with it right away.
  7. Store in a small Ziploc container or bag to enjoy at any moment!

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