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101 Activities
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1

Listen to music

 

2

 

Toss a ball

 

3

 

Color pictures

 

4

 

Make homemade lemonade

 

5

 

Count trading cards

 

6

 

Clip coupons

 

7

 

Sort poker chips

 

8

 

Read out loud chapters from Harry Potter books or other favorite stories

 

9

 

Rake leaves

 

10

 

String beads

 

11

 

Bake cookies

 

12

 

Take photos of the person and you and create a collage

 

13

 

Brush or comb one another’s hair

 

14

 

Participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.
To learn more about Walk, please click here.

 

15

 

Plant seeds indoors or outdoors

 

16

 

Look at family photographs

 

17

 

Wipe off the kitchen table

 

18

 

Weed the flowerbed or tend to the garden

 

19

 

Fold laundry

 

20

 

Have a friend visit with a well-behaved pet

 

21

 

Cut pictures out of greeting cards or magazines

 

22

 

Play dominoes

 

23

 

Ask the person about his or her favorite childhood books or cartoon characters (you can share yours too)

 

24

 

Bake homemade bread

 

25

 

Sort objects by shape or color

 

26

 

Sing old songs

 

27

 

Invite the person to tell you more when he or she talks about a memory

 

28

 

Put silverware away

 

29

 

Make a Valentine card

 

30

 

Play favorite songs and sing

 

31

 

Ask the person about his or her brothers or sisters

 

32

 

Make a cherry pie

 

33

 

Play with tops or jacks

 

34

 

Make a scrapbook

 

35

 

Take a walk around the yard

 

36

 

Write a poem together

 

37

 

Reminisce about the first day of school

 

38

 

String Cheerios® to hang outside for birds

 

39

 

Make a fresh fruit salad

 

40

 

Sweep the patio

 

41

 

Color paper shamrocks green

 

42

 

Fold towels

 

43

 

Have an afternoon tea party

 

44

 

Talk about great inventions

 

45

 

Look through the pages of a clothes catalog

 

46

 

Look at a map of the United States and identify states and capitals

 

47

 

Make a family tree poster

 

48

 

Color a picture of our flag

 

49

 

Eat a picnic lunch outside

 

50

 

Water house plants

 

51

 

Play horseshoes

 

52

 

Dance

 

53

 

Watch Sesame Street together

 

54

 

Make homemade ice cream

 

55

 

Make holiday cards

 

56

 

Reminisce about favorite sports activities the person enjoyed while growing up

 

57

 

Write a letter to a friend or family member

 

58

 

Dress in your favorite football or soccer team's color

 

59

 

Pop popcorn

 

60

 

Name the presidents

 

61

 

Give a manicure

 

62

 

Make paper butterflies

 

63

 

Plant a tree

 

64

 

Finish famous sayings

 

65

 

Feed the ducks

 

66

 

Model with play dough

 

67

 

Look at pictures in a comic book

 

68

 

Put a puzzle together

 

69

 

Sand wood

 

70

 

Rub in hand lotion

 

71

 

Arrange fresh flowers

 

72

 

Remember famous people

 

73

 

Recite nursery rhymes

 

74

 

Make peanut butter sandwiches

 

75

 

Cut up used paper for scratch paper

 

76

 

Blow bubbles

 

77

 

Take care of a fish tank

 

78

 

Bake cupcakes and decorate them

 

79

 

Interview the person about his or her life using either a video camera or cassette recorder

 

80

 

Play Hangman

 

81

 

Finger paint

 

82

 

Cut out pictures from magazines

 

83

 

Put coins in a jar

 

84

 

Put bird seed out for the birds

 

85

 

Decorate a pumpkin

 

86

 

Reminisce about a favorite summer

 

87

 

Roll yarn into a ball

 

88

 

Trace and cut out autumn leaves

 

89

 

Cook a favorite family recipe together

 

90

 

Gather a yellow sponge, crayons, paper and tape and make a SpongeBob SquarePants

 

91

 

Wash silverware

 

92

 

Give him or her a hug

 

93

 

Ask the person to show you how to knit or sew (or another favorite hobby)

 

94

 

Make a picture frame our of popsicle sticks and glitter

 

95

 

Play a musical instrument

 

96

 

Keep a journal together

 

97

 

Ask the person to talk about his or her favorite sports hero

 

98

 

Sort playing cards

 

99

 

Ask the person about his or her favorite pet

 

100

 

Wash windows together

 

101

 

Ask the person about his or her first car

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