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  1. This is kind of hard to explain. hmm I will look for pics if interested. What I love about this game is that low functioning residents can play because all they need to do is roll the dice and an aid can assist them. It's important to stay hyped and comment on how close the race is getting. The residents get the same rush when they are playing black out bingo. Plus they are using hand eye coordination rolling the dice. My residents really enjoy "races" I do them once or twice a month and try to incorporate it with a holiday or special day. Example Mickey mouse day we used cat mice toys as our racing pieces. You make a really long table and seat residents across from each other because the person sitting across from them will be their partner. down the table you have a long sheet of cloth or paper (we keep ours folded up or rolled up) . Example for ours we have 7 starting positions so we could have 14 people play which would be 7 teams. Then the person takes a cup rolls a dice and whatever number their dice rolls the get to move their mouse or "piece" a long the racing track. Then the person next to the first roller get's to roll. Once once side of the table each rolls the team member from the first person to roll on the other side of the table gets to roll and so on. This is kind of hard to explain. hmm I will look for pics if interested. What I love about this game is that low functioning residents can play because all they need to do is roll the dice and an aid can assist them. It's important to stay hyped and comment on how close the race is getting. The residents get the same rush when they are playing black out bingo. Plus they are using hand eye coordination rolling the dice.
  2. Some of my pre-lunch activities include jokes, hand therapy (which allows me to sanitize their hands before their meal), word games, seasonal sensory (example for Christmas I bring around ornament boxes for the residents to sort through and look at, also Smells of Christmas where I bring around different smells associated with Christmas. This allows me to start a group conversation on what smells remind them of what and how did they decorate their tree when they where kids or had kids) Dice games are also fun.
  3. I'm really looking forward to getting information and advice from this site. I've been working as an activity aid for 6 months and will soon be taking on more responsibilities that normally a director does. Not exactly sure how I feel about taking on all the new responsibilities. I love spending time with my residents. My facility has 32 residents and I am the sole activity aid. I also make the calendar and plan all events. I can't wait to see what new idea's I can find on this site. Thanks, Wendy
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