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I am a direct care staff for four men. I am looking for ideas for activities that would interest them and are inexpensive. If anyone has ideas for me please let me know. Open for any ideas.

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Here is a following list that might sound like fun for your male residents.

1. Poker Club, or any card games

2. Dominoes

3. Checkers

4. Sports Trivia

5. Western Movie Night

6. Bowling

7. Horseracing

8. Kickball

9. Balloon Volleyball Competition

10. Bean Bag Toss

11. Gardening

12. Puzzles, word searches, Crosswords

13. Get car magazines and reminisce about res. first car, fixing cars, etc.

14. Basketball

15. Football game and pizza (check with dietary orders)

16. Building model cars, airplanes

17. Coffee, donoughts, and current events from newspaper

18. Painting/drawing, work with clay

19. Do a "fishing" game where you have a fishing pole ( a clothing pin connected to a large stick will do) and get prizes such as stuffed animals and let them fish for those prizes. Put prizes behind something so res. cannot see what their fishing for until they pull out the prize.

20. Go for a nature stroll outside.

Hope some of these activity ideas work for your men, I know our male residents at our long term care facility love these ideas. Good luck.

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  • 9 years later...

The men I work with were all big hunters so, we have different types of target practice and they like watching hunting shows and videos.

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I had my men wok on sanding driftwood, or burnishing it with metal spoons. we actually entered some of the pieces into the local driftwood show! Bring in antlers for a hunting discussion. Have them sand blocks of wood to turn into card holders. Cut PVC pipe to use for a PVC pipe tree. Good luck.

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