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If you are looking for an original activity that will bring creativity and laughter try “Build An Original Story.” This idea came from one of my assistants. {They are asked to come up with a new activity each month} The Activity Assistant comes up with the first line such as “One day I was walking” or “Last week I took a bus ride and guess what happened.” The residents start adding lines to the opening line. The AA is writing all of this down on a dry erase board so everyone can see what’s been said. The residents can be very creative. Most time the nursing and/or housekeeping staff chimes in with their lines. It makes for a great group activity where everyone can participate because everyone has an opinion to add! There is a lot of laughter, too. The activity usually lasts about one hour and they usually create two stories. This is a morning activity and therefore their completed stories are read back before lunch. The residents now have something to add to their table conversations over lunch. It works great for my peeps. I hope you try it! I’d be interested in hearing from you about your experience. Good luck.



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