:: Group General Men Women Alzheimer Low Function
Chain of Thanks
|Description : -To promote reminiscence, promote awareness of gratitude, small motor skills, and team building skills, by Krista Larrison|
|Materials : 2 inch by 6 inch strips of colored construction paper
dark felt markers,
glue of paste sticks
|Instructions : |
Have residents reminisce, brainstorm and discuss things they are grateful for. As they name their thoughts off, write the thoughts on the strips of colored construction paper.
After everyone has named what they are grateful for have them link the strips of paper together.
You will do this by gluing the ends of one strip together to make a ring.
Then thread the next strip through the ring, and then glue the two ends so they become linked.
Then hand the chain around the activity room.
Watch for residents who may try and eat glue, may be unable to glue and hold paper, etc.
Residents who are able may want to assist other residents for a sense of usefulness, use larger strips of paper depending on motor skills.
Have resident’s family bring small pictures or cut pictures from magazines to use in place of words.
The colors of the construction paper can vary to go with the holiday approaching (green & red = Christmas, pastels= Easter, etc.)
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