5 Free activities for care homes

5 free activities for care homes

Are you looking for free activities for care homes or activity ideas to keep your residents engaged in meaningful activities throughout lockdown and beyond. The good news is that Xpress-Yourself Dance CIC is here for you.

In this short blog Xpress-Yourself Dance CIC share 5 free activities for care homes

We have uploaded resources onto our website that you can download and print to keep your residents hands and minds busy.

Brain Teaser activity

Click below for Xpress-Yourself Brain Teaser activity sheet

Free brain teaser activity sheet for older people
5 free activities for care homes

MP3 Players

Purple Angels runs a campaign to provide those living with dementia with free MP3 players.

Each MP3 player will have a personalised selection of the person’s 15 favourite songs. Music has been shown to benefit those living with dementia, with musical memories remaining accessible for far longer than other memories. Being able to their listen to favourite songs can provide joy and comfort to those living with dementia.

Newquay Purple Angels offer FREE MP3 players with 15 songs on for people living with dementia. UK only. Email newquaypurpleangels@gmail.com for more information.

Elvis Preseley Word Search

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5 free activities for care homes
Elvis Presley Word Search

The Price is Right

Bring the well known game show to your care setting. Find items or grocery items from around the home that you already have and sit your residents down for a guessing game of whether the item is higher or lower then a suggested price. You could write down different prices on a piece of paper. Guaranteed a giggle and to get your residents thinking and could even lead to a reminisce activity about the price of grocery items back in the day.

5 free activities for care homes
5 free activities for care homes

Seated Dance

Xpress-Yourself Dance have also choreographed some seated dance routines that you can enjoy with your residents and get their toes tapping. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel here

Xpress-Yourself Dance are also the hosts of Activity Ideas for Activity Coordinators active Facebook group with over 12,000 members from around the world posting daily. Request to join here