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TRAVEL HOUR:
PICK A DESTINATION,PICK UP A TRAVEL VIDEO FROM THE LIBRARY OF THAT DESTINATION,GET SMALL ITEMS FROM THAT DESTINATION,SERVE FOOD AND PLAY MUSIC...FOR EXAMPLE,"WERE GOING TO MEXICO",GET A VIDEO ON MEXICO,BRING IN A MEXICAN HAT,PONCHO,OR MARACAS,WATCH THE VIDEO,THEN LET YOUR RESIDENTS REMINISE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES IN MEXICO WHILE SIPPING ON MARGARITAS
(NON-ALCOHOLIC OF COURSE) AND NACHOS, PLAY MARIACHI MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND.OTHER FUN PLACES TO VISIT:CHINA(SERVE WON TONS AND HOT GREEN TEA)OR VISIT FRANCE(SERVE FRENCH PASTRIES
OR CROSSANTS).HAVE FUN WITH IT AND USE YOUR IMAGINATION!!!!

NAME THAT TUNE:
GET DIFFERENT OLDIES MUSIC(40'S AND 50'S) AND RECORD SMALL BITS OF THE SONGS AND LET RESIDENTS TRY TO GUESS WHAT THE TITLES ARE,WHEN THE SONGS CAME OUT,ETC.STOP BETWEEN SONGS AND LET RESIDENTS REMINISE ABOUT EACH SONG OR SING IT FOR THE GROUP.SOME FUN QUESTIONS TO ASK:WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD THIS SONG?HOW OLD WERE YOU?DID YOU EVER DANCE TO IT?DID YOUR PARENTS?
THIS ACTIVITY IS GREAT FOR ALL RESIDENTS,IT ALWAYS GETS RESIDENTS TALKING AND INTERACTING...

BALLOON POP AND PLAY:
YOU WILL NEED ABOUT 20-30 BALLOONS, TAKE SMALL PIECES OF PAPER AND WRITE SILLY THINGS TO DO ON EACH PAPER(MAKE A FUNNY FACE, ACT LIKE A MONKEY,GIVE YOUR SELF A BIG HUG,STICK OUT YOUR TOUNGE,SING THE ALPHABET SONG,ETC.)WRITE SOMETHING ON EACH PIECE AND STUFF ONE PAPER PER BALLOON AND BLOW UP BALLOON AND TIE.THEN PUT YOUR RESIDENTS IN A LARGE CIRCLE AND LET EACH RESIDENT PICK A BALLOON AND POP IT AND DO WHATEVER IT SAYS TO DO .THIS ACTIVITY IS PRETTY FUN AND A LOT IF LAUGHS!!!

Bingo:
Now what would an Activity Program be without Bingo?
In every place that I have worked as an Activity Director,the residents LOVE BINGO!!
Spice it up though,play Pokeno (just like Bingo but played with a deck of cards and the players cards have card faces instead of BINGO and numbers on them) you can find the game in most toy stores or WalMart.Or you could play Jingo, another variation of Bingo sold by  the Gary Grimm Company or in most teacher supply stores.Or Play Lotteria,the spanish version of Bingo,also alot of fun!
There are so many fun versions of Bingo out there,just look around!
Have fun!


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