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April showers bring May flowers.......

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April Dates to Celebrate:
 
National Humor Month-hire a comedian from a local comedy club to come in and entertain your residents or have your residents have a comedy hour where they tell their own jokes.
 
National Garden Month- plant a small herb garden with your residents.
 
Keep America Beautiful Month-hold a recycling contest throughout your facility,have each dept. recycle cans and give a small prize to that dept.that collects the most cans.(you can use the money from all the cans for the activity dept. to buy something for your residents too!)
 
Easter- Hold an Easter Buffet for your residents and families,have an Easter egg hunt before the
buffet,you can also buy or make a huge Easter basket to raffle off.Have your residents make the placemats for the tables(see craft idea below.)

April Birthdates:
4-2 MARVIN GAYE(MOTOWN SINGER)
4-3 DORIS DAY(ACTRESS)
4-5 BETTE DAVIS(ACTRESS)
4-7 BILLIE HOLLIDAY(JAZZ SINGER)
4-9 WC FIELDS (ACTOR)
4-13 THOMAS JEFFERSON(PRESIDENT)
4-14 LORETTA LYNN(COUNTRY SINGER)
4-16 CHARLIE CHAPLIN(ACTOR)
4-19 JAYNE MANSFIELD(ACTOR)
4-23 WILLAM SHAKESPEARE(WRITTER)
4-26 CAROL BURNETT(ACTRESS)

APRIL FOOLS  TRIVA AND JOKES:
On April 1st is April Fools Day,its a day for jokes and fun. In France,April 1 is called Poisson d'Avril- which means April Fish.Children tape a paper fish onto their friends backs and when the friends notice it the prankster calls out"Poisson d' Avril".
In Portugal, April 1st is celebrated on the sunday and monday before Lent,pranksters throw flour at their friends.
Here in the U.S.pranksters like to change the sugar in the sugarbowls with salt,get some friends together and point up to the sky and act like there is something up there and see how many people they can get to look up or put a whoopee cushion under someone just before they sit down.
What ever you decide to do on this April Fools Day, just play it safe and have fun!
 
Jokes:
Why are people so tired on April 1st?
Because they just finished a 31-day March.
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Whats the best day for monkey business?
The first day of Ape-ril
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Whats the difference between Thanksgiving and April Fools Day?
On one youre thankful and the other your prankful.
 
Ha,Ha.... Have fun!

Springtime Association Game:
Have residents name things associated with Spring.....
 
MARCH             GARDENS
BEAUTY            FLOWERS
BLOSSOM         SUNSHINE
BLOOM             WIND
BUDS                EASTER
LEAVES            KITES
BASKETS          BONNETS
SEEDS              CLEANING
BEES                BASEBALL
BUTTERFLIES    WILDFLOWERS
BIRDS              PARADES
BUNNIES          SHOWERS
 

April Word Games:
 
Have residents Unscramble the Spring Flowers:
 
rsis~Iris
syaid~Daisy
cuputtber~Buttercup
pluit~Tulip
ergnaimu~Geranium
dafdilfo~Daffodil
gladlusoi~Gladiolus
glodarmi~Marygold
natcarnoi~Carnation
pnsadragno~Snapdragon

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April Crafts:
 
Easter Placemats:
 
Things you will need:
 
Paper placemats (spring colors)
Magazines
Glitter
Markers
Crayons
Gluesticks
Clear Contact paper
 
Give each of your residents a paper placemat and a magazine and tell them to find pictures that remind them of Easter (eggs,bunnies,chocolate,kids,etc.)
let them write whatever they want on their placemats or use the glitter,
have them cut the pictures out and place onto the placemat and glue.
then cover it with the clear contac paper(it works as a laminate).
These placemats are very easy to make and lets the residents use their imaginations.
 
 
 
Jelly Bean Carrots

Jelly Bean Carrots Here's a bunch of carrots you will definitely want to nibble on. These make a sweet favor for a party or a welcome treat in any Easter basket. To change the size of the carrot, simply adjust the amount of beans in the bag.

Materials

Disposable clear plastic icing bags (available where cake-decorating supplies are sold; about $4 for a dozen bags)
Orange jelly beans
Scissors
Green tissue paper
Twist ties

Directions

Fill an icing bag with orange jelly beans, leaving at least 3 inches unfilled at the top.

Cut out two 8-inch squares of green tissue paper and lay one atop the other. Pick up the squares from the center and give them a little twist so you have a cone-shaped carrot top.

Place the tissue, twisted end down, into the bag. Gather the bag at the top of the jelly beans and secure with a twist tie.


 
 


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