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Affiliate ToolKit

Activities

Ideas for Activities

Set the tone of the club by having a good attitude, bring in humor, show you care! 

  

-Calendar use – helpful, especially for families and caregivers 

*note that calendar is subject to change 

 

CATEGORIES (click on category idea to go to that section of the page):

Spiritual & Religious

Exercise

Community/Family/Friends

Games

Talents/Hobbies/Interests

Spiritual & Religious 

Hymn-singing 

Sermon 

Bible Study 

Meditation 

Breathing Exercises 

Sharing Religious Traditions 

Memorial Service 

  

Exercise – Get your body moving! 

*YouTube has many videos available that are easy to follow for exercises 

Chair Yoga 

Laughter Yoga 

Easy Yoga 

Qi-Gong 

Tai-Chi 

Chair Dancing  

Actual Dancing! 

Nature Walk 

Volleyball 

Balloon Toss 

Beachball – balloon 

Range of Motion 

Sensory 

-Aromatherapy 

-Different textured materials 

-Warm and cool objects 

-Hand Massages 

  

Community/Friends/Family 

Holiday Parties/Special Day Acknowledgement 

Birthday Celebrations 

Reminisce together  

Talk about past memories. Choose a discussion topic. 

Discussion Topic Ideas: 

Travel Memories 

Favorite recipes 

Favorite Books 

Favorite Movies 

Favorite jokes 

Gardening 

Aviation and Automobiles 

Guest Speakers 

-Other interest clubs, like Aviation, Audubon, Master Gardener 

Pen-Pals 

Volunteer with other organizations 

Crocheting/Knitting baby hats for hospitals 

Putting together care packages for the homeless 

Drama Club 

-Improv 

-Short skits 

Intergenerational – Visits with kids, grandchildren 

-Work with scouting communities to help them earn their merit badges 

Cooking together 

-Another sensory activity 

-Social activity 

-Popcorn 

-Decorating Cookies 

-Baking Bread 

Manicures 

-Great activity for volunteer to help with 

-Do not cut nails on diabetics – Medical Professional Only 

  

  

Games 

BINGO 

Pokeno  

Fact or Crap 

Trivia 

“Shake Loose” Game 

Dice 

Yahtzee 

Word Searches 

Crossword Puzzles 

Poker Chips 

Family Feud 

Horseshoes 

Ring Toss 

Bean Bag Toss 

  

Talents + Hobbies + Interests 

Read the news  

-Serve coffee and tea 

-Great first activity to do 

Art  

-Watercolor Painting 

-Drawing 

-Pottery making 

-Adult Coloring Book 

-Rock Painting 

-Artwork discussion 

Book Club 

Check with county library for “Book Club” packages 

Can do short stories and discuss all in one meeting 

Writing Poetry 

Can write together as a group or separately 

Postcard Exchange 

www.postcrossing.com 

Gardening 

Knitting/Sewing/Crocheting 

Music 

Singing 

Choir Practice/Choir Performance 

Musicians 

Come in and play instrument 

Box CDs 

-Mitch Miller  

-Frank Sinatra 

-Big Band Music 

-Ask everyone what their favorite music is to play 

Storytelling 

-share life story 

Kite Maker 

Entertainment 

Classic movies, TV shoes, Radio Shadows 

-Discussion, trivia, watch clips 

Travel 

Rick Steves Travel Show 

Talk about Travel Memories 

Bring in photos to share 

Learn Sign Language 

Animals 

-Animal Therapy Visits 

-Make sure animal has rabies vaccines

Discussion (most important. If a discussion is rolling, the activity can wait!) 

Bingo 

Pokeno cards (large) 

Trivia  

Fact or Crap 

Family Feud 

Shake Loose games (Shake Loose a Memory; Shake Awake a Taste, etc.) 

Dice games (Yahtzee, Left/Right/Hold) 

Poker Chips  

Word Searches  

Crossword puzzles (group) 

Magazine Scavenger hunt