Current Activities in Longterm Care
Kate Lynch, Editor
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KATE LYNCH
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Find the Pot-O-Gold

This is an excellent activity which incorporates many skill
while having an exciting time.

Preparation:

  • Draw a simple map of your facility.
  • Take a plastic jar, say a cookie jar.
  • Now, write " POT OF GOLD" using a marker pen on a
    piece of poster board.
  • Stick the piece on the lid of the jar. You can fill the jar
    with potato chips, or any other snack.
  • Stick the map on the wall of the starting room so
    everyone can see it.
  • Now, line up all your residents in the starting room.
  • Ask an assistant to hide the POT OF GOLD
    somewhere in your facility.
  • Ask the one who hid the jar to call out when ready.
  • The one who discovers it first should call out with, say,
    "EUREKA!”

The Hunt:

  • Ask your residents to spread into different parts either
    as a single person, or as a pair, or in a small group.
  • Look up every nook and corner, search under the
    couches, dining room tables, behind the kitchen closet,
    under the sink, behind the potted plant in the hall way.
  • And everywhere else you think might be a possible
    hiding place.
  • Now, see which one of them calls out first.
  • Allow the discoverer to start with the snack.
  • The rest will join later.
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