Wednesday Workshop – 3 Spring Activities for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday Workshop – 3 Spring Activities for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday Workshop – 3 Spring Activities for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday Workshop – 3 Spring Activities for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Hello and welcome to today’s Wednesday Workshop. With spring time right around the corner, I think we’re all ready to get out in the sun again. The weather is warming up and everything’s turning green. Shed your winter coat and get started on this list of fun ways to enjoy the spring season.

Here are three fun, cognitively stimulating spring activities for people living with Alzheimer’s:

Bird Feeders IMG_1299edit

What you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup birdseed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 small envelope of knox gelatine
  • Twine or string
  • Cookie cutters, molds or mason jar lids
  • Wax paper

What you’ll do:

  1. Mix together the envelope of gelatine with 1/4 cup of water and bring to a simmer while stirring. Continue stirring until the gelatine is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the 3/4 cup birdseed.
  3. Lay your cookie cutters out on wax paper and fill half way with the birdseed mixture.
  4. Cut your twine, knot the end and push the knot down into your birdseed.
  5. Continue filling with birdseed, covering the end of your twine and knot.
  6. Push the birdseed evenly into the cookie cutter until it’s full.
  7. Allow them to dry overnight. Turning them over every now and then.
  8. Remove from the cookie cutters and hang them in your trees.

Then wait by the window to watch for your first guest.

Create an Herb Terrariummoth-orchid-fern-moss-terrarium-x

What you’ll need:

  • A big glass jar or bowl
  • Some plants
  • Gravel
  • Some sphagnum moss
  • Soil
  • Some decorations for your terrarium – seashells, rocks, ladybugs (You can easily find some of these items in the woods. Go dig up a handful.)

What you’ll do:

  1. Carefully place about 2 inches of gravel in the bottom of your container. 2. Dump the rocks into the container. Try to cover all the gravel with rocks, moss and soil. 3. Arrange your plants in the container, on top of the soil. 4. Just lay the extra moss on top of the soil where you want it. 5. Put your decorations in the terrarium as you see fit. 6. Before you quit, water your plants. Watering them right away moves the soil around their roots and helps them to grow in their new container. And that’s it! Enjoy your new terrarium.

Handmade Wind Chimeuntitled

What you’ll need:

  • A small terracotta pot
  • Outdoor craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Strong string
  • A few little bells
  • Glue gun
  • Decorations – stickers, buttons, glitter

What you’ll do:

  1. Tie your button to the sting leaving a loop at the end to hang your wind chime
  2. Tie your jingle bells to the string.
  3. Use your glue gun to glue your button to the inside top of your pot.
  4. Decorate the wind chime as you see fit.
  5. Hang the wind chime outside and wait to hear it’s beautiful sound.

These are just a few suggestions but for additional ideas on spring activities

Feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199. Thanks for watching today’s Wednesday Workshop and we’ll see you again next week!