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  • Make a summer memory scrapbook

 

  • Have a picnic, eat watermelon and count the seeds!

 

Homemade Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • Rock salt (purchase at hardware store)
  • Crushed ice cubes
  • Coffee Cans: (l) Small 12oz and (l) Big 39 oz each with tight fitting lids

Optional additions to consider:

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh fruit or whole berries
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • Crushed candy bars

Directions:

  • Pour the whole milk and cream into a large bowl. Stir.
  • Sprinkle sugar into mixture, add salt and vanilla and stir.
  • Add fruit, nuts or crushed candy.
  • Pour batter into the small coffee can, leave approximately 2 inches or more between batter and top of can.
  • Snap lid on can. You may wish to wrap tape around it for a tight seal.
  • Place small can inside large can and sprinkle about one and a half cups chopped ice around the small can
  • Add a couple hands full of rock salt
  • Fill, alternating more ice and rock salt.
  • Place the lid on the large can and tell the residents to go outside and "ROLL AWAY" - pushing the can to each other along a sidewalk or porch for about twenty minutes.

Homemade ice cream is best when eaten immediately.

 

Colorful Suncatcher

  • Plastic wrap
  • Plastic or paper cups
  • All purpose white household glue
  • Food coloring
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Ribbon or cording

Form the shape of your suncatcher with black pipe cleaners, such as a heart, star or flower. Glue the shape onto the plastic wrap. Let dry. Meanwhile, pour some glue into the plastic or paper cups, add 5 to 10 drops of food coloring and stir. Pour the colored glue inside the pipe cleaner shape and let dry (usually takes about a day). When dry (it will appear translucent) carefully peel off the plastic wrap. Hang your suncatcher in a window using some cording or ribbon.

 

 

Nature Scavenger Hunt:
Here's a fun outdoor treasure hunt that will keep your residents busy! Make a list of at least 20 small, naturally occurring things that might be found in your area. Some examples include: a pink flower petal, an acorn, a dandelion, a red leaf, a long pinecone, a white pebble, a feather, etc.

 

 

FROSTY FRUIT
Wash, dry, and freeze berries, cherries, or seedless grapes in a sealed container. Enjoy on a hot day

 

 

Host a talent show!

Hold a tea party

Host a senior Olympics

Have a facility bbq

 

 

Go to the farmers market to see all the vendors and fresh produce.

 

 

Sailboat craft

Needed: old magazines, glue, scissors,light blue paper 8 x 8 " square, egg carton individual cups cut in half, toothpicks, any color paper for a sail
The light blue square is your background. Glue on the egg carton half about a third of the way up. Glue on a toothpick or two for the pole and cut out a sail to glue on also. Then use the old magazines to cut out different strips and shapes of blue. Glue those on as waves beneath your sailboat.

 

 

Blanket volleyball

Set up teams and each team should have four people on it, so that there will be one person holding each corner of the blanket. Have one team serve the volleyball by placing the volleyball in the middle of the blanket. They are to lower the blanket and then raise it quickly as a team, to allow the ball to become air borne. The opposing team must catch the volleyball in their blanket and toss it back again.

 

 

Secret smells

A guessing competition - use different smells from nature (e.g., flowers, leaves) - who can guess them right?

 

 

 

 

 

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