- Make a summer memory scrapbook
- Have a picnic, eat watermelon and count the seeds!
Homemade Ice Cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping
- 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
- 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
- Plastic wrap
- Plastic or paper
- All purpose white
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A guessing competition - use different
smells from nature (e.g., flowers, leaves) - who can guess them right?