The 2021 Summer Olympics have begun in Tokyo! Now it may not have the same fanfare and crowded stadiums as in pre-pandemic times, but we thought it would still be fun to participate in Olympic-themed games with the seniors in our care. Many residents enjoy watching the opening and closing ceremonies and various games on television, so this is a great way for them to feel part of the action!
Bean Bag Toss
Pool Noodle Javelin Throw
Olympic Ring Toss
Painting & Crafts
There are a number of arts and craft activities online to celebrate the Olympics. To make your own ring toss game, use 5 paper plates and paint each plate the colour of the Olympic rings (red, yellow, blue, green, and black). Let dry, then cut out the centre of the plate to create a ring. Use a cardboard paper towel roll and glue it to another paper plate so that it is standing upright. This will be used as the target for your rings! From homemade tissue paper torches to painting/stamping the Olympic rings onto paper or fabric using paint and the rim of a jar lid to colouring sheets, there are plenty of ideas to share with your seniors.
One of the best parts of the Olympic Games is the medal ceremony where we celebrate our athletics, our country, and the games as a whole. A great way to celebrate your Olympic-themed senior games is with delicious and brightly coloured cupcakes sprinkled with the colours of the Olympics! You can even decorate each cupcake with colourful chocolate candies in the shape of the Olympic ring logo!
Enjoy the time spent with family, friends, and others in your care and don’t forget to hand out medals….this could be colourful beaded necklaces from a craft or dollar store or make your own using paper or clay and ribbon! No matter how you play the game, celebration and fun are key to providing a wonderfully joyous experience for all!
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