101 Activities

 

1

Listen to music

 

2

Toss a ball

 

3

Color pictures

 

4

Make homemade lemonade

 

5

Count trading cards

 

6

Clip coupons

 

7

Sort poker chips

 

8

Read out loud chapters from Harry Potter books or other favorite stories

 

9

Rake leaves

 

10

String beads

 

11

Bake cookies

 

12

Take photos of the person and you and create a collage

 

13

Brush or comb one another’s hair

 

14

Participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
To learn more about Walk, please click here.

15

Plant seeds indoors or outdoors

 

16

Look at family photographs

 

17

Wipe off the kitchen table

 

18

Weed the flowerbed or tend to the garden

 

19

Fold laundry

 

20

Have a friend visit with a well-behaved pet

 

21

Cut pictures out of greeting cards or magazines

 

22

Play dominoes

 

23

Ask the person about his or her favorite childhood books or cartoon characters (you can share yours too)

 

24

Bake homemade bread

 

25

Sort objects by shape or color

 

26

Sing old songs

 

27

Invite the person to tell you more when he or she talks about a memory

 

28

Put silverware away

 

29

Make a Valentine card

 

30

Play favorite songs and sing

 

31

Ask the person about his or her brothers or sisters

 

32

Make a cherry pie

 

33

Play with tops or jacks

 

34

Make a scrapbook

 

35

Take a walk around the yard

 

36

Write a poem together

 

37

Reminisce about the first day of school

 

38

String Cheerios® to hang outside for birds

 

39

Make a fresh fruit salad

 

40

Sweep the patio

 

41

Color paper shamrocks green

 

42

Fold towels

 

43

Have an afternoon tea party

 

44

Talk about great inventions

 

45

Look through the pages of a clothes catalog

 

46

Look at a map of the United States and identify states and capitals

 

47

Make a family tree poster

 

48

Color a picture of our flag

 

49

Eat a picnic lunch outside

 

50

Water house plants

 

51

Play horseshoes

 

52

Dance

 

53

Watch Sesame Street together

 

54

Make homemade ice cream

 

55

Make holiday cards

 

56

Reminisce about favorite sports activities the person enjoyed while growing up

 

57

Write a letter to a friend or family member

 

58

Dress in your favorite football or soccer team’s color

 

59

Pop popcorn

 

60

Name the presidents

 

61

Give a manicure

 

62

Make paper butterflies

 

63

Plant a tree

 

64

Finish famous sayings

 

65

Feed the ducks

 

66

Model with play dough

 

67

Look at pictures in a comic book

 

68

Put a puzzle together

 

69

Sand wood

 

70

Rub in hand lotion

 

71

Arrange fresh flowers

 

72

Remember famous people

 

73

Recite nursery rhymes

 

74

Make peanut butter sandwiches

 

75

Cut up used paper for scratch paper

 

76

Blow bubbles

 

77

Take care of a fish tank

 

78

Bake cupcakes and decorate them

 

79

Interview the person about his or her life using either a video camera or cassette recorder

 

80

Play Hangman

 

81

Finger paint

 

82

Cut out pictures from magazines

 

83

Put coins in a jar

 

84

Put bird seed out for the birds

 

85

Decorate a pumpkin

 

86

Reminisce about a favorite summer

 

87

Roll yarn into a ball

 

88

Trace and cut out autumn leaves

 

89

Cook a favorite family recipe together

 

90

Gather a yellow sponge, crayons, paper and tape and make a SpongeBob SquarePants

 

91

Wash silverware

 

92

Give him or her a hug

 

93

Ask the person to show you how to knit or sew (or another favorite hobby)

 

94

Make a picture frame our of popsicle sticks and glitter

 

95

Play a musical instrument

 

96

Keep a journal together

 

97

Ask the person to talk about his or her favorite sports hero

 

98

Sort playing cards

 

99

Ask the person about his or her favorite pet

 

100

Wash windows together

 

101

Ask the person about his or her first car
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