submitted by Kelly W Shivel of The
Inn at Wyngate on June 08, 2003
of cakes cut out of magazines and glued to poster board (number
each cake on the back such as 1 through 40), Cupcakes (enough
for each resident to win one), one 6 inch cake,cake decorating
candies, boombox, cd or tape of upbeat music, hat made from
the top of a cake carrier.
is to have residents use cognitive skills, minimal mobility,
and to have fun. They should gain self esteem in knowing they
have the ability to remember things. Great with those with low
to high level cognitive ablilities
the day before the "Cake Walk" have residents prepare
cupcakes and decorate them, Make one 6 inch cake that is a little
more decorative. On the day of the "Cake Walk" arrange
seating in a circle. The AD is the official "Cakemaster".
Start of by passing on of the 30-60 pictures in the circle from
one resident to another, the cake master plays music and turns
it off at any given time. The resident holding that particular
cake has to name a type of cake, event where cake is eaten,
or if cognitively impaired the color of the cake picture they
are holding. If they answer any of these questions they keep
that cake and another cake picture is circulated and the process
begins again. This is done until all cakes have been distributed
and all residents have had a chance to "win at leat one
The numbers written on each cake are also on slips of paper
and the "cake master" puts these into their hat and
pulls out a number. The number that matches one a resident is
holding is the winner of the larger 6 inch cake. Present the
winner with their larger cake and all sing "For she's/he's
a jolly good fellow, etc..." Then all the cupcakes are
passed out the the other players and you can provide drinks
and napkins for them to enjoy with their cupcakes.
submitted by Lisa Howard
of Overlook Medical Clinic on Saturday, November 17, 2001
Size: 25 residents plus 12 staff participants
Large Blow up football
red x's cut out of construction paper
Coordination, Physical exercise
residents and staff took turns throwing the giant football in
our dining room. There throws were measured by activity staff.
Distance was marked with their name on a red x marks the spot.
Staff threw from a seated position to make it fair. Everyone
tried to throw it the furthest because they didn't know shortest
throws were winners too. Our Social worker had the longest staff
throw. Two residents were winners for longest and shortest throws.
Only our administrator hit the chandelier with the ball. Snacks
were served for the spectators. Resident names and Staff members
who dressed up in football gear were put into a drawing for
the blow up ball. Everyone had a great day.