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Recreation Therapists planning for November....

november1.gif (1172 bytes) Football, Thanksgiving, Election Day, Veterans Day.... just a few of the many events in the month of November. Submit ideas for November & share it with others. november2.gif (2824 bytes)

  1. Special Events Days
  2. Facts
  3. Birthdays
  4. Poem
  5. Activities

Special Event Days

  • 1st Saturday after November 11 is Sadie Hawkins Day
  • 4th Thursday- Thanksgiving Day
  • 4th week- National Family Week
  • Week after Thanksgiving- National Home Care Week
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • Children's Book Week
  • 4- Will Rogers Day in Colorado
  • 11- Veterans Day
  • 11- Armistice Day in France and Great Britain
  • 11- Remembrance Day in Canada
  • 15- Shichi go San (Seven Five Three) for boys 3 or 5 & girls 3 or 7 yrs in Japan
  • 12- Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day (Equal rights for women)
  • 21- World Hello Day
  • 30- St. Andrew's Day

November Facts

  • Birthstone- Topaz
  • Flower- Chrysanthemum
  • 2- North Dakota became 39th state in 1889
  • 2- South Dakota became 40th state in 1889
  • 2- 1st regular radio broadcast began over station KDKA in Pittsburgh, 1920
  • 6- 1st college football game took place between Rutgers & Princeton in 1869
  • 11- Armistice signed ending World War I in 1918
  • 16- Oklahoma became the 46th state in 1907
  • 17- Suez Canal opened in 1869
  • 19- Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863
  • 22- President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963

November Birthdays

  • 2- Daniel Boone, 1734
  • 3- Stephen Austin, 1793
  • 4- Will Rogers, 1879
  • 6- John Philip Sousa, 1854
  • 7- Marie Curie, 1867
  • 15- Aaron Copeland, 1900
  • 19- James A. Garfield, 20th President, 1831
  • 19- Indira Gandhi, 1917
  • 25- Joe DiMaggio, 1914
  • 30- Mark Twain, 1835

November Poem (why don't you submit a poem?)

"November's sky is chill and drear
November's leaf is red and sear."
Sir Walter Scott 

POETRY READING


Submitted by Kara Stauffacher of Attic Angel Health Center on Thursday, November 25, 1999
At our nursing home we did some Thanksgiving poetry reading, along with using the word "THANKS" and each letter to begin the line of the poem. The residents were very creative and wrote a cute poem of THANKS!

 

Thank you for all my hands can hold-
Apples red and melons gold,
Yello corn both ripe and sweet,
peans and beans so good to eat!

Thank you for all my eyes can see-
Lovely sunlight,
field and tree,
White cloud-boats in sea-deep sky,
Soaring bird and butterfly.

Thank you for all my ears can hear-
Birds' song echoing far and near,
Songs of little stream, big sea,
Cricket, bullfrog, duck and bee!

Written by -Ivy O. Eastwick

Activities

Boo!! Guess Who?
submitted by Berni Adamson of Job Haines Home on Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Equipment: camera, film, Halloween masks, posterboard, masking tape

Description: Take photographs of residents and staff wearing Halloween masks. Using masking tape, display photographs on posterboard. See how many residents and staff can be identified.

november3.gif (2110 bytes) SADIE HAWKINS DAY PARTY (1st Saturday after November 11)

Invite staff, residents, and guests to dress-up "country" with bib-overalls, straw hats, cowboy boots, straws in their mouth, etc. Play country or bluegrass music. Organize a square dance. Invite local square dancing clubs to conduct a dance at your facility. Teach wheelchair square, circle and/or line dancing. Serve apple cider and apple dumplings

Turkey Treats
Melissa Cline, CTRS of Morton Plant Mease Rehab on September 22, 1999

Size: any size

Equipment: Rice Krispy Treats ingredients, Oreo Cookies, Candy Corn, Mini Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Icing

Objective: To ensure group socialization, enhance gross and fine motor skills and to follow directions.

Description: Have residents assist you in making rice krispy treats. While the treats are on the stove, have the residents untwist Oreo cookies. When the treats are finished, have the residents shape them into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Cover the top of the cookie with the white cream, with chocolate icing, which acts as our "glue", and place treat ball on top. "Glue" on two mini chocolate chips for the eyes, and a candy corn for the beak. For the tail, frost the other side of the Oreo and stick on the back of the treat ball. Place candy corn, small edge down, between the cookie and treat ball, so the wide end of the candy appears to be the "fanned" out tail of the turkey.


 

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