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Recreation Therapists planning for July....

4th of July "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference... and the sense of humor when I don't know the difference." Joel Goodman adding to Reinhold Niebuhr

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

Special Events in July

  • 2nd week- National Ice Cream Week
  • 1- Canada Day
  • 3- Idaho Day (1890, 43rd state)
  • 4- Independence Day
  • 11- National Cheer Up the Lonely Day
  • 14- Bastille Day (France)
  • 15- National Ice Cream Day
  • 24- Pioneer Day

July Facts

  • Birthstone- Ruby
  • Flower- Water Lily
  • 16- 1st atomic bomb explosion (1945)
  • 20- 1st man to walk on the moon (Neil A. Armstrong, 1969)
  • 28- start of WWI (1914)

July Birthdays

  • 1- Princess Dianna
  • 4- Calvin Coolidge (1872), Louis Armstrong (1900)
  • 5- P.T. Barnum (1810)
  • 14- Gerald R. Ford (1913)
  • 18- John Glenn (1921)
  • 21- Ernest Hemingway (1899)
  • 24- Amelia Earhart (1897)
  • 30- Henry Ford (1863), Casey Stengel (1890)

July Activity Ideas

Hollywood Picture Day 
Submitted by Vicki Hartway, ADC of Claiborne and Hughes Health Center on March 20, 2002

Size: 20 to 30 throughout the day

Equipment: backdrop (of material), Plants for background, a good camera, Lots of film, Props (feather boa, Sunglasses, Scarves, Clip on earrings), Hair supplies, make up

Objective: provide residents with a self esteem boost and to feel like a superstar

Description: We had the residents come down to the beauty shop throughout the day to have their hair done and make up applied. We then took our different props and dressed them up like Hollywood royalty And took different snap shots. Fun was had by all. The film was developed in triplicate. Activity staff kept a set and families received double prints of each picture. This is an excellent PR activity with families.

Any activity that has to do with water balloons.
Submitted by LISA SPIVEY
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1. Water Balloon Toss: Have pairs face each other approx. 10 feet apart. Toss the balloon across to partners, if balloon breaks, the pair is out. Have pairs take large step backwards, continue until last pair is left with water balloon. Enjoy the WET FUN!!!!

2. The orange pass with a water balloon: Place water balloon between chin and chest and turn and pass to team member and continue down the line of team members. When the last person gets the balloon, they come to the front of the line and continue until the first person is at the front again. The team that keeps the balloon and gets back to start first wins. Enjoy!!!!

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