It’s no secret the Easter Bunny is hopping to town. Colorful candy, baskets, and decorations line the aisles at grocery stores across the country. Easter is an enjoyable time for everyone to celebrate including your residents. It marks the beginning of warm weather, spring flowers, and birds chirping.
Get your residents in the Easter and spring spirit with these four Easter activities.
Create your own bingo boards with traditional Easter pictures including bunnies, eggs, baby chicks, and candy. Use pennies or paper Easter eggs as markers for residents to track their progress. Cut one of your bingo boards apart by picture and drop the pictures into a cup. Pull one at a time until someone shouts BINGO and then award them with a fun prize.
Egg hunts are not just for little ones. Take your residents back to their childhood by holding an egg hunt at your adult residential care home. Fill plastic eggs with prizes and diabetic-friendly treats. Hide them in easy to reach places throughout the home or in the yard for those physically able to participate.
Making Easter candy is a great option for adult care homes with no or few diabetic residents. Teach residents how to make their own chocolate bunnies with melted chocolate and a mold. (Both items easily found at a craft store) After they fill the molds, freeze the candy for a few minutes, break it out of the mold, and enjoy!
Every year, thousands of people participate in the Annual Easter Parade in New York City. It is a tradition that started in the 1800s to show off their Easter outfits and bonnets. Let your residents decorate their own bonnets or t-shirts. Follow with a parade letting them show off their masterpieces.