Thursday, 27 January 2011
You Will Need (for two groups of 4 players)
An old pack of playing cards (does not matter if incomplete) As you will be writing on these cards, with your marker pen, only use cards you won't need to use again!
A black marker pen
Plastic cup - dice shaker
Counters or some form of "money" for players
Remove 4 x Aces and 1 Black "2" and 1 Red "2"
On these 6 cards take your marker and write in large lettering across them -DO NOTHING
On all the remaining RED cards in the pack, write GIVE in large lettering.
On all the remaining BLACK cards in the pack, write TAKE in large lettering.
Make up two packs by taking half of each of the cards above and put 3 x DO NOTHING cards into each pack.
Shuffle each pack.
Rules of Play
Make up two tables of four players per table.
Place the pack of cards you have prepared in the centre of each table, face down.
Give each player 7 counters.
The game starts with the first player shaking the dice.
That player then takes a card from the top of the pack and looks at it.
She then either GIVE's to the player or TAKE's from the player on her right the number of counters according to her dice throw.
If she draws a DO NOTHING card she does not GIVE or TAKE counters
The dice is passed to the player on her left (clockwise) after she has completed her turn and the next player shakes the dice etc
When a player has no more counters she is out and the game continues with the remaining players.
The player may not have enough counters left, to pay, when asked. If so, she just hands over what she has and is out of the game.
The Winner is the one who gains all the counters.
We reward the winners with a sticker (Super Star etc) and the player with the most stickers at the end of the session is the Champion Taker!!
(I have called the player "she" but this game appeals to the men-folk as well!)
Saturday, 22 January 2011
with Printable Template
Second month of the year coming up...so do print out your February calendar template!
You Will Need
Printed copies (I used A4 White Cartridge 140gsm)
of the February Calendar - here is the Template
(when the new window opens click on File and then on Print)
Paints or any other colouring-in medium.
Have a Fabulous February!
Sunday, 16 January 2011
We all know how much fun and pleasure, a puppy can bring into our lives.
At our Day Centre we have a lady, who comes in regularly, to visit our elderly folk, bringing with her, the most sociable dog I have ever met!
Megan is a Labrador and just loves to be patted and petted and talked to...so theraputic for those folks, who can't keep a pet themselves.
This is such a wonderful service - this lady and her dog, visit, not only the older people, but also children in hospital and at special schools.
So our activity this week, is a picture to print out and colour in - it is a labrador puppy with some cuddly toys! Enjoy...!
Thursday, 6 January 2011
These felt flowers are so easy to make. No sewing or glueing involved...!
You Will Need (For each flower)
two pieces of coloured felt (largest template is 9cms wide)
one button with a shank (see photo)
one pipe cleaner
two Pony Beads (optional)
Print out the two flower templates (when a new page opens click on File and then Print) and cut them out as your patterns.
Pin pattern onto your felt and cut out your felt flowers - one of each size.
Fold each felt flower in four and nip off the point to make a small hole in the centre of the flower.
Turn your flower over and then take your pipe cleaner and push it through the shank of the button, so about 2.5 cm is through.
Finished Felt Flower!
Make a bunch of these Felt Flowers and put them in a jam jar. We used coloured cotton wool balls to pack around the stems.