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The Activity Director's Office Presents
Activity Ideas That Work
by Gina Salazar, AD
JANUARY ACTIVITIES
Elvis Trivia:

What was Elvis' middle name?
~ Arron

What is Elvis'home called?
~ Graceland

What was Elvis' first movie?
~ Loving you

Who was Elvis' only wife?
~ Priscella Presley

What was Elvis' mother's name?
~ Gladys

Was Elvis an only child?
~ No, he had a twin that died at
birth.

Was Elvis in any branch of
Government?
~Yes, he was in the Army.

How old was Elvis when he died?
~42

What was Elvis' nick names?
~ Elvis the Pelvis or The King.

When was Elvis' T.V.comeback?
~in 1969

What was the show that Elvis was
filmed from the waist up?
~ Ed Sullivan


Pizza Word Search

Look for the following words:
crust
sauce
pepperoni
sausage
cheese
mushrooms
olives
onion
bell pepper
ham
pineapple
jalapenos

fjsgdycrustmcocn
hsfddonionagsgwi
hamnxctvsoopske
sjalapenosrugigef
aegasuasredsijmg
upepperonideecke
cheesebbxisyuvin
eolivesgjumsktrev
mushroomcoomh
pineapplegeengki
dhebellpepperdht

Martin Luther King Jr.
Quick Trivia


True or false? Dr.King was a civil
rights leader,but also a minister?
~ True.

Dr.King delivered his "I have a
Dream" speech at what age?
~ 34

Which day of the week is
determined as the MLK holiday?
~ The 3rd Monday in January.

Who assassinated Dr.King on
April 4th,1968?
~ James Earl Ray
January Dates to Celebrate:

National Hot  Tea Month-Why don't you have a Tea Party-Serve different
types of teas,try Mint,Lemon,Rasberry,and green teas.
Serve muffins and invite all your residents to reminise about when they
were little girls and had tea parties.

National Soup Month- Have a cooking class and make Potato and
Cheese Soup(recipe below).

Volunteer Blood Doner Month-Why don't you hold a blood drive at your
facility. Call your local Red Cross to see if this is possible in your area.

Elvis Presley's Birth Anniversary-January 8th-
Why don't you have an Elvis Day at your facility.
Hire a local Elvis Impersonator(check the yellow pages under
Entertainment/entertainers) to come in and entertain your
residents,serve banana and peanut butter sandwiches.In the morning
play elvis music during exercise class.Do elvis trivia(see below).

Martin Luther King Jr. Birth anniversary-Jan.15th-
Have a group discussion about the famous "I have a dream" speech. Get
a copy and have a resident read it. Discuss what it meant to each
person,what does it mean today,has it changed the way people think?Do
M.L.K. jr trivia(see below).

National Pizza Week- January 18-24- Have a Pizza Party.Most pizza
companys will give you a deal if you order alot of pizzas.Do pizza
Word Search (see below).

January Room Visits:

This months theme box might include pictures of snow, ice cubes,new
years noisemakers,confetti,new years party hats,elvis presley
music,pictures of elvis,quilt pieces,champane glass(plastic),pine
cones,evergreen branches,mittens,scarfs,walnuts,
cinnamon, and anything else
that reminds you of winter or January.

What's Cookin' :

Potato Cheese Soup
You will need:
3 strips of bacon
1 large onion
3 pounds of baking potates
(about 6 large potatoes)
peeled and cut into cubes
4-1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
6 oz.bag of grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chives,chopped

In a large sauce pan,cook the bacon until crisp.Take out bacon and
drain on paper towels and crumble into pieces.With the oil that is in the
sauce pan,add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes.Stir in the
potatoes,water,salt and bring to a boil.reduce the heat and
simmer,covered until potatoes are tender,15 to 20 minutes. Mash up the
mixture with a fork or potato masher untill creamy texture.Add in cheese
stir until melted and top with crumbled bacon and chives.Serve with hot
bread, if desired.

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