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'Love a Tree' Activities for Dementia

Posted by on 5/16/2016 to Dementia Activities
Today is National Enjoy a Tree Day! Here are some ways you can enjoy and celebrate trees today with the person with dementia!

'Love a Tree' Activities for People with Dementia

love a tree dementia activities

  • Enjoy a snack or picnic under a big shade tree
  • Drive through a local arboretum or visit a local nursery and see the variety of trees (and other flowers and plants)
  • Sing "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" or "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree - With Anyone Else But Me"
  • Pick different shape leaves and place them between two layers of clear contact paper. Tape the edges with washi tape or other colored tape to make a frame around it, and hang it in the window to display.
  • Take a fallen branch and paint it for your own creative piece of art!
Enjoy your trees today!!

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