Staying at home | Our activity resources

We've created some unique resources in order to help older people keep busy and engaged whilst staying at home.

Fun activities to try whilst staying at home

With the advice to stay at home in place we've created a print-friendly activity pack for you to download and complete either yourself or together with family. From fun recipes to challenging crosswords, there is something for everyone in our activity pack.

Also included is a bingo card full of activities from gardening to reading, learning a new skill to baking. The idea is to try an activity and cross it off once done - share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and #AbbeyfieldActivities - let us know if you complete them all!

Throughout the next few weeks, we will be sharing fun ideas and activities with our residents happening within our houses and homes which you can also use as inspiration for things to do at home. At this difficult time, our residents and staff have already been getting creative on how to spend the time together.  

Just this week, residents at Winnersh were playing with a model aeroplane and soaking up the sun.

At Pratt House, residents were enjoying some peaceful colouring.

And at Speedwell Court, residents took part in flower arranging, bringing a smile to everyone's faces.

 

Our activities

Click the Download your pack button below or choose what you want to download from the list below. We also have our own NEW 23 page activity book for you to enjoy. Inside there are more crosswords, brainteasers and some colouring sheets. Download your book below! 

Download your pack      Download your book

Our activity pack

Each item from our activity pack is available to download below.

Sodoku

Keep your brain active with our Sodoku challenges. Why not challenge members of your household to see who can complete it first.

Bingo

We've reimagined the classic game, Bingo and filled it with fun ideas and activities for you to do with family and friends! See if you can get a full house.

Tasty cake recipes

On your marks, get set, bake! There's nothing like a delicious cake to bring everyone together.

Easy homemade meals

It's important to keep eating healthily so we've put together some family favourite recipes.

Crossword

1 up, 10 across...can you solve our crossword puzzles? Much like Sodoku, why not challenge members of your household to see who can find finish it first?!

Word search

Can you find the words hidden amongst the letters?

How to video call | WhatsApp

A guide to video calling on WhatsApp.

How to video call | FaceTime

A guide to video calling on FaceTime.

How to video call | Skype

A guide to video calling via Skype.

Along with the pack we want to share some other ways to keep occupied.

We've listed some great resources and ideas below and we will continue to update our blog with posts on exercise, activities and more, so stay posted! 

Staying Active 

It's so important to stay active, not only for the physical benefits but for your wellbeing too. Move It or Loose It have created their very own support pack for older people. This is great for those that aren't sure what to do when it comes to exercising from home. Request your own copy here.

Online Quizzes/Puzzles

Tech savvy? Why not try some online quizzes, solitaire or scrabble. Some apps even have the option for you to play with family and friends! Here are just a few of our favourites... 

  • Quizizz - there are so many topics to choose from! 
  • Poki - Poki have a huge array of games, quizzes and puzzles to try, including card gamesword games and board games!
  • QuizUp - the biggest free trivia game in the world, connecting people through shared interests.

Virtual Tours 

Did you know you can visit London's Natural History Museum from the comfort of your own home? Virtual tours are free and a great alternative to actually visiting the location. Take a look for yourself! 

Group/Community Websites

Stay connected with loved ones and build new friendships with these community, people-focused websites. 

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