Topic 1: Jobs for Today and The Garden Shed

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IDEAS AND TIPS:

Step One:

Review pages 12 - 14 of the activity handbook.  
There are great hints and tips in the handbook.
There is also a To Do area to help you plan and prepare. 

Prepare your activity.  Speak to other members of staff to get them involved. 

Step Two:

Advertise the event    COME AND JOIN US POSTER

Step Three:

Make sure you have collected, printed or have ordered all materials needed for the activities.

Step Four:

As shown in the handbook - Follow the instructions to make the activity an event and use the activity handbook to guide you.

IDEAS AND TIPS:

“Garden Memories” the useful publication that is downloadable from the Thrive website, specifically look at chapter 7 for this topic.

Use the Garden Shed template below to draw or cut out pictures from magazines and glue them on to make their shed complete

A Garden Calendar can be downloaded as a PDF. The booklet also has very clear instructions on many of the seasonal jobs that would be appropriate as an Activity.

http://www.thrive.org.uk/products/publications/dementia-and-older-people.aspx

Spring

  • Spring Seasonal Jobs

http://www.thrive.org.uk/products/publications/dementia-and-older-people.aspx

  • Putting Up Nesting Boxes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/breathingplaces/nest_box/

Summer

  • Making Hanging Baskets 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/plant_hangingbasket1.shtml

  • Pressing Flowers

 http://www.doityourself.com/stry/guidepressingflowers#b

Autumn

  • Ideas For Crafting With Leaves

http://uk.pinterest.com/ms_art/kid-art-trees-leaves-fall/

  • Printing With Leaves

http://www.pinterest.com/explore/leaf-prints/

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Leaf-Prints

  • Making Insect Hotels

http://uk.pinterest.com/vanshel400/insect-hotels/

Winter

  • Making A Terrarium

http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/gardening/indoor/how-make-terrarium 

  • Making Fat Balls

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-fat-ball-bird-feeders/?ALLSTEPS

  • Natural Christmas Wreaths

 http://uk.pinterest.com/maryjotruax/christmas-wreaths/

  • Seed Mosaics

http://uk.pinterest.com/chemi7/seed-and-bean-fun/

Kevin Harrison