Gait Activity with Geriatrics
The 1st step was to place a ball on each end of 10 longest rods, ensuring the flatter ends of ball were facing the floor. Next I placed the rods on the floor about 8 inches apart measuring step length with my own short step. The patient transferred to standing from their wheelchair and ambulated forward […]
The TOOBEEZ Challenge
Build this to learn how TOOBEEZ and Think-EEZ work as building systems. What are Toobeez? TUBES that connect EASILY with each other! The same way you and your group will connect easily and productively. A fun and innovative way to connect with your group. You’ve come to the right place! It’s the ultimate giant construction […]
Balance Coordination for Seniors
This exercise emphasizes balance coordination for seniors with one simple tool and requiring very little space. As a PTA working in a nursing home, I decided to take Think-EEZ to work and see how useful they would be in the rehab world for balance and coordination with seniors. So this is about my first use. […]
The Match Game
The Match Game is one of the great recreational seniors therapy activities that help seniors stay healthy.
Mural to Music
Participants will paint a mural so as to express themselves through art and music.
Your group is on a cruise in the Panama Canal, and the ship engine has just blown a “whatzit.” It happens to look like a triangle, a rectangle and a square, made from Toobeez.
Toobeez Club is a wonderful fun actvity for seniors therapy.
Benefits & Barriers
Benefits & Barriers is a recreational Senior Therapy which benefits all elderly people.
Objectives Improve fine-motor skills Stimulate cognitive functioning Promote problem-solving skills Provide connectedness within a group Increase affiliation with others Increase verbal interaction Improve sitting and/or standing balance Activity Focus Psychosocial The Challenge The group must construct a tunnel made from Toobeez. Preparation Time 5 minutes Materials 1 or more Toobeez set(s) 6’ or 8’ tables chairs […]
Bean Bag Beez
Bean bag beez focuses on seniors and elderly people recreations.
Toobeez Obstacle Course
Move through the obstacle course following this pattern – over, under, under, over. Collect one 11” tube each time you pass through the obstacle course. After all the 11”tubes are collected, construct a square out of the collected tubes and spheres.
Holding the straw in your lips, blow the ping pong ball into the other player’s goal to score as many points as possible!
Toss the bean bag (or if you are really good, a Toobeez sphere) back and forth without dropping it!
Team Building Activities: Beez Fit for corporate professionals.
The child will independently identify how many tasks he/she must complete before a specified amount of time has passed.
Catch the letters that are swimming in the pond and match them to the letter cards held in each player’s hands. The first one to match all of the letters wins!
Copy a design using the visual and tactile systems. No auditory instructions will be provided.
Without seeing the other person, connect the Toobeez and build the same exact design. One person gives directions and the other person follows auditory instructions only.
In this time machine activity participants will share their past, current and future recreational interests and explore the value that recreation has had in their lives.
The child is challenged to identify times during tasks (or in his/her daily routine) when “quiet time” is needed to regroup and reorganize.
Listen to the music that is playing. When the music stops, move your body into one of the squares. You must find a different square each time the music stops.
Stick switch is an activity in which participants should be making eye contact when they are ready to toss and catch so they are aware it is their turn. Have the receiving participant say “ready” when he or she is prepared to receive the toss
Float through outer space by following the path. Once you reach a station, catch or blast as many meteors as you can.
What started out as a specialty toy has quickly grown into a favorite tool with trainers and facilitators. When you combine the toy with the specially designed activities, it helps to break down intradepartmental barriers, and create a more cohesive group culture. You can use them as an ice breaker or design an entire event around them. All Activities […]