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Remembering My Childhood

We collect memories our whole life. All of us do. Whether we are a child of five or we’ve lived ...
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Remembering Christmas

Reminisce About Christmas Christmas will soon be here! The Christmas season is the perfect time to spend with an elder ...
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Christmas Matching Game

Here's a Christmas matching game. This is like one of the Christmas games in             ...
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Remembering Christmas

Reminisce About Christmas Christmas will soon be here! The Christmas season is the perfect time to spend with an elder ...
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Church Window Cookies

When I was a young girl Church Window Cookies was part of the tradition of Christmas baking at my house ...
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Make a Snow Globe that Tells a Story

Snow globes are a miniature winter wonderland. They can be great fun to make with the grandkids and the best ...
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Cinnamon Stick Christmas Ornament

These ornaments made from cinnamon sticks are great for using up old ribbon and making funny little Christmas trees. Materials/Supplies needed: ...
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Gifts of Art for Grandparents

Many children love to color, draw, and paint as a way to express themselves. They can sometimes create so many ...
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Simple Homemade Crafts for Gifts or Bazaars

  Some seniors, like my mom, love making things for others. She loves to give her homemade items as gifts ...
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Christmas Card Puzzle

Reuse and Recycle Christmas Cards

Christmas cards are beautiful, but what do you do with them after your loved one has received them? Here are some good ways ...
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Christmas Trees from Yarn and Thread

These Christmas trees are cute and simple to make. For an older loved one who loves crafts, but may have ...
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Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

Cookie cutters aren't just for making cookies! Cookie cutters make great patterns for making Christmas ornaments. Here's how! Materials and ...
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Stamp Your Own Wrapping Paper

Here's a fun craft that everyone around the table can participate in. Materials/Supplies needed: Roll of brown packaging paper (available at ...
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Christmas tree ornament

Christmas Reminiscing

Christmas is a time for reminiscing. During family get-togethers this year make time for reminiscing with an older family  member ...
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December Activities with Older Family Members

 Feeling in the holiday spirit? Here are 15 Activities to do in December with an older family member or friend! Fill out ...
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Home Made Christmas Gifts for Older Loved Ones

 Home made gifts are fun to create... especially if you make it a family project. Creating something from scratch allows you to ...
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Holiday Gift Guide for Older Loved Ones

Here are some ideas for holiday gifts for the older person in your life. Clothes-consider clothes that are easy to put on, ...
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Christmas Shopping List

Tips for Shopping With an Older Family Member

If you are shopping with an older family member this holiday season, here are 11 quick tips to help you along ...
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Crock Pot Mulled Apple Cider

Apples, Apples, Apples! Celebrate apples during National Apple Month (October) or any time of the year, by making favorite and new ...
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Tips for Helping an Older Person Join a Conversation

I have always believed our older generation mastered the art of conversation. Some grew up without television, radio, and telephones. Visiting ...
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Places to Go in December

If you want somewhere to go this month with your older family member or friend, here are a few ideas: ...
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Making Paper Snowflakes

Paper snowflakes are a beautiful addition to a tree, window, or anywhere you want to see these white lacy beauties ...
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Easy Craft-No Sew Throws

Throws make wonderful gifts for those who like a little extra warmth. What could be better than having your own ...
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Christmas Trivia

Name 4 other names for Santa Claus. In the story "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore, finish ...
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Connecting With Mom’s Neighbors

If you're home visiting with an aging parent... this is a great time to connect with their neighbors. Connecting with ...
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Baker’s Quiz

Baker's dozen 8 ounces = ________. Add this to milk to make a substitution for buttermilk. Add this to fruit to keep it ...
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Stirring Up Memories in the Kitchen

Many memories are made in the kitchen. This is the place where family and friends gather not only to eat, but ...
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Kids Gifts for Grandparents

Children love making things. Here are some crafty and homemade gifts kids can give to Grandparents. Make homemade picture frames ...
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How to Create a Care Package

Creating a care package for an older friend or family member is a great way to stay connected. It can ...
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Christmas Matching Game

Here’s a Christmas matching game. This is like one of the Christmas games in                          Remembering Christmas, Questions, Games and Activities, for Reminiscing About Christmas.

Match the word on the left with a word on the right to form one Christmas word. There may be more than one answer for some words. Use these words as a springboard to reminisce about Christmas!

Christmas                                              Will

Gift                                                        Men

Hot                                                         nuts

Cranberry                                              Plums

Peppermint                                            Greetings

Santa                                                      Carol

Holly                                                      Flakes

Pine                                                        Card

Good                                                      Night

Mince                                                     Chocolate

Chest                                                      & Ivy

Snow                                                      Bread

Figgy                                                      vent

Wise                                                       Cones

Ginger                                                    globe

Apple                                                     Claus

Ad                                                          Tags

Silent                                                     Sauce

Seasons                                                  Bark

Christmas                                               Pie

Snow                                                      Pudding

Sugar                                                      Cider


(answers below)

Christmas Card

Gift Tags

Hot Chocolate

Cranberry Sauce

Peppermint Bark

Santa Claus

Holly & Ivy

Pine Cones

Good Will

Mince Pie


Snow Globe

Figgy Pudding

Wise Men

Ginger Bread

Apple Cider


Seasons Greetings

Christmas Carol

Snow Flakes

Sugar Plums