Here are 10 activities to experience in March
with an older loved one
- Is your older family or friend a gardener? Consider starting your planting early with this post Starting Seeds Indoors. Also check out your favorite on-line garden company and request a catalog to look at. Most catalogs are free.
- Lent has started for those Christians who observe the days leading up to Easter. For those Christians, assist a loved one with reading a daily bible passage, reciting a prayer, or other form of observation they wish to participate in.
- March is National Craft Month. Check out the craft and creative ideas to experience under the creative activities tab.
- March 9th, 1959 Barbie® made her debut. Do you or your older family member have a Barbie Doll®? If so take Barbie® out and look at her and reminisce about her. Many older persons have kept the doll over the years or still collect them to this day!
- Spring is right around the corner. What does your older family member or friend remember about past spring times? Here are some questions to get you started with Spring Reminiscing.
- St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. Celebrate with corned beef and cabbage (See this recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup from www.skinnytaste.com) or stir up something green in the kitchen. Try a green smoothie (add spinach to your favorite fruits), make green frosting to frost cupcakes, make green cookies (drop green food coloring into sugar cookie dough), or make mint ice cream in your ice cream freezer.
- Not only is March 20th the first day of spring, but it is also World Storytelling Day. Exchange stories with your older family member. For book and story ideas check out Books and Sharing a Story.
- Does your family have heirloom quilts? In honor of National Quilting Day on March 21st consider digging up an old quilt and talk about its history. Most quilts tell a story in their fabric, pattern, stitches, and how well it has been used. Write down the story of your family heirloom.
- Make a play date with a young member of the family and have a tea party together. Check this post for tea party ideas.
- In celebration of Poetry day on the 21st write a limerick together with your loved one. Limerick’s are short, nonsense rhymes that have a certain format. The 1st, 2nd, and 5th lines rhyme and usually have a beat of 8 or 9. The 3rd and the 4th lines rhyme and usually have a beat of 5 or 6. Here are two examples:
There once was a hamster named Hank
He spent his days playing pranks
One day he ran far
Drove away in a car
That belonged to a doll named Frank
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There once was a chicken named Yolko
Who loved drinking rich, warm cocoa
She tired of the rain
So she boarded a plane
Now she lays eggs in Acapulco