Watercoloring painting or colored pencils with an easel – Provide the coloring brushes or pencils and pages with black-and-white outlines of flowers, seasonal events (New Year’s or Valentine’s Day) found online at  https://www.justcolor.net for early-stage dementia) or https:// www.coloring.ws for middle to advanced stages dementia.



 Loom & weaving -Early to advanced stage dementia that encourage creative expression.   They can have the hook and weave or they are sort by color or they can do whatever they want to with the loom and loops!  Curved pegs prevent loops from slipping off.  




 Lacing cards and holes & thread – Get your hole puncher, thread or yarn and paper plate or birthday card or holiday card out. Have your participant punch holes and begin lacing the card.  If you yarn, put tape around the end of the yarn to make a needle.  





  Matching dominos or playing card:   Take the dominos or playing cards (9 randomly) and place them on the scanner of the printer to copy them.   








Missing letters – There is a picture of the object adjacent to the word.  Spaces mark the missing letters with tile letters.







Spell out the slight words with tile letters.






Three letter words with pictures.  







The Q-bitz game is a great way to say goodbye to boredom and challenge your mind all at once. Practice your symmetry, visual dexterity, quick thinking, and competitive nature. Q-bitz stimulates the brain to use spatial reasoning and memory skill making it perfect for at home.






  • Includes math signs, numbers 0 to 9 and counting rods
  • This wooden “calculator” helps teach math skills and color recognition







Sorting words into Person, Place or Thing.  





Wooden Blocks Puzzle : several examples for shapes and things to make with it, each time you mixed up the pieces the puzzle would come out differently.






Lincoln Logs – build a structure or anything.





Poker chips sorting by color.








Rummikub is a sequencing, pattern recognition and planning game.  




Qwirkle is engaging game with easy rules. The rules of the game are basic: simply build lines by matching tiles based on either color or shape.





Counting coins – pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.  If higher function dementia, made he or she add the coins.






Matching NFL or MBL teams.






Nuts and bolts – large nuts and bolts he or she can manipulate. 








Montessori Screws and Bolts Sets Wood Screwdriver skills.  






Shut the box – dice game. Add the numbers of the dice together and see if you can make that number – for example: 7 can be 6 & 1, 2&5, 3&4 OR 7.