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Carnival Week 2016

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This week is Carnival Week at SLEC. As the start of school approaches we look forward to the opening of the Ex, summer's biggest carnival!

Founded in 1879, as the Toronto Industrial Exhibition, the CNE has enjoyed a distinguished history as a "showcase of the nation". It was "the place" where people came to experience the latest innovations in technology and commercial products as well as performances by many of the leading artists of the time. Although the CNE has changed over the years, it continues to be one of Ontario's great annual traditions.

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Tropical Fruit Tasting

Tropical Fruit Tasting
Activity of the Week (August 22-27): Tropical Fruit Tasting About: It's ALOHA week here at SLEC! We can get so many different types of fruit now, most that we have never even tasted. This program allows clients to taste some delicious, unfamiliar tropical fruits! How to run this program: Buy a variety of tropical fruit and get some information on each type Have samples of the whole fruit as well as some cut up pieces...
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Under the Sea Colouring

Under the Sea Colouring
Activity of the Week  (August 15-20): Under the Sea Colouring Group About : This week is UNDER THE SEA Week. We are celebrating all the amazing creatures found under the deep blue sea. Our clients will enjoy varied activities this week including this colouring group. You may think colouring is a childish pursuit, but read below for some interesting facts on the benefits of colour for adults. How to set up : Print adult colouring...
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Campfire Cupcakes

Campfire Cupcakes
Activity of the Week (August 1-6): Campfire Cupcakes About : What better way to celebrate camping than recreating a campfire on top of a cupcake? How to Make : Materials used Betty Crocker's Devil's Food Cake Milk Chocolate Betty Crocker Icing Whipped Vanilla Betty Crocker Icing Disposable decorating bags Pretzels Sticks Chocolate chips Cupcake baking tins Cupcake liners. Method Follow instructions on Betty Crocker Box, on how to bake cupcakes. While cupcakes are baking, use...
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Reading Group

Reading Group
Activity of the Week (May 24-28): Reading Group About : This activity not only helps maintain intellectual ability, but it also helps encourage discussion. All you need to run the activity is either a large print story book, novel, or magazine. How to implement : Clients can either have the option to actively read or just simply listen and be read to. Have client(s) sit in a circle or at a table and each have...
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Short Stories

Short Stories
Activity of the Week (April 25th-29th): Short Stories About : Reading short stories is a way to occupy the mind and engage in stimulating conversation. How To Play: Seat group in quiet area or room Welcome group. Provide clients with copies of the story to follow along. Read the story. Encourage clients to take turns reading parts of the story. Use the “Discussion Starters” at the end to start a conversation.
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2D Pussy Willows

2D Pussy Willows
Activity of the Week (April 25-29): 2-D Pussy Willows About : This is a multi-step, mixed media craft that allows clients to create their own pussy willows on canvas. How to Create : Gather needed materials: 9x12 canvas boards, broken tree twigs of various sizes, pom pom style wool (white), tea bags soaked in hot water, glue, grey paint, paper plates, glue gun. It is a good idea to have a finished sample to show...
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Gift Grab

Gift Grab
Activity Of the Week (Dec 29-31): 7 11 Gift Grab About:  7 11 Gift Grab is a fun twist on the traditional Pass the Parcel game How To Play: Clients sit in chairs in a large circle Staff hand a client 2 large soft dice Clients take turns rolling the dice into the middle of the circle When the first client gets a 7 or 11 they receive a present and get to unwrap one...
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Song Burst 50s and 60s Edition

Song Burst 50s and 60s Edition
Activity of the Week (November 23-27):   SongBurst '50's and '60's Edition About:  SongBurst is a board game where players are asked to finish the lyrics of popular songs from the 1950's and 1960's How to Play: The facilitator acts as the DJ for the game and begins by dividing the clients into two teams. The DJ picks a card and begins reading the lyrics on the card. The first team tries to guess the...
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Jumbo Crossword Puzzle

Jumbo Crossword Puzzle
Activity Of the Week (Oct 4th - 9th 2015): Jumbo Crossword Puzzle About: We all love a good mental challenge. What better way than to challenge the brain by completing a crossword. Solve clues and fill in the numbered blank boxes that correspond to the numbered clues. Clues are listed under ‘Horizontal’ and ‘Vertical’, as well as the placement of the boxes. In this program, we complete the puzzle as a team. How To Play:...
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