Clinton County Nursing Home Monthly Activities

APRIL, 2021                               FLOWER:    DAISY                                     BIRTHSTONE:  DIAMOND

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1   BASEBALL’S OFFICIAL      OPENING DAY

Batter Up!!  Major League Baseball officially begins today (tentative date).  You can show your team spirit by wearing your favorite teams colors or apparel.

2  JED CLAMPETT DAY

 Buddy Ebsen was born on this day in 1908.  We will enjoy some episodes of the Beverly Hillbillies today and maybe some Barnaby Jones too!

3  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ICE    CREAM SUNDAE

Reportedly, on April 3, 1892, a soda fountain proprietor in Ithaca, NY, embellished a scoop of ice cream with sweet syrup & a candied cherry, and then named it after the Sabbath.

4  EASTER SUNDAY        

 Today is the most holy day for people of Christian faiths.  It’s the perfect day to be hopeful and grateful for all we have and all those special people in our lives.

5  “DO UNTO OTHERS” DAY

The purpose of this day is to remind everyone of the importance of The Golden Rule – treating others as you want to be treated.  As a reminder – it’s a good day to wear something gold or yellow.

6  TARTAN DAY

 In Scotland and around the world, April 6 is celebrated as Tartan Day, a holiday commemorating Scottish independence and Scottish pride.  We will read some Scottish folktales & legends and wear plaid today too!

7  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES   GARNER

Actor James Garner was born James Scot Bumgarner in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1928.  He was one of the 1st actors to succeed in both television and film.  We will watch one of his movies today.

8  PICK UP A PENNY DAY

“Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day, you’ll have good luck!”  That was the jingle kids growing up in the 1930s & 40s would recite.  Did you ever sing that jingle?  We will try our hand at penny toss today.

9  NATIONAL CHERISH AN     ANTIQUE DAY        

 We will watch a few episodes of Antiques Roadshow today.  Did you collect antiques or find a treasure when you were out garage sale-ing?

10  SEND A CARD DAY

 April is Card and Letter Writing Month.  We will craft a handmade card to let someone know they are in our thoughts today.

11  CIVIL RIGHTS          ANNIVERSARY

On this day in 1968, one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was passed.  The act provided for equal housing opportunities and was also called the Fair Housing Act.

12  GRILLED CHEESE       SANDWICH DAY

 Do you like grilled cheese sandwiches?  Do you have any special recipes or ingredients that you use – special types of cheese?  Special bread?  Do you like them with tomato soup?

13  PEACH COBBLER DAY

 We will make a crock pot dessert with peaches today and enjoy it while socially distanced in the afternoon.

14  DAY OF PINK

There is a lot of pink going on in April.  Today is a day set aside to take action against bullying and celebrate diversity in schools and in the workplace – so wear something pink today!

15  LEONARDO da VINCI DAY

 In celebration of Leonardo da Vinci’s birth anniversary (1452), we will learn more about this brilliant and fascinating man.

16  HENRY MANCINI DAY

 Henry Mancini was born on this day in 1924.  He won 20 Grammy Awards and four Oscars for such songs as “Moon River”, “Days of Wine and Roses”, and “Pink Panther”.  We will listen to some of his music today. 

17  MUSTANG DAY

 Ford Mustang Day commemorates the day the Mustang was first introduced to the public in 1964.  Did you have a Mustang?  What was your dream car?

 

18  SKY AWARENESS      WEEK BEGINS

It is a celebration of the sky and its natural beauty.  We will celebrate with some nephelococcygia.  What is that?  It’s seeing shapes and images in the clouds and we will share what we see!

19  MATHEMATICS DAY

We will celebrate mathematics today because April is Mathematics Awareness Month.  We will do some math puzzles today and find out if it was your favorite subject in school.

20  HUMOR FOR YOUR       HEALTH’S SAKE DAY

It is National Humor Month. 

We will share funny stories, jokes and cartoons and watch a funny movie today too.

21  HAPPY BIRTHDAY,        QUEEN ELIZABETH

Today is Queen Elizabeth’s real birthday.  She will be 95 today.  We will have a tea party and watch a show about this incredible woman.

22  EARTH DAY

 We will let our creative juices flow and paint a picture of our favorite part of nature – favorite season, flower, sky, tree?  Then we will post the pictures for all to enjoy!

23  SAVE THE RAIN FOREST       DAY

 Did you know that the Amazon rain forest plays a vital role in stabilizing the global climate?

We will color or paint a rainforest frog or leopard and learn more about them today.

24  SUN DAY

We will learn more about our closest star on Sun Day.  We will make a beautiful suncatcher today.

25  PET PARENTS’ DAY

This holiday was founded by Veterinary Pet Insurance to celebrate the special bond between pets and their human “parents”.  Did you have a special pet?  What was their name?

26  PINK MOON DAY

There is a full moon tonight.  The name comes from the pink wild phlox that grow in the spring.  It is also a supermoon this year, meaning the moon is closer to the earth in its orbit and appears larger in the sky.

27  MORSE CODE DAY

Celebrated every year on the 27th of April, Morse Code Day celebrates a unique and well-used form of communication.  Have you ever used Morse Code?

 

28  SUPERHERO DAY

 This observance was started by marvel Comics employees, but it has expanded to include all superheroes.  We have all shown our Super Powers over the last year and will celebrate each other!

29  WILLIE NELSON DAY

Willie Nelson was born on this day in 1933.  We will learn more about his man and enjoy his music today too!

 

 

30  THANKS FOR THE GOOD   HAIR DAY

It is Hairstylists Appreciation Day and boy did we learn how much we appreciate them this last year!!  We will talk about the hairstyles of yesteryear and what your favorite trend has been.