Editor’s Winter Competition

Hi Members,
National Newsletter Editor’s Winter Competition
With the cold of winter setting in we now get our creative thinking caps on in regards to our programs if we cannot get our clients out as much so between now and the 15th August 2017 I will challenge you to come up with the best winter activity and submit it to be in the running for a mystery winter prize. All submissions must be in by 3pm on the 15th August via the office and attention to Newsletter Editor. Goodluck!

Competition Submissions

Winter Camping!
The idea is to wear the beanies, eat the marshmallows and sing the songs or play the games. A uke is ideal and place the chairs in a circle around the campfire with a billy and camp oven.

Take a walk down memory lane and encourage as much involvement as possible.  Remember this is their activity and time to shine.

The Residents love a sing-a-long and the tongue twisters add a challenge to the activity.  Poetry is often a favourite as well.  Damper could also be included.

 Karen Bats
Activities Officer
Blue Care

1. Two tiny toads ate fat flying flies.
2. The funny bunny hid the colored candy in the colored can.
3. The queen sat on her throne and ate thorny kumquats.
4. Many maids mop motels.
5. Dogs dig holes for big bones.
6. A bunch of yellow bananas launched on a blue boat.
7. Twelve tumbling purple people pulled turnips.

1. Camp Granada
2. This Land Is Your Land
3. Ain’t No Flies on Us
4. I Like Bananas
5. Hey Ho Nobody Home
6. Do Your Ears Hang Low
7. Down by the Riverside
8. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
9. You’re A Grand Old Flag
10. Home on the Range
11. Going on a Bear Hunt
12. Baby Shark
13. Kumbaya
14. The Happy Wanderer
15. Little Bunny Foo Foo
16. Oh! What a Beautiful Morning
17. Peanut Butter
18. I’m a Nut
19. Molly Malone (a.k.a. Cockles and Mussels)
20. On a Bicycle Built for Two
21. When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
22. Bed Bug Song
23. On Top of Spaghetti
24. Oh Susanna
25. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
26. B-I-N-G-O
27. I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor

Old Campfire Memories Still Endure
Come sit with me around the crackling fire
every night camp needs its burning glow
Of Nature’s forest exploring I never tire
often with my faithful dog Midnight in tow

Fair weather is the prayer always prayed
when granted comforts this old brain
Fire soothes when bad weather is delayed
we campers dearly hate the pouring rain

Rain and wind kill all peace of mind
soft, easy night with fire to thrill
Talk, laughter and joy we always find
fire comforts when the night is still

Overhead sparkles a smooth clear sky
glittering stars dance with our flames
We accept the beauty asking not the why
talk of old friends, honoring their names

Tales of the whale sized fish we caught
hunts where we bagged so much wild game
Such memories can never ever be bought
if they could would never be the same

Come sit with me around the crackling fire
every night camp needs its burning glow
Of Nature’s forest exploring I never tire
often with my old faithful dog in tow

Robert J. Lindley , 04-21-2015

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