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June 2023: Hobbies
Whether you enjoy gardening, sports, or art there's a song for hobbies that bring you joy! In this month's Perfect Harmony packet and videos, you'll find music activities inspired by a few of your favorite things.
This month's songs:
- "My Favorite Things" (Singing and Discussion)
- "Cheek to Cheek" (Singing)
- "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" (Movement)
- "Everything's Coming Up Roses" (Listening)
- "Mona Lisa" (Listening)
Consider playing or viewing these videos on a Smart TV, computer, tablet, or mobile device. Keep in mind these general musical considerations in your set-up!
This is your one-stop-shop for activity outlines, lyric sheets and visual resources! We hope these will be helpful to care partners who are planning musical activities for those in their care.
We recommend printing the *Activity Outline to follow along with our video resources. All activities, lyrics sheets and visual prompts are included in the packet.
In addition to our activity resources, please reference our technology and activity tips, as well as our additional considerations for working with an individual with dementia and/or cognitive decline.
We also encourage you to follow our Spotify account and access our generational playlists as we continue to build helpful playlists with timeless songs that may resonate with those in your care.
Special thanks to Lindsay Zehren (MT-BC) of Resounding Joy for making this month's movement activity featuring "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" possible. Learn more about Resounding Joy's mission and work at resoundingjoy.com.
Mark your Calendar:
So that you can plan ahead, preview our upcoming themes below:
- July - Songbook Academy
- August - Pure Imagination
- September - Hooray for Hollywood!
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