How Much Do You Know About Activity Books

The How Much Do You Know About series of activity books are topic specific books that allow for person centered programs.  People will engage if they are interested.  Whether it is sports, cooking, occupations or hobbies, there is something for everyone.  Interest will be peaked and engagement will occur.

What's In It?

Each How Much Do You Know About Book from R.O.S. uses terms from the topic of the book in the following activities:

  • Trivia
  • Word Search
  • Crossword
  • Word Scramble
  • Code Breakers Trivia

Lesson Plans

Each book in the How Much Do You Know About Series uses a Lesson Plan for each category so all caregivers can be on the same page. Lesson plans are meant as general guidelines and suggestions and do not guarantee success. Every person has his or her own unique physical / cognitive abilities and needs. How a participant responds to an activity will dictate how the Activity Leader will continue to modify or adapt a Lesson Plan to meet individual participants' needs and abilities - now and in the future. 

The Lesson Plan should be ever-changing. It is meant to be written on and to note the changes you may have made from the original plan so that the next person working with the participant can follow your modifications with the goal of recreating positive experiences. Information included in each Lesson Plan from R.O.S.: 

Date: Document the date the activity is used with the senior 

Program Name: Activity name 

Objective: What do you want to accomplish with this activity

Materials: Suggested materials/resources to use with this program

Prerequisite Skills: Physical skills/abilities a senior should possess for a particular program

Activity Outline: Step-by-step instructions to complete the program

Evaluation: A thorough evaluation is the most important part of the Lesson Plan. When conducting an activity with the senior, record any verbal cues, assistance, or modifications to incorporate into the activity. It is also helpful to include the senior's response to the program. Note if the senior dislikes a certain activity and won't ever be interested in engaging in this activity in the future. Note programs that are successful at distracting or eliminating a negative behavior (diversion activities). Encourage family members and caregivers to use the evaluation section and also leave tips. Don't waste time recreating the wheel of knowledge; pass on the information so everyone presents the program in the same way with the same modifications and cueing, and achieving the same positive outcomes. 

Improving Quality of Life, One Caregiver at a time since 2010.