During April, rain showers are more common here in Houston, Texas. While a storm may change your outdoor plans, it doesn’t mean you and your loved one have to spend the day doing nothing. As a leading name for home caregivers in Houston, IPR Healthcare understands that you want to find fun things to do with your loved one during an April shower, so we’ve laid out some entertaining indoor activities:
Physical activity doesn’t have to involve an intense, hour-long workout. Do some simple exercises with your loved one to help keep them limber and improve their mood on a rainy day. Arm circles, walking a lap around the house, or even some simple stretches all help your loved one get up and active without putting too much strain on the body.
- Play Some Board Games
Nothing complements a rainy day like some board games. Games like Monopoly or Scrabble are the perfect way to pass the time indoors. Ask your loved one which board games they played as a child and keep these games in the house to play during an April shower. You will enjoy the bonding time, and the game will bring back fond memories of childhood for your loved one.
- Create an In-Home Movie Theater
Enjoy the atmosphere of a movie theatre without having to purchase a ticket. Gather some classic movies your loved one enjoys watching. Settle on a comfortable couch with some popcorn, turn off the lights, and enjoy your in-home movie theatre while listening to the rain fall outside. It’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy an April shower.
- Arts & Crafts
Use an April shower as an opportunity to do some fun arts and crafts. Help your loved one create a scrapbook out of photos they have taken over the years for a fun craft that will fill them with joy. Another fun craft to create with your loved one is a color bag. To create this craft, purchase clear hair gel, zip-lock bags, and food coloring. Fill ¼ of the bag with the hair gel, have your loved one add some food coloring, and seal the bag. Once sealed, you and your loved one can push the gel in the bag around with your fingers and watch the colors change right before your eyes.
- Complete a Puzzle
Puzzles are an excellent way to pass the time and keep your mind sharp. A 100-piece puzzle is the perfect size, as it is not too challenging nor too easy. Additionally, you and your loved one will both enjoy the accomplished feeling that comes along with finally completing a puzzle. To capture the memory, you can even frame the puzzle and hang it in your loved one’s home as a reminder of the fun bonding experience you shared.
An April shower doesn’t mean you and your loved one have to be bored at home. There are plenty of fun activities you can do with your loved one. For high-quality in-home care services to keep your loved one healthy, give IPR a call at (713) 592-6776. We’re a leading home care agency in Houston, Texas.