Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Let's get started!

  • 3

    Let's plan May Activities

    • Ideas and Inspiration

    • Activity Planner Checklist

    • Planning your themes.

  • 4

    The Ancient Art of Well Dressing

    • Well Dressing in Derbyshire

    • Arts & Crafts

    • Reminiscence

    • Wishing Well

  • 5

    National Share-a-Story Month 

    • Themes 2020

    • Collaborate with your local school

    • Group Quick Quiz

  • 6

    Local & Community History Month

    • Find out about your local History Resources

    • Reminiscence - Pubs

    • Shops - Fundraising opportunity

    • Gentlemen Outfitters and Ladies Fashion

    • Local Market

    • Local Parks

    • Local Factories

    • Local Hairdressers

  • 7

    National Smile Month

  • 8

    National Pet Month

    • Conversations

    • Film Club

  • 9

    National Gardening Week

  • 10

    Springtime Afternoon Tea

    • Afternoon Tea Menu - May

  • 11

    National Weaning Week

    • Baby Talk

    • Baby Group

    • Reminiscence

  • 12

    Dementia Action Week

    • Become a Dementia Friend

    • Host a Dementia Cafe

  • 13

    British Tomato Fortnight

    • What can you do with tomatoes?

    • Tomato Activities - Download Images for Notice Board

  • 14

    Chelsea Flower Show

    • Songs that include flowers and plants

  • 15

    May Day

    • May Day Celebrations poster (blank)

    • May Day Festivities

    • Traditions & Customs

    • May Day Dancing

    • Basket for flowers

    • Craft Session - Basket of Flowers Door Decoration

  • 17

    International Dawn Chorus Day

    • Get involved

  • 18

    Robert Browning

    • Conversation Starters

  • 19

    International Firefighters' Day

    • Conversation Starters ***NEW***

  • 20

    Lost Sock Day

    • Ideas and Inspiration

    • Odd Sock Games - download

  • 21

    Fred Astaire

    • Conversation Starters

  • 22

    National Limerick Day

  • 23

    Ian "Tich" Amey

    • Conversation Starters

  • 24

    World Baking Day

    • Baking Bread

  • 25

    Perry Como

    • Conversation Starters

  • 26

    Eliza Doolittle Day

    • How to celebrate in style ***NEW***

    • Cocktails and Show Tunes

  • 27

    Arthur Conan Doyle

    • Conversation Starters

    • Sherlock Holmes - Something's Missing Game ***NEW***

  • 28

    Queen Victoria

    • Conversation Starters

  • 29

    Bob Dylan

    • Conversation Starters

  • 30

    John Wayne

    • Celebrating the life of John Wayne ***NEW***

    • Conversation Starters

    • John Wayne film list ***NEW***

  • 31

    Wild Bill Hickok

    • Conversation Starter

  • 32

    Christopher Lee

    • Conversation Starter

  • 33

    Next Steps...

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

Course Instructor

Founder of Bright Copper Kettles CIC

Caroline J Benham

Caroline has past experience as an activity coordinator in both the corporate world and in the private care home sector. She is a qualified dementia care trainer and has enjoyed delivering related care home training courses to a wide variety of customers.

What people say about Bright Copper Kettles CIC

  • Musical Moments

    @BCKuk is a must for any care activity coordinator out there.

  • Shedfield Lodge

    We would recommend @BCKuk to any care home/activity coordinator if you're scratching your head for ideas/inspiration or if, like us, you just want to add to what you are already doing.

  • Myography UK

    Bright Copper Kettles - fantastic information for care activity coordinators...

  • Lady Tracey Cole

    Great for activity ideas and planning events all year.. Highly recommended.

  • Emma Swales

    What a great support for activity supporters and instructors thank you

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