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Match the Pins

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Using the brightly coloured, durable plastic full-size clothespins and the set of laminated colour templates, Match the Pins offers people with dementia or Alzheimer's fun and rewarding activities that provide cognitive challenge, help with fine motor strength and offer an opportunity to be creative. They can also be used for their intended purpose of hanging clothes or small items on a clothesline, which is also a great "chore" activity.

  • Creative matching activity
  • Helps with dexterity and fine motor strength
  • Cognitive challenge
  • Triggers pleasant memories
  • Templates for guidance
  • Full instructions

Establishing a routine of hanging clothes or small items (that have been moistened using water from a spray bottle) on a clothesline can be a very successful and rewarding activity and the clothespins included in this activity are very good for that, but that’s just one use. The included instructions describe a variety of matching and sorting activities that are fun to do, don't take a lot of preparation and offer cognitive challenges and a creative outlet.

Suitable For:

A great activity for almost anyone with dementia or Alzheimer's who has the dexterity to handle the clothespins, especially for people who enjoy putting things in order.

Package Includes:
  • 24 brightly colored full-size plastic clothespings (6 of each color)
  • Laminated templates
  • Set of miniature "pom-poms"
  • Full instructions

This product is proudly assembled and packaged by the people of The Ark, a community organization dedicated to providing services for persons with special challenges.

Great for Dexterity and Fine Motor Strength...
People with dementia enjoy picking up the brightly colored clothespins

Often used by Occupational Therapists, the action of picking up the clothespins and opening them between the thumb and index finger is an excellent exercise. Because these clothespins are brightly colored, many people with dementia enjoy simply picking them up and clipping them together.

Use the Large Templates for Matching Activities...
Use the larger templates to start matching the clothespins to the colors

Using the templates adds challenge to the activity by combining the action of opening and closing the clothespin with matching the color to the template and then snapping the clothespin on the matching spot. The larger templates are a little easier...

And the Smaller Templates for More Challenge...
Add more challenge with the smaller templates

Add even more challenge (and fun!) by using the larger templates and more cards. The instructions describe several different activities that can be adjusted to match the person's abilities.

The Pompoms add more fun!
Have some fun with the matching pompoms

Add even more challenge (and fun!) by using the clothespins to pick up the matching miniature pompoms.

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