Match the Chips
Match the Chips takes advantage of most people's familiarity with poker chips. Put the colorful chips down in front of the person with Alzheimer's or dementia and often they will pick them up, arrange them and even start sorting them on their own. Use the included color templates and add even more fun and challenge to the activity.
- Cognitive challenge
- Helps with dexterity
- Colorful chips are attractive to hold and sort
- Templates for guidance
- Can be used individually or as a game
- Full instructions
Add More Chips to add Challenge...
Add more challenge by adding another template and the corresponding chips. You can also use tongs or a clothespin to pick the chips out of the bowl to increase the dexterity component of the activity.
Finally, Use the Large Template and All the Chips...
If the person can sort the chips readily, use the larger template and all the chips.
Play the Game of "Nim"...
Those with more abilities can play the game of "Nim", a strategic mathematical game. Each player removes 1, 2 or 3 chips from the bowl, trying to be the person to remove the last chip.
When Done, Put the Chips Back in Their Bags....
When done, ask the person to sort the chips back into their bags by matching the color on the bag label with the chips. You will be amazed by the look of satisfaction from helping out by putting the game away on their own!