Therapeutic Recreation

DIY I SPY Jar Activity

People of all ages and abilities can enjoy this “sensory bottle” with the added twist of being a fun mental exercise as well!

I SPY Jar MaterialsMaterials Needed:

  • Clear jar or bottle
  • Small toys or objects to “SPY”
  • Filler material (rice, lentils, sand)

I SPY Jar FinalInstructions:

  1. Gather your supplies.
  2. Create your list of objects to “SPY”
  3. Alternate adding objects and filler into jar
  4. Secure top to jar and attach your “I SPY” list to it with tape or glue
  5. DONE!

I SPY Jar Final 2Tips:

  • When filling the jar, make sure to leave some room for things to move around!  Filling up approx. ¾ full is recommended.
  • If your jar isn’t large the “I SPY” list doesn’t need to be attached, just don’t lose it!
  • This is something that can be created with a theme, like “beach” or “nature,” or just with trinkets you find around your house.
  • Instead of just “spying” objects try asking questions about them too (ex: “How many buttons can you see?”  “What other things could we have put in this bottle?”
  • Since these jars hold small objects, children should always be supervised when playing with them


PWR!Moves Zoom Class

To minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure this program will be offered virtually through the Zoom application. Registration is required to receive meeting access information. PWR!Moves is a dynamic exercise program created for individuals living with neurological disorders and physical disabilities including Parkinson’s disease, MS, and strokes. This class is designed to maximize every-day functional abilities through a comprehensive set of amplitude-based movements, high effort, and attention to action in multiple postures (floor, all 4’s, sitting, and standing). This class is fun and engaging with challenging activities that change with each class and include endurance, flexibility, strength, and balance.

Citizen can register for the program online at https://webtrac.co.cal.md.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html. Activity number is  576330.