The Longest Day

The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On June 21, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

In recognition of the Longest Day, I will be singing songs with my residents about summer and the sun.  Here are some suggestions for singing about the summer and the sun:

Sun Songs

  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Sunshine On My Shoulder
  • Sunny
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone
  • I Can See Clearly Now
  • That Lucky Old Sun

Summer Songs

  • Summertime
  • Summertime Blues
  • A Summer Place
  • Indian Summer
  • Summer Wine
  • Summer Wind
  • Long Hot Summer

Discussion Questions

  • What are summer activities you enjoy?
  • If you took summer vacation, where did you go?
  • Did anyone every go to summer camp?  If so, what activities did you do?

Bonus Activity

Take your residents to summer camp and allow them to “sit around the campfire” to sing silly camp songs with this activity pack. This pack includes everything you need for a virtual marshmallow roast. Simply download and print this pack and add some popsicle sticks.  Download HERE


P.S.  What activities did you use to recognize The Longest Day?  Share them with me in the comments.  I’d love to hear your stories.

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