We have curated some fun additions to celebrate Baseball & the Baseball Hall of Fame anywhere!
It’s the quintessential American Pastime – BASEBALL. Get all your residents season-ready in the hubbub surrounding baseball season with some of the ideas and links we’ve provided below.
ACTIVITY ASSISTANT PRODUCTS FOR BASEBALL DAY
THINGS TO DO
Even if you have residents that are die-hard fans, everyone will be able to participate and enjoy these baseball activities!
- Play a friendly game of baseball with a wiffle ball set. It’s great exercise. If you don’t have a wiffle set, use pool noodles and balloons.
- Have some residents that could really hit….take them to a local batting cage and let them swing away.
- Have residents that can’t participate in a game? Let them watch with popcorn, hot dogs, pretzels etc.
- Have residents wear their favorite team jerseys.
- Need some sensory ideas – You can go to this site for Baseball Lacing or this one.
FOOD AND DRINK
Of course, today wouldn’t be a special day without the stadium food, so get out those peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and soda pop or lemonade!
- Cotton Candy
- Cracker Jacks
- For desserts serve ice cream and cake in small plastic baseball helmets (these also make a great party favor and/or Goody Bag!).
- Cupcakes frosted with white icing and piped on baseball laces in red or black frosting
MOVIES – The Best Movies About Baseball
- Bull Durham, (1988), R, Comedy, Romance, Sport
- A League of Their Own (1992), PG, Comedy, Drama, Sport
- The Pride of the Yankees (1942), Approved, Biography, Drama, Romance
- Field of Dreams (1989) PG, Drama, Family, Fantasy
- Eight Men Out (1988) PG | 1h 59min | Drama, History, Sport
- Moneyball (2011) PG-13 | 2h 13min | Biography, Drama, Sport
- The Natural (1984) PG | 2h 18min | Drama, Sport
- The Sandlot (1993) PG | 1h 41min | Comedy, Drama, Family
- The Bad News Bears (1976) PG | 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Family
- Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) PG | 1h 36min | Drama, Sport
- The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) PG | 1h 50min | Comedy, Sport
- The Rookie (2002) G | 2h 7min | Drama, Family, Sport
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) Approved | 1h 33min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
- Damn Yankees (1958) Approved | 1h 51min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
- Fear Strikes Out (1957) Approved | 1h 40min | Biography, Drama, Sport
- 42 (2013) PG-13 | 2h 8min | Biography, Drama, Sport
- Rookie of the Year (1993) PG | 1h 43min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
- Mr. 3000 (2004) PG-13 | 1h 44min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
- Angels in the Outfield (1994) PG | 1h 42min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
- For Love of the Game (1999) PG-13 | 2h 17min | Drama, Romance, Sport
MUSIC – Baseball Music to add to Your Playlist
- Ok Blue Jays – Played during the seventh inning stretch of every Blue Jays game.
- Baseball Glove, Gord Bamford
- We’re Talkin’ Softball, Terry Cashman’s
- Glory Days, Bruce Springsteen
- Joe DiMaggio Done It Again, Woody Guthrie
- The Ballad of Ichiro Suzuki, Ben Gibbard
- Cheap Seats, Alabama
- The Greatest, Kenny Rogers
- Centerfield, John Fogerty
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game