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.
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