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Sitting room protest

Sitting room protest

The aim of this activity is to put the world to rights.

You will begin by taking it in turns to air your grievances and discuss what are all your biggest bugbears.

Do you get really annoyed with bad manners?

What about issues with politicians, or rules?

If you could throw a protest, what would be your cause?

Using old cardboard boxes, paint your protests!

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard boxes (use the brown side) or thick a3 card. These are your placards
  • Paint
  • Brushes with a chunky handle
  • Big Opinions!

Step by Step Guide:

  1. Have a debate
  2. Jot down comments you hear residents saying, making a note of who said what
  3. Help the residents to paint their statements. Try to keep them brief, like “NO MORE BAD MANNERS” or “SAY NO TO RUDENESS”
  4. Let the placards dry
  5. Display them.

Ideas for Further Activities With This Idea:

  1. Get the residents together once the placards have dried and have a protest
  2. Look at other protests and use them as a topic for discussion.


Ways to adapt for less able residents:

Staff could paint on residents’ behalf.

Pick nice thick dark paint that stands out so people can see what they are painting.

Ways to adapt from group to individual and vice versa: 

You could do this when families are visiting. Get more input and get people involved. Include staff, and managers too.

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