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  • Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® Activity Starter Kits are designed to be interesting, meaningful and engaging for one-on-one or group activity. Activity Starter Kit 1 is especially designed for persons in early to moderate stages of cognitive disability. This kit includes high quality, durable printed materials for reading, discussing and learning about interesting and remarkable people, places, animals and plants. These activities encourage conversation and reminiscence. Activities include Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Interesting Plants and Animals, Influential Artists and Entertainers, and Nutrition through the Ages. Click here to download instructions for Activity Starter Kit 1. A free video demonstration of this activity kit is available at https://youtu.be/sdd-MewIosA
  • Omelet? Stack of pancakes? No, it’s Kellogg’s® Corn Flakes®. Bring on the milk! This crisp success story never gets soggy.
  • Do you remember lining up with your classmates in the school gym for a vaccination? If so, we’re sure you’ll prefer reading and discussing this story about Louis Pasteur and his lifesaving discoveries.
  • No, this story isn’t about little green men. It’s about little green (red, yellow and brown) candies. Discover the origins of M&M’s® in this tasty tale of the chocolaty treat’s inventor, Forrest Mars.
  • This timeless story inspired a major Broadway musical. This brief account of one of the Old Testament’s most colorful characters will inspire rich discussion.
  • Did you know that the inventor of the frozen pizza patented her dough and turned down a buyout offer of $16 million? America's favorite food is also a favorite topic of discussion!
  • Did you know that the original recipe for chocolate chip cookies was discovered by mistake? Reading about and discussing these classic treats is almost as much fun as eating them.
  • Painter, inventor, musician, engineer, scientist, philosopher... Find out surprising facts about the quintessential Renaissance man.
  • MGM's chief, Louis B. Mayer, once called Mickey Rooney "a goldmine." Your group will enjoy learning more about this beloved actor.
  • It started as an idea that came up during a dinner party in France. This story of the Statue of Liberty is loaded with interesting and amazing facts for your group to ponder and discuss.
  • Whether it’s enjoyed as a salad, side dish, dessert or drink, JELL-O® is ever popular. You’ll find this brief history of this culinary classic as fascinating as it is colorful.
  • Did you know that basketball was first called “duck on a rock?” Learn all about this sport’s humble beginnings in this fascinating story of its inventor, John Naismith.