I am preparing a Mothers’ Day gift for my mother this weekend. She is in her eighties and her doctor has recently recommended that she keep her brain challenged and active.
When I visit my mother, we often will make cards or scrapbook, but when she is not with family or friends, it is just her and my dad. I wanted to give my mother something different than the usual clothing and flowers this year, so I decided I wanted to make her a “Brain Basket”.
I picked up some brain teaser books:
A combination game set:
Then some snacks (because all that thinking makes you hungry):
And put it all together in a shoe box to look like this:
Hopefully, my mom will enjoy it. These items really good for any age, they come in a variety of age-appropriate levels. Here are some items that might be good for a Brain Basket:
- Crossword/Word Search
- Bible/Bible Study books
- Hand-held brain teasers
- Wii games
- DS with brain games
- Jigsaw puzzles
- Playing cards
- Biography/History Books