Adding to your list of non-lame things to do at a nursing home, try filming a video lip-dub. They get seniors out of their daily oatmeal-sleep-more-oatmeal-more-sleep routine. Plus, they friggin hilarious.
- Sign people up. Ask people at the nursing home or community center if they'd like to be in your video. (You may have to explain what a lip-dub is.)
- Choose the song. The more out of character it is for old people, the funnier it is. Try a song you would currently hear on the radio.
- You can also choose a song that they know extremely well from the old days.
- Teaching time. Print out the lyrics (in extra large font) for your video stars. Then, play the song multiple times so that they can practice and learn the words.
- Rehearse direction. Before the cameras roll, practice what everyone will be doing. Will you have one star lip-syncher traveling through the nursing home? Or will it be a choreographed dance among all of the grannies and gramps?
- Start filming. You'll have to do a lot of takes, but make sure you get more than one solid clip of each part of the song.
- Edit your masterpiece. Without the seniors' help (you want to leave some surprise), edit the footage into one music video.
- Post it online. Make sure to give credit to the old people who helped you. Send it to their families if you know them.
- Host a screening. Show your volunteers the final product. You could even theme it as a "movie premiere" where the old people dress up for it.
See a helpful (and funny) example below.