The activity apron is appropriate for persons with decreased cognitive function that require tactile, visual stimulation, color recognition, improved eye-hand coordination, finger strength and development of motor skills that aid in active daily living (dressing, feeding etc.).The apron can be placed around the waist, on a table top or on a wheelchair tray. The resident can be instructed to sense the various tactile surfaces for tactile stimulation and recognition. The individual should also be instructed to participate in the various tray activities including: threading of the grommets, buttoning and unbuttoning, closing and opening of the zipper and opening and closing of the Velcro strap. The activity apron can be laundered in an institutional laundry but should be dried at temperatures (180o F, 82o C or lower). The apron should be placed in a mesh laundry bag when laundering.