Purpose: Mental

Purpose: Mental

Mental Activities


My Very Own Soundtrack

My Very Own Soundtrack

Think and talk about music and the way it makes us feel. A great way to get to know each other better. Be sure to listen to some of the songs mentioned!

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Nom de Bloom

Nom de Bloom

A picture quiz that challenges participants to identify beautiful spring flowers. Connect to a TV so a group can enjoy together.

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Floragrams

Floragrams

Rearrange the anagrams to reveal the spring flowers – with pretty floral visuals. Connect to a TV for a group activity.

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Spring Poem

Spring

A lovely seasonal spring poem, with lots of delightful nature imagery and prompts to encourage discussion and creativity.

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Women In Science Featured Image

Women In Science

Learn about three amazing women and their contributions to science, just in time for International Day of Women & Girls in Science on 11th February.

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Feline Flight

Feline Flight

A whimsical image for you to unpack and build a story around, with lots of prompts to get you thinking and talking!

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Fish Finders

Fish Finders

Cut out the fish cards, shuffle them face down, and use your memory to try to match the pairs! Colourful fun that’s good for your brain.

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Sea Fever

Sea Fever

A poem that years for adventure on the high seas, as well as prompts to support meaningful discussion and inspire creativity.

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Alf & Mikki: The Storm

Catch up with Alf and Mikki as they shelter together from a sudden summer storm. Includes prompts to support meaningful conversations around the text.

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The Jelly-Fish

The Jelly-Fish

A poem with an oceanic vibe, full of metaphors and interesting imagery – with prompts to help you discuss the poem and maybe inspire you to write your own.

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The Tyger

The Tyger

Wiliam Blake’s classic poem features vivid imagery and a compelling rhyming scheme. With prompts for discussion and suggestions for writing your own poem.

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In So Many Words Game

In So Many Words

A game of communication that really gets you thinking outside the box. Nominate one person per team to describe the words, or take it in turns.

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Sea Shell

Sea Shell

A sea-themed poem with some evocative imagery, together with prompts to help you get the most out of discussing it.

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Music Maestros

Test your knowledge of music and music-makers with this themed trivia quiz. Great for prompting musical reminiscence.

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The Story of an Hour

The Story of an Hour

A short story with some challenging themes and a bit of a twist. Includes prompts for discussion and reminiscence to help you get the most from the text.

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The Oak

Poem – The Oak

A lovely Tennyson poem about the majestic oak tree. Complete with prompts to help you explore the text and maybe even write your own nature poem.

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Proper Lemonade

Proper Lemonade

Simple steps to the ultimate refreshment: real lemonade. Bright colours, bold scents, delicious flavours, unusual textures.

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Rocky Road Recipe

Rocky Road

A sweet and simple recipe that you can adapt to incorporate all your favourite treats; lots of sensory fun.

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My Favourite Things

Conversation prompts to get you talking about the things you love. You can print this page out and file the completed sheet with residents’ records.

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Musical Squares

Musical Squares

Similar to bingo, but with songs instead of numbers, this game offers sensory and mental stimulation, with opportunity for reminiscence.

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Word Blocks

Search for anagrams, including a nine-letter word hidden in the jumble. Great for acuity and language skills.

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Map of Me

Map Of Me

A tool for focused reminiscence and life story building. You can print these pages out and fill them in by hand.

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Conversation Prompts

Conversation Prompts

Initiate meaningful conversations. You can print these pages out, cut them up and have participants pull prompts out of a hat for a more tactile activity.

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Alpha Ball

Alpha Ball

A game that works out body and mind! Get moving as you train your brain with this alphabet challenge.

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