Are you caring for a senior citizen or working in an aged care facility? If so, you know how important it is to keep the residents engaged and entertained. One great way to do that is through music! Music has a unique ability to evoke emotions and memories, and it can provide a sense of joy and connection to those in their later years.
To play simply say or sing a few words from the song and let the audience call out the name of the song, encourage them to name the singer as well. It is best to sing the question line to the tune to make it easier to guess the song.
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When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother what will I be
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
You keep saying youv’e got something for me, something you call love but confess?
These Boots are Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
She said I was high class but that was just a lie, she said I was high class but that was just lie
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things?
It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
I don’t believe you, you’re not the truth. No one could look as good as you, Mercy
Pretty woman – Roy Orbison
I see trees of green red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you, and I think to myself
What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
There will be love and laughter and peace ever after tomorrow just you wait and see
White Cliffs of Dover – Vera Lynn
I hear the train a coming it’s rolling around the bend and I’ve not seen the sunshine since I don’t know when
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
The old home town looks the same, as I step down from the train and there to meet me is my Mama & Papa
Green Green Grass of Home – Tom Jones
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
Let’s pretend that we’re together all alone. I’ll tell the man to turn the jukebox way down low
He’ll Have to Go – Jim Reeves
Like a band of Gypsies we go down the highway. We’re the best of friends Insisting that the world keep turnin’ our way
On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
I gave a letter to the postman it in his sack. Bright and early next morning he brought my letter back
Return to Sender – Elvis Presley
When an old friend I happened to see
I introduced her to my loved one
and while they were dancing my friend stole
my sweetheart from me
Tennessee Waltz – Patti Page
But don’t forget who’s taking you home and in whose arms you’re going to be
Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters
Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to when nights are cold and lonely
Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
Lemonade stands everywhere crackerjack bands fill the air and there you are happy landing on a chocolate bar
Good Ship Lollipop – Shirley Temple