Do you recall the classic game show ‘The Price is Right’ that graced TV screens across the globe, especially during the 50s? Many of our cherished seniors in aged care surely have fond memories of that era. Now, let’s transport them back to those exciting times with a simple yet delightful format of this iconic show, carefully designed to spark engaging conversations and heartwarming reminiscences.
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- Display Items: Assortment of household and kitchen groceries (e.g., coffee, soap, cereal).
- ‘The Price is Right’ Sign: Vibrant cardboard or whiteboard sign for setting the game’s ambiance.
- Price Tags: Printed or handwritten tags with actual prices of items.
- Prizes: Small tokens or items for winners.
- Notepads and Pens: For participants to record their guesses.
Setting the Stage for Our Beloved Seniors:
Imagine the smiles lighting up the room as our beloved Seniors lay their eyes on a vibrant cardboard sign that proudly proclaims ‘The Price is Right.’ This touch of nostalgia is sure to awaken cherished memories of game show magic. Alternatively, we can opt for a whiteboard, where bold letters spell out the title, ensuring that everyone is engulfed in the anticipation.
Displaying the Items:
Our activity revolves around household and kitchen groceries that resonate with memories of yesteryears. Placed meticulously on a table, these items will capture their attention and curiosity. Let’s ensure that every senior has an unobstructed view of these cherished items. Before we begin, let’s take note of the current retail price for each item – a detail that holds the key to the game’s excitement.
How to Play:
- Item Introduction: Present each item, like a package of coffee, and trigger discussions about their past usage.
- Guessing: Seniors estimate the current price of each item, aiming to get as close as possible without going over.
- Reveal: Announce the actual prices and discuss how costs have changed over time.
- Winner: The participant with the closest guess to the actual price wins a small prize.
- Grand Finale: End with an exciting round featuring a more valuable item for a final challenge.
Reviving Treasured Memories:
As the activity draws to a close, our cherished seniors have not just played a game – they’ve taken a heartwarming journey through time. Stories, laughter, and a sense of togetherness linger in the air. And here’s a suggestion: why not transform this into a cherished tradition? ‘The Price is Right’ can become a regular event, weaving beautiful memories and enriching the lives of our aged care community.
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