The Proverb Activity

Fun for seniors
Everyone loves a good proverb and this game is loved by all in residential care
Here's how to play:

Start by explaining that you are going to say the first part of a proverb and you want the audience to shout out the end.

A few examples will get everyone going. e.g. You say, "A rolling stone?"
The residents will shout out together ..."Gathers no moss."

You say, "You can lead a horse to water?"
They shout back...."But you can't make it drink."

Sometimes there are some funny answers and we all have a laugh! This activity is very popular, even some people with memory loss are quick to answer. Its great to start with a quizz in the morning and finish off with this proverb game.
Listed below are some more popular proverbs to use in the activity.

"Too many cooks, spoil the broth."
"When the going gets tough, the tough gets going." "Birds of a feather flock together."
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
"There's no place like home."
"The early bird catches the worm."
"Beggars can't be choosers."
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."
"One mans trash is another man's treasure."
"You can't judge a book by it's cover."

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