Social interaction is an important topic in care homes as positive interaction between residents has a big impact on their wellbeing. One of the best ways to get people interacting in a subtle way is through games. Pretty much all games will aid social interaction, but we have singled out these ones are being particularly effective and enjoyable to play.
Why not host a quiz evening? The Pub Trivia Quiz Game is great fun - you could even add some beer!
It can sometimes be a dauting prospect when going into a residential home for the first time. These games are perfect for helping new residents settle in and get to know their fellow residents too. Our Toss and Talk Ball - Getting to Know You is perfect for this. Many can be played either seated or standing and are printed on large bold text, so should ensure that everyone can join in the fun.
Why not get some gentle exercise while you play a game - the Getting To Know You Floor Mat just needs bean bags to throw onto the questions - those throwing can always nominate someone else to answer if they wish.
Our most popular Toss and Talk Ball - includes a wonderful range of topics. Ideal for group activities for wheelchair users. See video below:
Get everyone stretching and throwing with this fun inflatable Toss and Talk Ball. Throw the ball to your opponent and watch them do the movement that either thumb rests nearest. They may be asked to 'Wash a big tall window' or 'Hit a golf ball'. 60cm diameter ball.
A top favourite with a music theme. Great for recalling all those favourite tunes. Oversized ball that is easy to catch and throw. Care homes love to use these as they can be played seated or standing and encourage chatting and laughing. See video below:
Words of wisdom to inspire and lighten the mood. Just throw the inflatable ball to your opponent and speak aloud the message either of their thumbs are nearest to. Good for mental health discussions and therapy sessions. Ball 60cm dia.
A great NEW addition to our popular range. Just toss the ball to one another and ask the nearest question to your thumb placement. Care homes love to use these as they can be played seated or standing, are easy to catch and encourage chatting and laughing.
New addition to our popular range. Questions to prompt memories of schooldays i.e. "Did you play any sports in school?". Suitable for all ages and abilities. Care homes love to use these as they can be played seated or standing, are easy to catch and encourage chatting and laughter.
"Describe a typical family meal?", "Where were you born?" A great way to exercise and socialise! Just toss the ball to someone and ask the question nearest your thumb.
Match the Catchphrase - an amusing new addition to our ever popular series of 'Match' sets. Just match the catchphrase with its meaning i.e. A Penny For Your Thoughts/What's On Your Mind. Makes the perfect game for older care home residents as the chunky tiles are easy to grip and the large bold print is easy to read.
For 'Film Buffs' everywhere, Match the Film Title Set 1 - our latest edition in the 'Match The...' series. 30 classic film titles to match up including: 'The Wizard Of Oz' and 'The Longest Day'. 60 wipe-clean tiles in large, bold print that are easy to grip for older hands. Makes a fun care home activity for people of all abilities.
Match the Film Title - Set 2, a fun new addition to our Match The... series. Place the tiles face down on a table and try to match up the well-known film halves e.g. Play Misty/For Me, When Harry/Met Sally etc. 30 different well-known films to match (60 tiles). Large, bold print and highly durable. An ideal activity for older people with a dementia - aids memory recall and discussion. Wipe clean plastic tiles with laminated answer card and handy cotton storage bag.
Match the Foods - another fun, new addition to our popular series of Match the... games. This time, match the two halves together to make well-known foods such as: Sausage and/Mash, Welsh/Rarebit, Scotch/Broth and many more. 30 to match in large bold print - ideal for older care home residents. Especially good for anyone with a sight impairment too.
Match The Sayings - Set 1 - all the old sayings in a fun game for all abilities. Just find the two halves of each saying and match together eg: Make hay while/the sun shines, A woman's work/is never done and many more. Tiles are made from durable washable plastic in large bold print. Great for encouraging conversation and reminiscence for older care home residents with a dementia.
Match The Sayings Set 2. 30 more well known sayings to muse and match. Includes easily recognisable favourites such as: Every cloud/has a silver lining and many more. Large, chunky tactile pieces that are fully washable. Great reminiscence game for older care home residents or for anyone with a sight impairment.
By popular request, Match The Song Titles Set 1, another game in the Match the ... series. 30 song titles from the 1940s - 1960s to match together. Ideal for small groups of people with dementia. Large bold text and chunky pieces that are easy to grip. Simple, fun game for older care home residents that provides some reminisce too. Songs include 'Anything You Can Do/I Can Do Better and many more.
Match the Song Titles - Set 2. 30 additional popular song titles to match up from across the decades. Will appeal to all ages and abilities. Example: 'Show Me the Way/To Go Home' and more. Chunky washable pieces with large bold text that are easy to grip for older care home residents. Great reminiscence game for anyone with a dementia.
Looks like after-dinner chocolates but much more fun. Set of 216 questions in 6 categories to make the conversation flow. Choose from Music, Science, Sport, History, Culture or Movies.
Do you consider yourself to be a Cool Hand Luke? Well, our Cards Night Bundle is the perfect set for a fun evening. Three different card-related games that are suitable for all abilities. Money saving*
Host your own casino night with our classic Casino Games set. Complete with 200 poker chips, 2 packs of cards, felt playing mat and all stored in a neat rack. Great for any club, care home or organisation. Older people in particular will enjoy this high quality set.
2000 quiz questions covering 40 subjects and 3 ability levels, so something for everyone. A great resource for Activity Coordinators in care homes etc.
Rediscover your favourite music and memories, from rock and roll to punk, the Rolling Stones to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, pop videos to iconic festival headliners with this Music Quiz Book. With questions crossing multiple genres and decades. Sourced directly from the NME (New Music Express) archive for added authority, the quizzes are supplemented with exclusive quotes and facts from the original magazine. With around 1,000 questions spanning the 66 years of the cult magazine, this book is perfect for music aficionados of all ages.
Simply listen to the first few bars of the well known song and then name that tune! Songs are instrumental excerpts from across the decades: from 1930 to 1960.
Complete Pub Quiz kit includes everything you need for all the fun of a traditional pub quiz. 700 questions from 10 categories including: Famous People, TV & Film, Food & Drink and many more!
It's time to see who has the biggest brain with this trivia game. 600 questions on general knowledge, geography, music, food, movies and animals - this will put your trivia know-how to the test!
Fun quiz cards all done up to look like a take-away carton! Test your knowledge with these 100 music questions ranging across the decades, example; 'Which 1980s band did Morrissey rise to fame fronting?'
Free bean bags offer! Take a trip down memory lane and keep fit at the same time. Just throw a bean bag onto a random question and try to answer (or nominate another player?) Can be played seated or standing.
Free bean bags offer! A fun way to test anyone's knowledge about Christianity and enjoy some gentle upper body exercise at the same time. Throw a bean bag onto a random question and try to answer the question. Can be played seated or standing.
Another fun quiz mat in the range - 150 cards with general and personal questions through the decades to prompt conversation covering the 1940s to 1980s. A great group activity for older people including those with dementia.
Learn or reminisce about the Jewish culture with our fun floor question mat. Just throw a bean bag onto a random question and try to answer (or nominate another player?) Can be played seated or standing.
Get on your dancing shoes and quickstep your way through our latest Musical Memories Quiz Floor Mat©. Just throw your bean bag onto one of the symbols and answer the dance or music-related question. Or you might land on a 'Finish the Lyrics' where your singing (and memory) skills may be needed!
Free Bean Bags Offer! A great way to learn about or reminisce about the Nigerian culture. Just throw a bean bag onto a random question and try to answer (or nominate another player?). Can be played seated or standing.
Our Number Floor Mat game is a long standing favourite, simple but fun quiz! Throw your bean bags onto the numbers and answer the question to practise numeracy skills.
Free Bean Bags Offer! Reminisce and answer questions about your favourite pets. Just throw a bean bag onto a random question and try to answer (or nominate another player?). Can be played seated or standing.
Our top selling quiz mat! Choose from 120 carefully selected simple quiz questions including: 90 Match the Song and Sayings, plus 4 colourful bean bags. Helps with gentle exercise for upper body. **2nd edition set of question cards now available!
NEW!! If you enjoyed playing our Quiz Floor Mat© and questions, here is a brand new set that will appeal to all abilities. Same categories but with a fresh appeal!
How many countries have you visited? Have fun 'travelling around the world' with our Travel Scratch Map and identify those you have been to, then scratch off the coating to reveal a contrasting colour underneath. Makes a great activity for older people in care homes as they can firstly identify the country, scratch it off and talk about their experiences i.e was it a holiday visit? what did they do there? did they visit any famous landmarks? Can be laid on a table or hung on a wall. *MULTIBUY OFFER
Create your own outfits for this sporty fellow - add the colours of your favourite football team. Five different sports outfits including tennis and cricket - masters supplied for photocopying. Figure stands independently - stand just slots together. Height 57cm.
Dress up dollies for grown ups! Larger sized sturdy wooden figure that is just waiting to be dressed in the paper outfits - six different nostalgic styles to choose from. Just cut out the outlines and add your own colour and design then fit to the lady using the tabs to secure. Height 55cm. Photocopiable outfit masters supplied.