Guess the Word Whiteboard Game

Guess the Word Whiteboard Game

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Owen 5th Apr 2019 Retired
Well done Jenny, it is very important to get residents talking, even if it is by themselves or in teams. We find it is hard to get a word out of some of the residents because they are shy, don't want the others to hear them say something wrong, or just do not want to take part. Really, one of the reasons that they attend such a Senior Care facility is to get them out of themselves.
Good luck with your efforts,
Owen

Jenny 5th Apr 2019 Volunteer
This is very similar to hangman. I generally ask each member of the group to write down 1 word, more than 5 letters if possible, and relating to a particular topic, such as Autumn, Spring, beach for example, and then use the whiteboard to hang the man. Each person takes it in turn to call out a letter and see if they can solve the clue. They are each guaranteed to know one of the words! If there are a lot of people they play in teams. I prefer to have teams so people can talk to each other about the topic.
Sherry 12th Mar 2019 Activity Director
I use the white board and just make the black outline (in a square shape) of the number of letters, in the word. Give the residents a hint, with the first letter. It is easier than dealing with the black paper. This is a good activity. Thank you Owen

Sherry
Laguna Woods, California
Owen 12th Mar 2019 Retired
Quite a good alternative Sherry. All our residents were excited when each letter was uncovered one by one. But there are other alternatives, each one being exciting and fun for the oldies. Thanks for the comment.

Owen
Life Member Scouts New Zealand
Talita 11th Mar 2019
This is a great activity Owen! Thanks for sharing.
Owen 9th Mar 2019 Retired
Thanks for accepting the white board guess the word activity game I sent. I hope many groups will try it out on their residents and find it interesting as our group did. I will be interested to get all comments.
Owen
Owen 6th Mar 2019 Retired
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