Sharing trivia and tidbits of knowledge in a social setting is a fun and engaging activity. Trivia exercises can also improve memory and cognition.
A reminiscing magazine for every day in August! Enjoy the next edition of the popular 'This Day in History' series with historical trivia, jokes, quotes and biographies!
The 'Quechua' language was spoken by several indigenous groups in South America living in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Ecuador. Here are some Quechua words that are widely used in Spanish and English. Let clients define the words before revealing them.
Here is some interesting trivia to share about indigenous people around the world.
Wow your residents with these fun facts about the amazing human body they, and we live in.
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In June we celebrate World Oceans Day and World Sea Turtle Day (June 16). Since one date complements the other, let’s get to know more about our amazing sea turtles!
Laughter really is the best medicine!
How better to honour our beautiful blue Earth than learning about it? Here is some interesting information to educate, entertain, amuse, and appreciate.
Do you know what John F. Kennedy's favourite poems was? Here is some fascinating trivia about famous poets and poems!
Here are some interesting facts about wild cats to share and discuss.
Famous inventions and innovations to learn about during Black History Month.
A reminiscing magazine for every day in February!
Yes, they have a name! Paraprosdokian sentences are those with an unexpected ending. Entertain your clients with them! Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
All the answers to this quiz start with the letters 'INS'
A reminiscing magazine for every day in January! Enjoy a full page of information about every day of the year, including important historical events, short bios, jokes, quotes, and fun brain teasers.
Here is some interesting trivia about well-known personalities who are also teachers!
Some more animal trivia to enjoy on World Animal Day!
Here is some interesting trivia about the history of milkshakes to enjoy!
Our lives have been made easier by countless brilliant minds bringing forward inventions perceived as 'impossible'. Some were handsomely rewarded and others did not receive the recognition they deserved.
Here is some interesting trivia regarding the history of the necktie.
Here is some interesting trivia about ties!
Did you know that CENOSILLICAPHOBIA is the fear of an empty beer glass?!
Famous quotes about jobs & working!
This discussion came out of someone saying "you don't see jumble sales anymore". This lead me to think of all the things we don't see now.
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I've added "Google Search" to our activities calendar. I ask residents to think of something that they would like to know the answer to.
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Here's some interesting French trivia to enjoy with elderly residents.
Some interesting trivia to share on Mother's Day
"The world doesn’t make sense; so why should I paint pictures that do?" Pablo Picasso... and many more!!
Celebrate World Turtle Day by learning some interesting trivia about turtles!
We gather information about a famous singer that guests will know with some interesting facts.
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Nominate three residents to go to jail (make up a silly story: You are hereby arrested for the crime of talking during an activity and are being sent to jail.)
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Here is some trivia that will appeal to Australian men.
Enjoy a short biography of the life of Frédéric François Chopin, Polish composer and virtuoso pianist.
Qantas is a national icon worthy of celebration. Here is a short version of the Qantas story.
Some statistics from the year 1915.
Only one hundred years ago!
One hundred years ago Australia was only 14 years out of federation; a very young nation indeed! Let’s reflect on how things were different in 1915.
Let's reminisce about what was happening in the world 50 years ago. Discover more interesting anecdotes that your clients remember and add to the list below. A wonderful reminiscing activity for seniors!
It all happened in January! Reminisce about historical January events of the past.
Robert Burns is considered the national poet of Scotland. Also known as the ‘Bard of Ayrshire’, he was also a lyricist and songwriter.
Reminiscing trivia for seniors - a summary of some famous witches from mythology, film and tv.
Here are some more unusual proverbs from around the world.
Without music life would be a mistake...Friedrich Nietzsche
Wow! Some fascinating Olympics trivia you may not have come across before! A fun activity for seniors.
Some more fun beer trivia to share!
13 colonies of the United States of America activity + trivia. Enlarge the supplied coloring template to A3 and color the 13 colonies. Then see if you can guess any of their names.
Say 'hello' in 25+ different languages! If you have a client from a country not listed here, find out how they say 'hello' in their language.
Here is some interesting trivia on the origins of April Fools Day and how it is celebrated in different countries.
Let’s step back in time and appreciate important March events through the ages.
Here is some interesting trivia about the history of tv and popular tv shows from yesteryear.
Here are some interesting words and expressions that the Canadian culture has adopted or created and assimilated into their language.
Confucius was a Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure. His teachings, which focused on creating ethical models of interaction and setting educational standards for the people, ring true even today.
Here is some interesting trivia about pirates!
Ask clients if they have a pirate/sailor story to share and find out what they know about pirates and piracy. You may have an ex-sailor among your clients that could contribute with a few stories. Here is a pirate story to start with.
Winston Churchill summed it nicely (and wisely) when he said:
‘Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.’
Some interesting French trivia to enjoy on Bastille Day!
Did you know?
Some fascinating facts and trivia!
The following proverbs are cultural and may span several countries.
Inspirational quotes for World Creativity & Innovation Week.
Trivia about well-loved stories, books & rhymes.
Swansea Jack was a black retriever who was reported to have saved at least 27 people from the most dangerous river in Wales.
The famous tale of the goggled dog.
Composer and pianist Ludwig Van Beethoven is considered by many as the greatest composer of all time.
Did you know? Fun facts about water.
Profiles on some inspiring female inventors. A wonderful reminiscing activity for seniors!
More fun trivia about languages.
Here are some English words used in other countries with similar spellings and pronunciations but different meanings.
What are the nicknames given to the following cities?
Challenge the residents to come up with known Saints following the letters of the alphabet.
Not all letters will necessarily have candidates but this is a good brain exercise.
Here is some more interesting animal trivia!
You have to be a certain age to appreciate this one.
I can hear my mother now...
For those born before 1940!
You were born before television, before penicillin, antibiotics, polio shots, frozen foods...
If you are left-handed you are in good and not so good company. Left-handers have graced all walks of life from World leaders to musicians to hooligans and outlaws.
Interesting trivia about left-handers!
In honor of Canada Day, here is a list of inventions the country gave to the world. Fun trivia for the elderly!
The best of British Slang!
Learn how to say 'father' in different languages.
Interesting trivia about fish.
Here is some interesting trivia about migratory birds.
Despite 450 years since his birth, Shakespeare's coined phrases and sayings are still being used daily.
To celebrate World Forestry Day, gather a group together for a discussion about trees using the questions and images below as a guide.
This short story provides a reminiscing and nostalgia activity for seniors. On February 3, 1959 three young rock & roll musicians died in a plane crash in Iowa, USA. The date is often dubbed as 'The day the music died'
Interesting facts about the history of the Winter Olympic Games.
Chinese New Year 2014 is the Year of the Horse!
Here is some trivia about horses.
Chinese New Year 2014 is the Year of the Horse!
Here are some horse proverbs.
Here is some wonderful trivia about animals to share.
Here's a fun Halloween-inpsired maze!
The indigenous people of Southern Africa are known as 'Bushmen'. They are one of the oldest inhabitants of Africa, where they have lived for the past 20,000 years.
Some interesting trivia about the history of beer!
Here is some interesting trivia about Canada.
Here are a few fun facts about the nursing profession.
This is a sweet true story about a dog's determination to get home after falling overboard from a boat.
Dog's are wonderful animals. Here are 10 interesting observations about their behaviour.
Here is some interesting trivia about the month of March.
Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist and social activist.
Here is another list of inventions which have made our lives easier.
Thanks Christine for this list!
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Say 'I love you' in 20+ different ways!
Here is some interesting trivia about New Zealand!
The history of this famous man is a wonderful and uplifting tale to share.
Here is some interesting trivia about Christmas traditions.
Charles Lindbergh II was an American aviator and writer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean for the first time, non-stop in 1927.
Here are some affectionate ways of addressing grandparents in other languages.
Here is some fun and interesting trivia about sandwiches!
On November 28 1520, Ferdinand Magellan discovered a navigable sea route through South America, this passage became known as the Straight of Magellan.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of 'World Hello Day'. It promotes the idea that conflicts are better settled using communication rather than confrontation.
Here is some trivia about children, teachers and learning is times gone by.
Here is some interesting cultural trivia from around the World.
Here are two short biographies of famous peace-makers Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.
Here is some interesting trivia about Brazil to share on Brazilian Independence Day!
Here are 6 interesting facts about India
Learn all about Native American Dream Catchers and how to use them to trap bad dreams.
Where do the Queen and her family spend the Summer? Solve the maze to find out!
Here is some interesting marine trivia you may not have heard before!
Here is some trivia about famous April Fools Day pranks. An interesting activity for the elderly that will lead to discussion and reminiscence.
Interesting trivia about Australia and New Zealand.
Test your knowledge of weather events and learn some interesting facts.
Inspiring and funny quotes by famous women.
Limerick poetry is very stimulating for the mind and lots of fun.
Here is some interesting trivia about mother languages.
Celebrate the Oscars! In which movie would you hear the following phrases?
Have some fun reading the customs and traditions of Saint Andrew's Day.
Here are 3 beautiful Dreamtime stories to share during Naidoc week.
Here are 20 interesting facts about Australia!
Read this article to your residents and encourage them to reminisce about historically significant events that occurred during the month of October.
Here are some interesting stories about famous cat lovers to help you celebrate World Animal Day.
Here's some fun animal trivia for World Animal Day in October.