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Revel in the Food You Loved in the 1950s

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory (and tastebuds) with Feasting in the Fifties. Remember the days of root beer floats and tuna noodle casserole? Look back at dining in the 1950s, when all food was comfort food, and there was hardly anything that couldn’t be served alongside a Jello mold. The recipes were simple and delicious, and still find their way onto today’s family menus. Let us treat you to a mouth-watering reminder of the food you loved to cook as much as you loved to eat!

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Cultural Trends

Featured Date Range: 1950s

Number of pages to print: 8

Included: memory-stimulating (and mouth-watering) narrative, 2 'foodie' memory games, answer key

Completion time: 30 - 50 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

RetroSparX Find Your Match activity icon
find your match

Cookbook Shuffle (Find Your Match memory game) - Cookbook Shuffle - Complete the titles of some of the classic cookbooks from the 1950s to the 1970s, by matching rolling pins to their corresponding books. And for bonus points, draw from a list of world-renowned chefs, to identify the authors of the cookbooks featured in Cookbook Shuffle.

Features of Cookbook Shuffle

  • 2 pages of classic cookbooks and famous chefs
  • colourful cooking-themed graphics; large print for easy reading
  • easy to complete for the cooks among us; may be a bit harder for those who preferred TV dinners or take-out!
  • can be completed individually, but several cooks in this kitchen would definitely be fun too
  • suitable for food-loving seniors with no cognitive decline or with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Find Your Match memory game sample
RetroSparX Word Mash-Up activity icon
word mash-up

Julia's Wisdom (Word Mash-Up memory game) - Julia's Wisdom - Solve clues to identify things you might find or cook in your kitchen. Then rearrange the letters to reveal a tidbit of timeless advice from master chef, Julia Child.

Features of Julia's Wisdom

  • 2 pages of kitchen fun
  • colourful oven mitt graphics; large print for easy completion
  • a snap to complete for most people
  • can be done individually, but working with others may get your collective juices flowing!
  • suitable for just about any seniors with a hankering for comfort food, and definitely doable by seniors with mild to moderate dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Word Mash-Up memory game sample