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Recall the Remarkable Jackie Robinson

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Jackie Robinson with Colour Comes to the Major Leagues! Jackie Robinson was an undeniable trailblazer in professional sport. He is remembered not only for being the first African American to play major league baseball, but also for the grace and sophistication which he brought to the baseball diamond. Read about this extraordinary athlete whose legacy ranks among the most influential in the history of sport.

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Sports

Featured Date Range: 1940s - 1950s

Number of pages to print: 7

Included: memory-stimulating narrative, 2 'athletic' memory games, answer key

Completion time: 30 - 50 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

RetroSparX Word Mash-Up activity icon
word mash-up

The Sports We Love (Word Mash-Up memory game) - Complete the names of athletes whose record-breaking accomplishments are the stuff of legends. Then rearrange the letters to the answers to reveal the most popular sports of our time.

Features of The Sports We Love

  • 3 pages of titans of sport and the games they played
  • colourful graphics; large print for easy puzzle solving
  • easy to complete for sports lovers; moderately difficult for those who are not
  • can be completed individually, but it might be advisable to 'team up' with a sports enthusiast or two!
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline or (with a bit of support) with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Word Mash-Up memory game sample
RetroSparX Letter Jumble activity icon
letter jumble

Baseball Base-ics (Letter Jumble memory game) - Unscramble letters to come up with 5-letter terms you might hear being tossed about on a baseball diamond.

Features of Baseball Base-ics

  • one page of bat-swinging terminology
  • creative graphics; large print for easy letter unscrambling
  • easy to complete for those with a passing knowledge of baseball lingo
  • can be competed individually, but will definitely be easier if done collaboratively in a group
  • suitable for baseball-loving seniors with no cognitive decline or with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Letter Jumble memory game sample