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Revel in Sock Hops in the 1940s and 1950s

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory with Let’s Go to the Hop. Do you remember when teenagers flocked to their school gymnasiums for dances that were known as Sock Hops? Maybe you were among them, swinging and twisting to the latest rock ‘n roll tunes, or trying to master the steps of the most recent dance craze. It was a time of joyful indulgence for adolescents, when the peppy patter of stockinged feet against the school gym floor was drowned out by the biggest dance hits of the day.

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Cultural Trends, Entertainment

Featured Date Range: 1940s - 1960s

Number of pages to print: 7

Included: memory-stimulating narrative. 2 'foot-stomping' memory games, answer key

Completion time: 30-40 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

RetroSparX Word Mash-Up activity icon
word mash-up

Dance Like Nobody's Watching (Word Mash-Up memory game) - Using clues, identify some of the more famous dance crazes from the 1930s to the 1960s. Then rearrange some of the letters to reveal one of the most iconic rock ‘n roll songs of the Sock Hop era.

Features of Dance Like Nobody's Watching

  • 3 pages of dance moves from the mid 1900s
  • original, bright graphics; large print for easy reading
  • relatively easy to complete for those who loved to 'cut the rug', but may be more difficult for others
  • can be completed individually, but definitely more 'reel-ing' fun with a group
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline or with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Word Mash-Up memory game sample
RetroSparX Find Your Match activity icon
find your match

A Jukebox Full of Hits (Find Your Match memory game) - Match some of the most enduring songs from the 1950s with the musical artists who sang them.

Features of A Jukebox Full of Hits

  • one page of oldies but goodies
  • creative jukebox graphics; large print for easy puzzle solving
  • easy to complete for the dance hall set!
  • can be completed individually, but rediscovering these favourite tunes with others might be fun too
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline, with mild dementia or (with a bit of support) with moderate dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Find Your Match memory game sample