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Revel in the Athletes Featured on the Wheaties Box

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory of The Wheaties Box! We are all familiar with the comeback that is often dished at someone who is impressively energetic or strong – “You must have eaten your Wheaties this morning!” Read how Wheaties cultivated its image of being the ‘Breakfast of Champions’, and how its cereal box covers have become coveted spots for the world’s greatest athletes.

As an added bonus, Boxes of Note describes some of the more unusual Wheaties cereal box covers over the decades.

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Cultural Trends, Sports

Featured Date Range: 1930s to present day

Number of pages to print: 9

Included: memory-stimulating narrative, bonus sheet of some of the more curious box covers, 2 memory games, answer key

Completion time: 30 - 50 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

RetroSparX Grid Magic activity icon
grid magic

On the Cover (Grid Magic memory game) - Solve clues to discover many of the athletes who have graced the cover of the Wheaties box, and the name of the athlete most often featured on the cover will be revealed.

Features of On the Cover

  • 3 pages of Wheaties box champions
  • colourful, bold graphics; large print for easy completion
  • easy to complete for sports fans; somewhat more difficult (but doable!) for others
  • can be tackled individually, but some collaborative 'teamwork' would be fun too
  • suitable for 'sporty' seniors with no cognitive decline or (with a bit of support) for those with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Grid Magic memory game sample
RetroSparX Hidden Letter activity icon
hidden letter

A Bowl Full ... (Hidden Letter memory game) - Find the missing letters to complete the names of enduring cereals that have stocked kitchen pantries for years, and the secret to serving a delicious bowl of cereal will be revealed in the process.

Features of A Bowl Full ...

  • 2 pages of classic cereals
  • colourful graphics; large print for easy reading
  • suitable for just about any cereal-loving person
  • can be completed individually, but would be fun to 'dig your teeth into' this one while working with others
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline or with mild to moderate dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Hidden Letter memory game sample