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Pairs

Updated: Apr 1


This CST activities page is a 'filler', so to speak, as there are no significant calendar events this week. It comes in four distinct parts:


- Common phrases

- Picture quiz

- Music round

- Games.


Please let me know which elements work best, and if you have any other ideas for content.



COMMON PHRASES


Begin by asking members to complete the following 'go together' pairs:


Two of a - KIND

Like peas in a - POD

Partner in - CRIME

Hand and - GLOVE

Sugar and - SPICE (and all things nice)

Birds of a - FEATHER (flock together)

Thunder and - LIGHTNING

Pen and - PAPER

Bat and - BALL

Shirt and - TIE

Belt and - BRACES

Shoes and - SOCKS

R and - R (rest and recuperation)


Fish and - CHIPS

Curry and - RICE

Salt and - PEPPER OR VINEGAR

Bacon and - EGGS

Bubble and - SQUEAK

Steak and - KIDNEY OR CHIPS

Gammon and - PINEAPPLE OR EGG

Ham and - MUSTARD

Cheese and - ONION

Bread and - BUTTER

Strawberries and - CREAM

Pie and - CUSTARD OR GRAVY

Cheese and - CRACKERS OR PICKLES

Sage and - ONION

Rosemary and - THYME

Tea and - BISCUITS OR CAKE

Gin and - TONIC

Rum and - RAISIN OR COKE


Mum and - DAD

Brother and - SISTER

Nephew and - NEICE

Aunty and - UNCLE

Adam and - EVE OR STEVE

Samson and - DELILAH

David and - GOLIATH

Jack and - JILL


(We said the nursery rhyme together here, as a long term memory recall exercise)


Jack and Jill

Went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water

Jack fell down

And broke his crown,

And Jill came tumbling after.


Up Jack got,

And home did trot

As fast as he could caper;

To old Dame Dob,

Who patched his nob

With vinegar and brown paper.




PICTURE QUIZ QUESTIONS

1. Name the brothers?

What was their catchphrase?


2. Name the pair?

What was their catchphrase?


3. Name the pair?

What was their big break?


4. Name the pair?

What show did they first appear on together?

Their 1994 top 10 hit was?


5. Name the dynamic duo?

What was the character on the left's name out of his suit?


6. Name the detectives?

And the actors?

Where did they live?


7. Name the criminals?

And the actors?

Which song came from the 1969 movie?

Song link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hziG9Nr6KHU


8. Name the TV cop show?

And the actors?

Who was their informer?


9. Name the criminals who came good?

And the actors?

What was the opening catchphrase?


10. Name the sports duo?

In which Olympic Games did they win gold?

To which piece of music?


11. Name the pair?

And the TV show?

And the actors?


12. Name the pair?

Which company made them?

The original 1959 female doll is worth how much?

A. £3,000 B. £23,000 or C. £43,000


13. Name the characters?

The driver's catchphrase?

The TV show?


14. Name the characters?

Who was his arch enemy?

What did he eat for strength?


15. Name the criminals?

And the actors from the 1967 movie?

in 1968 who had a hit with 'The Ballad Of ..... And .....'?

Song link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubOI9yY55JU


16. Name the detectives?

And the actors?

In which city was the TV show set?


17. Name this sporting duo?

Which two Olympic Games did they win Gold medals in the 'Coxless Pairs'?



18. Name this composing duo?

And name some of their musicals?


19. Name this couple?

And their children?


20. Name this couple?

Which show did they host from 1988-2001?


21. Name the agents?

And the actors?

Name the TV sci-fi show?


22. Name the characters?

Name the movie?

And the year it was released?


23. Name the children's TV show?

Who was their friend?

The show appeared under which umbrella title?


24. Name the TV show?

And the actors?

What planet did he come from?


25. Name the 1991 movie?

And the actors?

What was the final scene?



ANSWERS


1. Chuckle Brothers - Barry and Paul Elliott

"To me, to you."


2. The Krankies - Ian and Jeanette

Catchphrase - "FANDABIDOSI!"


3. Little And Large - Sid and Eddie

1971, 'Opportunity Knocks'


4. Ant And Dec - McPartlin and Donnelly

1990, 'Byker Grove'

'Let's Get Ready To Rumble'


5. Batman And Robin

Bruce Wayne


6. Sherlock Holmes And Doctor John Watson

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

221B Baker Street


7. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

Robert Redford and Paul Newman

'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head', BJ Thomas


8. 'Starsky And Hutch'

David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser

Huggy Bear, played by Antonio Fargas


9. 'Alias Smith And Jones'

Pete Duel and Ben Murphy

Kid Curry: "There's one thing we gotta get, Heyes." Hannibal Heyes: "What's that?" Kid Curry: "Outta this business."


10. Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean

1984 Winter Olympics, Sarajevo

Ravell's 'Bolero'


11. Captain James T Kirk and Doctor Spock

'Star Trek'

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy


12. Barbie and Ken

Mattel

£23,000


13. Lady Penelope and Parker

"Yes me Lady."

'Thunderbirds'


14. Popeye and Olive Oil

Bluto

Spinach


15. Bonnie And Clyde

Fay Dunnaway and Warren Beatty

Georgie Fame


16. Cagney And Lacey

Tyne Daley and Sharon Gless

New York


17. Matthew Pincent and Steve Redgrave

1992 and 1996 Olympic Games at Barcelona and Atlanta


18. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Evita', 'Starlight Express', 'Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat', 'Evita', 'The Phantom Of The Opera', Starlight Express' & 'Cats'


19. Posh And Becks, a.k.a. Victoria Adams and David Beckham

Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper


20. Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan

'This Morning'


21. Dana Scully and Fox Mulder

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny

'The X-Files'


22. C3P0 and R2D2

'Star Wars'

1977


23. 'Bill And Ben'

Little Weed

'Watch With Mother'


24. 'Mork And Mindy'

Robin Williams and Pam Dawber

Ork


25. 'Thelma And Louise'

Susan Sarandon and Gina Davies

They drove the car off a cliff.



MUSIC ROUND - FAMOUS DUOS


Spotify Playlist here:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1154769589/playlist/6vv2bFOe8IfJtuh4x97diu



Peters and Lee - Welcome Home

Which talent show introduced these artists? - OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS (1973)

Who hosted this show? - HUGHIE GREEN


Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Who is Elton John married to? - DAVID FURNISH

What is his real name? - REGINALD DWIGHT


Sonny And Cher - I Got You Babe

Cher has recently released a new album of Abba songs. Why now? - SHE STARS IN 'MAMMA MIA 2'


Me And My Shadow - Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davies Jnr

What were Frank Sinatra's two number 1 UK hits in 1966 and 67? - STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT & SOMETHING STUPID (With Nancy Sinatra)


Olivia Newton John and John Travolta - You're The One That I Want

From which 1978 movie? - GREASE


Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - Islands In The Stream

Ask members to name some UK islands? - ISLE OF WIGHT, ISLE OF MAN, CHANNEL ISLANDS, SCILLY ISLANDS, SHETLAND ISLANDS


(Note that Kenny Rogers died this week aged 81. RIP (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020)


The Carpenters - Close To You

How old was Karen when she died? - 32

Which instrument did she play? - DRUMS


Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond - You Don't Bring Me Flowers

Go around the room and ask members what their favourite flower is?


Simon And Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson

What film starring Dustin Hoffman did this feature in? - THE GRADUATE

Who starred as Mrs Robinson? - ANNE BANCROFT


Freddie Mercury and Monserat Cabalier - Barcelona

What year was the Barcelona Olympics? - 1992


Chas And Dave - Rabbit

What is cockney rhyming slang for 'Talk'? - RABBIT AND PORK

How about 'Boat race', 'Plates of meat' and 'Bread and honey'? - FACE, FEET & MONEY


Ike And Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High

What are the highest mountains in the UK? - BEN NEVIS (SCOTLAND) 1345M; SNOWDON (WALES) 1085M; SCAFELL PIKE (ENGLAND) 978M; SLIEVE DONARD (N. IRELAND) 850M


Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling

Name either of their 1965 hit singles - UNCHAINED MELODY & YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE


Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream

Name either of their 1958 hit singles - BYE BYE LOVE & WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE


The Proclaimers - I Would Walk 500 Miles

Name the brothers - CHARLIE & CRAIG REID


James Taylor And Carly Simon - Mockingbird

In what decade was 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee set? - 1930s


Lennon and McCartney - Various songs

We asked members to state their favourites and finished with a singalong of:


- THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

- YESTERDAY

- LET IT BE

- AND HEY JUDE




ACTIVITIES


Play a game of pairs with a pack of large playing cards.


Alternatively, play games in pairs - CHECKERS, DOMINOES or SNAP.




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About Me

Simon O’Donovan MBE has worked in NHS Wales for most of his adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

He recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service and continues to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.

 

He has been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive tried and tested activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 

 

The main aim of this website is to share experience and resources freely, in order that others can dip in and out and use some or all of the materials provided in their own CST work. Thus it is hoped, facilitating and supporting the provision of uplifting and enjoyable sessions that optimise people with dementia's quality of life.

This site is not owned by or affiliated to any organisation. It’s a personal commitment, a not for profit exchange of ideas and a resource library which aims to enable more widespread use of CST approaches for people with dementia. 

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Please note that some images are reproduced on this blog from the internet under the 'fair use copyright' principle, in that they will only be used for educational purposes with disability groups and in no way will be linked to profit making activities.

 

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