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Idioms & Rhymes 💡



This is another Dementia Cafe quiz, based on idioms, or well known phrases, and rhymes from childhood.


The activity relies on long-term memory and some or all of the material may be well remembered. Using long-term memory in this way aims to stimulate "those little grey cells", as Hercule Poirot would say, and it can be very rewarding to bring back those memories when short-term memory is more profoundly affected.


Some of the material may be perceived as 'childish' by some, so the above reassurance may be helpful.




First complete these well known phrases ...



Sticks and stones ...


Throw a spanner ...


Liar liar ...


Pride comes ...


Pinch punch ...


A friend in need ...


All work and no play ...


Don't run before ...


Time and tide ...


Like a dog ...


Look before ...


Better late ...


You can't judge ...


Put your best ...


It never rains ...


Rain rain go away ...


Every cloud ...


No ifs ...


Two wrongs ...


Oopsey ...


Cost an arm ...


If your'e happy ...




Things your mother used to say ...




Can members think of any more?







Complete the first line of the rhyme (or the whole thing) ...


Doctor Foster ...


The grand old Duke of York ...


Hey diddle diddle ...


The owl and the pussycat ...


One for sorrow ...


Who killed Cock Robbin? ...


Oranges and lemons ...


Little Miss Muffet ...


Sing a song of sixpence ...


Fe fi fo fum ...


Humpty dumpty ...


Jack and Jill ...


Hickory Dickory Dock ...


Twinkle twinkle ...


Ring a Ring o' Roses ...


Row row row ...


Hush little baby ...


Heads, shoulders ...


The Queen of Hearts ...


Rub a dub dub ...


Mary had a little ...


Baa baa ...


Three blind mice ...


Little bo peep ...


1 2 3 4 5 ...


Rock a bye baby ...


Moonday's child ...


Now I lay me down ...





And here are some 'Junior Choice' songs for members to singalong with ...






Here is your Spotify playlist ...









Answers

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me


Throw a spanner in the works


Liar liar pants on fire


Pride comes before a fall


Pinch punch first of the month and no returns.

A flick and a kick for being so quick!

A punch in the eye, for being so sly.


A friend in need is a friend indeed


All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy


Don't run before you can walk


Time and tide wait for no man


Like a dog with a bone


Look before you leap


Better late than never


You can't judge a book by it's cover


Put your best foot forward


It never rains but it pours

Rain rain go away

Come again another day


Every cloud has a silver lining


No ifs ands or buts


Two wrongs don't make a right


Oopsey daisy


Cost and arm and a leg


If you're happy and you know it clap your hands