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The Green Green Grass Of Home ☘️



Begin by asking members who likes the colour green and what it reminds them of?


Next, list together all the different shades of green that you can think of -


olive, sage, mint, lime, army green etc


Then, complete these idioms together by way of a shout out ...



The grass is always greener on the other SIDE


People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw STONES


Green with ENVY


Green FINGERED


Give something the green LIGHT


Green around the GILLS


A rolling stone gathers no MOSS


The apple doesn't fall far from the TREE


He's not as green as he is CABBAGE looking


To play GOOSEBERRY


Four leafed CLOVER


Green eyed MONSTER


Green ROOM


God's green EARTH


Tree of LIFE


Bark up the wrong TREE


Sat on the FENCE


An apple a day keeps the doctor AWAY






Can anyone think of any more?



Then we have our first song ... (Lyrics are included for a singalong)



Where does Tom Jones come from?



The old hometown looks the same As I step down from the train And there to meet me is my mama and papa


Down the road I look and there runs Mary Hair of gold and lips like cherries It's good to touch the green, green grass of home


Yes, they'll all come to meet me Arms reaching, smiling sweetly It's good to touch the green, green grass of home


The old house is still standing Though the paint is cracked and dry And there's that old oak tree that I used to play on Down the lane, I walk with my sweet Mary Hair of gold and lips like cherries It's good to touch the green, green grass of home


Then I awake and look around me At four grey walls that surround me And I realize, yes, I was only dreaming For there's a guard and there's a sad, old padre On and on, we'll walk at daybreak Again, I'll touch the green, green grass of home


Yes, they'll all come to see me In the shade of that old oak tree As they lay me 'Neath the green, green grass of home





Then complete this picture quiz together. There are four rounds of ten questions. You could either do this by way of a print out, or a slide show - just click on the first picture.


There are some tricky ones in here, so give hints and clues. Also allow time for discussion and story telling.




ROUND 1. Places



​Name the transport system and the city?

Can anyone name the lines?


​Name this Scottish sports club?

What is the 19th hole?


​Name this place in Scotland, where you might get married?

What might you do to get here?



​Name the frozen country?

What bear might you find here?


​Name the plant and the country it represents?

What are the other UK regional flowers?


​Name this place near London?

What do GMT & BST stand for?



​Name this phenomenon?

Where might you see it?



​Name this statue and city?

Why is it green?


​Name this country?

On which continent is it?


​Name this road and the city to which it leads?


SONG BREAK. 'Over The Rainbow', Judy Garland - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZxmZmBfnU What were they each looking for?



Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow Skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true

Someday I'll wish upon a star And wake up where the clouds are far behind me Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly Birds fly over the rainbow Why then, oh, why can't I?

Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly Birds fly over the rainbow Why then, oh, why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly Beyond the rainbow Why, oh why can't I?





ROUND 2. Food & Drink



​Name the green nuts?

Kulfi (ice cream) is often flavoured with these nuts. What continent is Kulfi from?


​Name the green fruit?

Which cartoon character had a girlfriend named after the oil from this fruit?


​Name the minty liquer?

What about the very strong French green drink (45-70% volume). What is that called?



​Name the man and the vegetable?



​Name the two green fruits?

Why is one associated with New Zealand?



​Name the Italian sauce and the herb from which it is made?



​Name the cocktail and the country which invented it?



​Name the vegetable and when might you most frequently eat it?


​Name the vegetable? What does it do to your pee?


​Name the vegetable? What two types are there?


SONG BREAK - 'Scarborough Fair', Simon & Garfunkel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4e-FV4P1aU


After listening, what five plants were mentioned in the song?



Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme Remember me to one who lives there She once was a true love of mine

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt (in the deep forest green) Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (Tracing of sparrow on snow-crested ground) Without no seams nor needle work (Bedclothes the child of the mountain) Then she'll be a true love of mine (Sleeps unaware of the clarion call)

Tell her to find me an acre of land (A sprinkling of leaves) Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (Washes the grave with silvery tears) Between the salt water and the sea strands (And polishes a gun) Then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather (Blazing in scarlet battalions) Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (Generals order their soldiers to kill) And gather it all in a bunch of heather (A cause they've long ago forgotten) Then she'll be a true love of mine

Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme Remember me to one who lives there She once was a true love of mine





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Nanette Newman is pictured here.

Can anyone sing the catchphrase/tune before watching?




ROUND 3. TV & Movies


​Name the character (1938 movie) and the actor?


TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JErQMxqvfBU


​Name the 1939 movie character?

What was the name of the good witch from the south?



​Name the 1941 movie?

Which industry was it mostly about?



​Name the TV show?

What made him turn green?



​Name the TV show?

Name the greengrocer & his sidekick?



​Name the character and the first movie he appeared in (1980)?



​Name the 1980s TV series?

Who wrote the book?


​Name the 1994 movie and actor?



​Name the TV character & TV show?

Who created him?


TV intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zaQgbACc1E


​Name the character (2001 movie)? Who voiced him?



SONG BREAK - 'Greensleeves', Traditional (Henry V111 ???) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5AqgjzlGp8


Is it true that Henry v111th wrote this song?



Alas, my love, you do me wrong To cast me off discourteously For I have loved you well and long Delighting in your company

Greensleeves was all my joy Greensleeves was my delight Greensleeves was my heart of gold And who but my lady Greensleeves

Your vows, you've broken like my heart Oh, why did you so enrapture me? Now I remain in a world apart But my heart remains in captivity

Greensleeves was all my joy Greensleeves was my delight Greensleeves was my heart of gold And who but my lady Greensleeves

Ah, Greensleeves, now farewell, adieu To God, I pray to prosper thee For I am still thy lover true Come once again and love me

Greensleeves was all my joy Greensleeves was my delight Greensleeves was my heart of gold And who but my lady Greensleeves

Greensleeves Greensleeves Greensleeves Greensleeves





ROUND 4. Other Green Things - Animals, People & Organisations


​Name the animal. Complete the phrase "See you later ...."?



​Name the animal. What is it's unique ability?


Song link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw


​Name the animal?

Who is afraid of them?


​Name the bird?

Did anyone have one as a pet?



​Name the bird?

Complete the phrase, "As proud as a ..."?


​Name the actor?

In which hospital drama did he first come to fame?




​Name the actress and character?


TV intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLisEEwYZvw



​What was her name and her nickname?


​What is her name and which political party does she lead?


​What campaigning organisation did this ship belong to?


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Which movie above is associated with the man that told us about 'The Green Cross Code'?







You fill up my senses Like a night in a forest Like the mountains in springtime Like a walk in the rain Like a storm in the desert Like a sleepy blue ocean You fill up my senses Come fill me again

Come, let me love you Let me give my life to you Let me drown in your laughter Let me die in your arms Let me lay down beside you Let me always be with you Come, let me love you Come love me again

Let me give my life to you Come, let me love you Come love me again

You fill up my senses Like a night in a forest Like the mountains in springtime Like a walk in the rain Like a storm in the desert Like a sleepy blue ocean You fill up my senses Come fill me again





A few more songs ...



SONG BREAK - 'Country Roads', Olivia Newton-John - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i_Rh0O-pEk





Or ...



'Evergreen', Barbra Streisand - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Ro7baEa6w


And finally ...




"I see trees of green

Red roses too

I see them bloom

For me and you

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world."




PRACTICAL ACTIVITY SUGGESTION


You could make a forest collage... Or make a leaves mobile... Or trace leaves ... Or make a tree of life...








Tom Jones comes from Pontypridd


1. Underground / London / Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, and Waterloo & City


2. Gleneagles / The Bar


3. Gretna Green / Elope


4. Greenland./ Polar Bears


5. Shamrock / Ireland / Daffodil - Wales, Thistle - Scotland & Rose - England


6. Greenwich / Greenwich Mean Time & British Summer Time


7. Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are mostly seen in the Nordic countries of Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland, which lie within or near the Arctic Circle


8. Statue of Liberty / New York / It is made from copper


9. Brazil / South America


10. Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City ('Wizard Of Oz')


Tin Man - Heart, Scarecrow - Brain, Cowardly Lion - Courage & Dorothy wanted to go home


11. Pistacchio nuts / India


12. Olives / Popeye


13. Creme de Menthe Absinthe


14. 'Jolly Green Giant' / Sweetcorn / Darth Vadar


15. Lime / Kiwi (National bird/flag)


16. Pesto sauce / Basil


17. Mojito (Mint, Lime & Tequila) / Mexico


18. Brussels sprouts / Christmas


19. Asparagus / Makes your wee smell of Asparagus


20. Artichokes / Jerusalem & Globe


Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme & Heather


21. Robin Hood (The Adventures Of) / Errol Flynn (He stole from the rich to give to the poor.)


22. The wicked witch of the West (no name) / Glinda


23. 'How Green Was My Valley', 1941 / Mining


24. 'The Incredible Hulk', starring Bill Bixby / "You won't like me when I'm angry!"


25. 'Open All Hours' / Arkwright, played by Ronnie Barker & Granville played by David Jason (Nurse Gladys Emmanuel was played by Lynda Baron)


26. Yoda / First appeared in 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back', 1980


27. 'Anne Of Green Gables' / Lucy Maud Montgomery


28. 'The Mask', 1994, starring Jim Carey


29. Kermit The Frog, from 'The Muppet Show' / Jim Henson


30. 'Shrek', 2001 / Mike Myers


While 'Greensleeves' probably wasn't written by Henry VIII, it's still an enduring example of Tudor music.


31. Crocodile / "See you later Alligator. In a while Crocodile!"


32. Chameleon / Changes colour (song suggestion 'Karma Chameleon', by Culture Club)


33. Grass Snake


34. Budgerigars


35. "As proud as a ... PEACOCK"


36. Robson Green / 'Casualty'


37. Rachel Green from 'Friends' / Jennifer Aniston


38. 'The Green Goddess' / Diana Moran


39. Caroline Lucas, Leader of 'The Green Party'


40. 'Rainbow Warrior', the ship sunk in 1985 by French intelligence services, which fronted environmental action by 'Greenpeace'


41. Dave Prowse played the part of Darth Vadar in the early 'Star Wars' movies.








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