THIS LETTER, THAT LETTER
Directions: On a Whiteboard " or chalk board" write down any two letters in the alphabet. For example: "s" and "e". Next have residents shout out words that start with an S and end with an E. such as stove, store, stone, sore. This game is a lot of fun and you can go through many words using different letters. I find whiteboard games to be more interactive with residents because you don't fall into the repetitive circle of one or two people being involved with something that may be more challenging such as trivia questions.
DONT LOOK BACK
Directions: Don't Look Back is a very interactive game sure to get many residents involved. First you need to ask a resident to volunteer. Once you have a volunteer have them sit with their back to your whiteboard. One rule is they cannot look back at what you write down. You can write a person, place or thing. Now this is when the audience gets involved. Without giving away what you have written on the board, they have to shout out hints to your volunteer. For example: If you wrote down Cleopatra, a resident can shout out " Elizabeth Taylor played her in a movie." Or they can shout " She was from Eygpt."