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About the activity & how to play it

Who doesn’t love a pudding? Matching up the two halves of these sweet treats is a great exercise for the mind and also allows people to reminisce about their favourite – or not so favourite! – desserts. It’s a fun game combined with a trip down memory lane, to be enjoyed one-on-one or in small groups.

 

You’ll need

  1. About 30 cards where you’ve written the names of desserts in 2 parts e.g. APPLE on one card and CRUMBLE on another
  2. Other desserts with two-part names you could use are Eton Mess, Fruit Fool, Arctic Roll, Rice Pudding, Spotted Dick, Victoria Sponge etc 
    Press 'Email Resources' button below the image above to get an email with pudding pairs

The Activity

  1. Invite the person or group around a table
  2. Lay the cards out with the names facing up
  3. Invite the first person to choose one card then look for its match
  4. Once they have found a pair, invite the next person to have a go
  5. Talk about the different puddings and the memories they evoke
  6. Continue until all the matches have been made

Top tip

Make the game a little easier by placing all the first-word cards to the left and the second-word cards to the right.

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