We all played memory games as children. There is a reason games like this get passed down the generations: they help to fine tune focus and attention to detail, as well as honing memory.
- Put several objects on a tray. Start with four or five.
- Show the tray to the players and give them a few seconds to memorise its contents.
- Cover the tray with a tea towel and secretly remove one object.
- Remove the towel. Can the players identify the missing piece?
- Repeat, adding one more object to the collection each time for increased difficulty.
You can buy a matching pairs game, but it's easy enough to use playing cards or make your own.
- Place the cards face-down on the table.
- The first player turns two cards. If they match, she keeps them.
- If there is no matching pair, turn the cards back over. Try to remember their positions.
- Player two then takes a turn, using her memory of what the previous cards were