Intention: calling back memories through well-known activities, sensory impulse, group connection
The proposal is a game involving a familiar activity: washing clothes.
This activity uses scarves for sensory benefits, allowing for hand-washing movements, the graceful motion of scarves during drying, and the fresh smell of the flying fabric.
Our entrance involves scarves placed in a large washbasin, and we invite the audience to participate in this washing activity.
This physical engagement quickly activates the memories of the audience and connects them to the theme.
Rhythm and singing are incorporated into the play, fostering a sense of group connection as everyone participates in the shared experience.
To enhance the fun, a long drying rope and clothespins are introduced, and both relatives and staff members become part of the play, helping the older people hang the scarves on the line.
This collective effort brings forth the fresh, floral scent of clean clothes, enriching the sensory dimension of the activity.
Involving both relatives and staff in the game is a great idea. Everyone can play together, and we can even incorporate different types of clothes to make the activity more enjoyable and engaging for everyone.