When I was little, my classmates and I activitely participated in the Book It! program (the promise of free personal sized pizzas helped!) and the teacher made us give a little synopsis of the book after finishing. There is no doubt that it is a very practical exercise and it helped me to strengthen my memory. But it is by far not the only one. For this reason today from NeuronUP we present you a series of memory exercises you can print from the NeuronUP platform. These activities are very useful for professionals to work on memory with children as well as with adults and elderly people.
NeuronUP has thousands of worksheets from basic difficulty to advanced difficulty. Apart from the static worksheets on the NeuronUP platform, we have customizable worksheets too, allowing you to create content specific and appropriate to the client/patient you’re working with. We call these customizable worksheets: generators. Learn more and see examples below.
Read on for examples of these NeuronUP activities and print free memory worksheet samples below
Printable memory activities: generators
- Generators ecological activities allowing for unlimited iterations of the same activity.
- With these exercises the patient learns what to do in each activity (the process), but can never memorize the answer, as the next sheet is always different.
- They are personalizable too! Allowing the professional to customize each generator to the needs and circumstances of each patient.
In the following video we can see how to customize NeuronUP’s printable generators:
5 printable memory activities from NeuronUP (free download below)
1. Greater Than and Less Than
Greater Than and Less Than is a popular NeuronUP printable memory exercise. It consists of writing down the previous and following numbers of a given number. It is an exercise created to work on semantic memory.
Customization of the activity
In addition, Greater Than and Less Than can be customized to suit the individual needs and capabilities of each patient.
The professional can choose whether he/she wants the patient to work only with whole numbers or to include decimals and whether or not to include negative numbers. The professional can also choose the range of numbers and the number of exercises that will appear on the printed worksheet(s). Customize the activity instructions too!
For example, this following activity is customized for our patient, Peter, to include decimals and negative numbers with a range of -77 to 77 with a total of 7 activities on the sheet.
2. Organization by categories
Another of the printable cognitive stimulation exercises that we are showing in this blog post is Organization by Categories. This activity consists of relating elements with their corresponding categories. In the following exercise, taking the words from the word bank, the patient must write relationship words in the text box on the left and the animals words in the box on the right to successfully complete this activity.
3. Tidy Up the Mess
NeuronUP’s printable memory exercises are not just for grown-ups. You can also work on memory with the little ones. Tidy Up the Mess is a children’s generator in which children have to match images with their corresponding categories. It is similar to the adult activity Organization by Categories, but in this case they have images instead of words.
In the following video, which shows this activity in digital format, children have to separate the animals from things you’d find in a house.
4. Converting Numbers into Words
This activity consists of matching numbers with their corresponding names. It is designed to work on semantic memory, reading and reasoning.
In this case, by customizing this generator we can choose the range of numbers and the quantity of numbers. For example, we choose quantities from 7 to 777 and a total of 7 numbers. The example below shows an example of what that worksheet would look like with those parameters that we set.
If we click on “generate” we will get new random generated exercises, but always with these parameters (quantities from 7 to 777 and a total of 7 numbers). In this way we get the patient to genuinely read and do the exercise instead of having it memorized from doing it previously.
5. Matching Words to Category
The last of the memory exercises to print that we present is Matching Words to Category. In this case the patient has to write next to each word the category (from the word bank) to which it belongs. For example, for the word ‘armchair’, you would write the word ‘furniture’ next to it.