This is a very old favourite, thought to date back to Tudor times at least! It was originally known as Blind Man's Buff. There is also a traditional Chinese version known as "Blind Man" or "Chicken".
Five Senses Games
The games below are either played using one or more of the five senses - or are printable games designed to familiarise younger children with them.
Use our fun five senses die to play some games that help the children think about our five senses. Ask the children to roll the die and see which sense lands at the top.
Learn about the five senses while you have a fun game of dominoes! Print and cut out our five senses dominoes, then laminate or back onto card or foam.
Our five senses matching cards can be cut out individually and used for matching games or folded to make two-sided cards to test knowledge and vocabulary.
This is a great game for the beginning of a party, when you are still waiting for guests to arrive and you need to keep individual children amused...
You will need:
Listening is a very good way of calming over-excited children down, so this scavenger hunt might make a useful end-of-party activity.
This is a very interesting way to play a scavenger hunt, and a great idea for encouraging children to observe carefully think about objects differently.
The Tray Game is a memory game which children really enjoy, especially if you make the objects on the tray interesting. It was definitely one of my favourites as a child, and my kids loved it too. We have two variations below.
A good game to quieten down a party, this works well with mixed age groups and is also a fun activity to provide for bored kids at home on a rainy afternoon!