Friday, June 12, 2009

June05_MysteryBag

Motivated by ABC and 123 request for activities around the theme of five senses, I came up with this simple game for Anna that we call a "Mystery Bag". I took five objects from her play area - a toy plate, a small toy, a play-doh shape, etc., and for the first time I showed them to her and explained her the rules. I put them in the bag and she had to reach in the box, find an object, feel it and tell me what it is. She caught on right away and had a lot of fun with this activity.

June05_MysteryBag2

We played it three times in a row, and for the second and third time I didn't show her what I am placing in the bag. In the third round when I was ready to switch to something else, I put there a new balloon (without an air in it). She couldn't tell what it was and was very intrigued. I gave her clues - This is something that can become round and light if you put air in it. That wasn't enough, so I imitated blowing the balloon. Then she could guess correctly. We pulled the balloon out, blew it up, and had a grand old time with it.

3 comments:

Crystal said...

This is a really good idea. We love to play games like this.

Christy said...

I love the way you had her guess what the balloon was and once she figured it out, she got to have fun with it. That's clever. I'll have to try it. Thanks.

MaryAnne said...

I love the way you gave her clues when she was confused, sounds like a fun activity!