Need an easy game to play at circle time this week? This game is a great way to practice listening skills. It’s also a good one to take with you to the park or into the back yard on a beautiful day. The only materials you need are a blindfold and a musical instrument.
If you don’t have the instruments shown in the video below you can always improvise. I’ve used a sun hat pulled low over the eyes in place of a blindfold and two stones banged together as an instrument. One day, I sent the kids out into the park looking to find their own instruments before we played this game. One child ran a stick up and down a pine cone to make a neat sound, while another used two sticks tapped together to produce a sound. A different child discovered the soft sound of sand falling through their fingers. It just goes to show you that children are often more creative than adults.