Birthday cake hunt

birthday cake hunt game

Birthday cake hunt is a fun game specifically for birthday parties. What could be more fun than searching for the missing birthday cake!
Once the children find it, they’ll be happy to eat it! Play indoors or outdoors and keep easily the kids busy and entertained during a party.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 4 children
  • age: from 5 years old
  • material: Index cards, Pen or pencil, a cake
  • Played indoors or outdoors
  • Duration: 15 minutes

How to play “Birthday Cake Hunt” game?

Before the guests arrive:

Write the clues on the index cards.
Prepare a dozen clues with small riddles for the children to guess. Each riddle solved will lead the children to a location, where they will find another card with a new riddle that will lead them to the next location and so on.

Hide the cake near the table where the party will take place.
This will be the last hiding place.

To help you build your riddles, start from the last chosen hiding place and work your way backwards. For example, you decide to hide the cake under the table…
You can then write on your clue: “we eat on my back”. Then place this clue in the previous hiding place that you have chosen, for example in the oven… Then write a new clue: “I cook your meal” and place this clue in the previous hiding place, for example the fridge. Continue in this way with the number of riddles you want.

Start the game:

Tell the guests that the Evil Queen has stolen the birthday cake and they need to find it! Explain that she has left a series of clues for them to follow. Read the first clue aloud and send them on their way.

When the children have found the cake, take it out and place it on the table. Light the candles. The children then sing “Happy Birthday”. Then it’s time to eat the cake.

The educational advantages of the game

  • helps to develop natural curiosity
  • Team work : necessitates that children work in teams, solving puzzles together.
  • encourages leadership, communication and interaction
  • self cinfidence: rewards, discoveries and prizes bring a sense of achievement
  • Their listening skills and concentration are both honed
  • creativity : challenges the children to think and use their creativity to solve clues
  • needs a lot of cool thinking to unravel the clues
  • learns to follow the rules of a game

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