What’s in the box game

What's in the the box game

What’s in the box game.

The What’s In The Box Game is a wonderfully simple activity which uses a child’s natural curiosity to move the game forward. It’s great for team competition, too.
As the kids play this game, they will start to figure out which are the best questions to ask, especially if there is a sticker or a sweet treat waiting for the winner. You can play indoors with your family for a rainy day or to keep the kids busy during a party.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 4 children
  • age: from 5 years old
  • material: box + items or pictures of your choice
  • Played indoors
  • Duration: 20 minutes

How to play What’s in the box game?

Here’s how to play: Make a simple “What’s In The Box?” sign and tape it to the front of a cardboard box. Prepare some animal (or whatever) flash cards, or household items like rubber bands or tape, or anything really. That’s it. You’re pretty much ready to go.

Place the selected objects one by one in the box without the children seeing them. When the object is ready, the children will take turns asking questions to find out about the hidden object and eventually guess it.
The kids ask questions, maybe starting with animal, vegetable, or mineral? The children will have to ask questions in order to discover what is hidden in the box.
The principle is to start from more general questions to more precise questions as the children progress in the discovery of the object in question.

If you’ve never played this game before, you might want to do a quick trial game so the kids know how the game is played. Another way to add some competition to the game is to award points based on the number of right answers found, and to take away points for incorrect answers. You can put just about anything in the box: food, drinks, occupations, sports, national flags, party toys, etc. Just adjust the difficulty level of your items in accordance with the kids’ level, and start playing the game!

The educational advantages of the game

  • helps to develop natural curiosity
  • great game for building your child’s vocabulary and understanding language
  • music improves children’s social skills.
  • learns to follow the rules of a game

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