What's missing game - memory activity

What’s missing game.

Test your child’s memory skills with the “What’s missing” game. This is a fun memory activity to boost kids minds. You can use any objects and then just remove one to see if they can guess what’s missing. It is a calm and fun game to liven up varied and playful activities with children, especially at birthday parties or during the vacations. This game can be easily set up indoors or outdoors and will require children to be observant and concentrated.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 3 children
  • age: from 5 years old
  • material: use common household items
  • Played indoors or outdoors
  • Duration: 10 minutes

How to play “What’s missing” game ?

Whether indoors or outdoors, this game is very nice and works the children’s observation. Define a play area in the room or garden. Ask the children to come into the play area and observe it carefully. Then have the children go somewhere else to change or remove 5 items, objects or decorations from the space without the children seeing you.
The children then return and must inspect the area to find the 5 items that were moved or removed.

Depending on the age of the children, you can vary the number of elements to be changed. You can also have a child guess alone, in pairs or in groups of 3… It is easier to find the differences when there are several people.

You can also simplify the game by placing 5 objects of your choice on a table. You can put more depending on the age of the children. Then, after asking the children not to look, remove 1, 2 or 3 objects…
The children will have to find the missing objects.

Here is a game of observation, quiet but very appreciated by children. Adapt the difficulty according to the age of the children by presenting them with a greater or lesser number of objects.

The educational advantages of the game

  • development of the sense of observation
  • improve working memory and brain function
  • environmental awareness
  • play as a team
  • learning and listening to the rules of the game

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