Springtime Match Game
Before the Party:
At the Party:
- Gather toys and pictures of items seen in springtime, such as a ladybug, fly, grasshopper, ant, bee, caterpillar, lamb, baby chick, calf, bird, butterfly, daffodil, tulip, leaf, and green grass.
- Place a slip of paper with a number next to each item, starting with 1.
- For children about age seven and younger, create a list of the item names, but in a scrambled order.
- Children eight and older won't need this help, and will most likely know the item names themselves.
- Have paper ready for each guest, with the lines numbered to match how many items you have collected.
- For example, if you will be using ten items for the game, number the lines on the paper from 1 to 10. You will also need pencils for each player.
- Place the objects and pictures on a table with their number in front.
- Hand out paper and pencils to each guest.
- The children need to identify the objects and write them down on their paper.
- Younger children will have a page with a list of the items in a scrambled order, and blank lines that are numbered.
- The younger children can simply draw a line from the name of the item to the correct number.
- Older children will have an empty paper with numbered lines, and they should print the item name next to the correct number.
- To add more excitement, set a timer for five minutes as the children begin identifying the items.
- Whoever identifies the most items correctly before the timer rings is the winner.