It's a good idea to play this game at the end of your party because the prizes won can be used as party favors. Also make sure each prize is something completely different.

What You'll Need:

  • A variety of unwrapped small prizes, at least one per child.
  • If you want to play without prizes, use a variety of other objects instead

At the Party:
  1. Sit the children in a large circle and place the pile of objects or prizes in the middle of the circle.
  2. Make sure the prizes aren't overlapping so that each one can clearly be seen.
  3. Sit in the circle with the children.
  4. Secretly choose one of the objects for the children to guess.
  5. Then say a clue out loud such as "I see something green," or "I see something tiny."
  6. A child must then raise their hand and either a) ask you a question about the object such as "is it bigger than a mouse?" or b) guess what the object is by saying "I have a hypothesis! Is it a toy lizard?"
  7. If the child asks a question you may only answer with "yes" or "no."
  8. If the child guesses correctly, they win that prize to keep (if you're playing with prizes) and then are out of the game.
  9. Make sure you have a quiet activity for the children to complete once they are out such as a coloring page or movie to watch.
  10. If the child guesses wrong, you can call on someone else to ask a question or give their hypothesis.
  11. Once a prize has been claimed, secretly pick a different prize and start the guessing all over.
  12. If you'd like, limit the number of questions that can be asked to 5 or 10 to make the game run faster.
  13. Play until everyone has won a prize.

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