“What kinds of games can we play with the little toys we got over the holidays?” Over the next 3 posts, we will show you 3 simple (old-favourite) games that children like with small toys or objects. _________________________________ A fun game, perfect for those indoor winter days! Materials Tray Small objects Directions Place your objects on your tray. The number of objects will depend on the age and abilities of your child(ren). Start with something simple like 5 or 10 and then build up from there. Have the children look at the objects on the tray. Have them close their eyes and turn away. Remove 1 object from the tray. Have the child turn around and guess which object that you removed. Switch roles. To make the game more complex, use like objects (e.g., all seashells or all animal figurines.), vary the position of the objects each round on the tray, remove more than one object at a time etc. What’s missing? Purpose Improving one’s memory Safety Notes Small objects and toys can be a choking hazard. Be sure to keep them out of the reach of children 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things in their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.