blindfold games in nature

most of this post is based on a set of kindle books by Susan Caplan McCarthy

these books are on amazon and cheap.

1 meet a tree

go in a forest and blindfold someone, spin them around and guide them o a tree, help them explore the tree, them take them back to the start remove the blindfold and have them find the tree

2 this is a classic

blindfold someone in a circle and put an object in front of them, have a player sneak up and steal the object without the blind man pointing at them. if the player is caught they become the blind man. A bell or set of keys makes it easier, a stuffed animal which makes no sound makes it harder. play on different surfaces

3. bat and moth

blindfold a moth and have him chase bats

4. where’s my rock

get everyone to find a rock to feel them blindfold everybody and they have to sort through the pile for their rocks

5. sense of place

blindfold someone and take them to a area and help them to explore to pointing out different sounds, smell, tactile things and in under a fruit tree tastes.


6. blind hike

set up a rope through the garden or any area, blindfold your child and have them feel along the rope, can they find their way back without the rope but still blind

one interesting link is


7. this I based on her ideas

Have a blindfold and bag of common object ready, take your child to a park or nature part and blindfold them and lead them to a spot where they do not know where they are, have them take out the objects one by one, they have to feel the object and identify it and the texture and then still blind they have to explore the surroundings for something that feels similar


or one day blindfold your child, get them to feel a stuffed toy and then get them to feel a pet and talk about the differences before removing their blindfold

this could be interesting in like of this little boy couldn’t feel the difference


or try collecting a box of man made items and natural items to sort through blindfolded



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