another party game with soft toys

This game should be played at a party so no one sees the soft toys except for theirs. As soon as guests arrive take their soft toy. Set up the box in the room with all the soft toys from all the players, and ensure you gather enough cloths so that everybody can be blindfolded.  Have all the children sit around the box in a circle. Choose one child to be it, “it” sits nears the box and needs to be blindfolded. You then take a soft toy from the box and place it in the circle, ensuring it does not know where, as he is not allowed to feel it. The first person in the circle describes the soft toy to it, but he better hurry because he has to do it before you have time to take a tea towel, for example, and fold it over your knee and secure the knot over his eyes, he must stop when he is blindfolded and you ask “can you see?”. If he says he can see you must remove the cloth and unfold it and start again, giving him more time to describe the soft toy. If he confirms that he is blind, the next player can give further detail before his eyes are covered. When the last player is blindfolded put the toy back in the box and mix up the pile. It has to be spun around and guided to the box, he must feel around and find the toy and pull it out when he thinks he found the right one.  The reason everybody else is blindfolded is so they can’t see which one he has pulled out. He has to describe it and, if he finds the right one, he is it for the next round. If  one of the players identifies it as theirs, they are it for around two, and you may decide not to remove his blindfold.

Just make sure you have a pile with more cloths then players just to ensure you don’t run out of blindfolds. But do not use sleep masks as you need to take the time to fold cloths for this game.  Or use white or thin cloths so you need to spend more time folding them. But ensure you have something thick and dark for the blind man in the middle.

Adapted from http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/teddy_bear_party_5.html

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