Guessing and memory games are an important part of children’s cognitive development, to help them with skills such as reasoning and comprehension. This festive-themed activity challenges children to have a go at finding the answer, and provides a sense of fun and positivity, even when they don’t get it right.
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Did you know that plain socks were originally used as Christmas stockings, and were traditionally filled with food.
- A Christmas stocking
- Assortment of easily identifiable festive items
About the activity
The first player fills a Christmas stocking with a set number of festive items.
Within an agreed time limit (i.e. 1 minute), the second player reaches into the stocking without looking, and feels each item to try and identify what they are.
Once the time limit is up, player 2 tries to guess what the items inside the stocking were.
Player 1 reveals the items from inside the stocking and counts how many guesses were correct. Players can then swap places with a new set of items for the stocking.