The best games for kids are ones where they use their imaginations and problem-solving skills. This guessing game will challenge the kids and possibly help them learn about new utensils.
Guess the Utensil
Things you’ll need:
- Pieces of paper
- Pen or pencil
- A large bowl
Before the guests arrive:
Step 1: Write the names of lots of different cooking utensils on the pieces of paper. Here are some suggestions:
- Potato masher
- Wooden spoon
- Cheese grater
- Measuring spoons
- Egg slicer
Step 2: Put all the papers into the large bowl.
When the guests arrive:
Step 1: Have each child pick a piece of paper. If the child doesn’t recognize the utensil they’ve picked, take them into the kitchen and show it to them explaining what it’s used for.
Step 2: The child has 30 seconds to give the other children clues that will help them guess the utensil. They can use words, motions, or drawings to help them.
Step 3: The first guest to guess correctly is next to describe a utensil. If no one guesses correctly, put the utensil out for the children to see and touch.
Variations of the game:
Variation 1: If guessing utensils without seeing them is too difficult, have the utensils laid out in from of the party goers.
Variation 2: Place several different utensils in a bag or pillowcase. Have the kids take turns closing their eyes, picking a utensil from the bag, and guessing what it is by touching it. The other kids can help by giving the guesser clues.
Add More Fun to Your Party
After the guess the utensil game is over, you can bring out a batch of sugar cookies and explain how the utensils were used to make the cookies. Then, each kid can decorate their own cookie. If you are feeling up to it and there aren't too many kids at the party, you can make sugar cookie dough and have the kids take turns picking out the correct utensil for each ingredient. This helps teach kids to identify utensils and learn how each one is used.
You can add other party games to the mix as well. Having a variety of things to do will help keep the kids entertained and burn some energy. You can always use different utensils for an egg race. You can divide the kids into even teams, have each time make a line, give the first person in line a utensil (like a spoon), place an egg on each spoon, and have the kids run a certain distance, turn around, run back, and hand the spoon to the next kid in line. The first team to have each player successfully make the run without breaking their egg wins. You can repeat the race with different utensils and ask the kids which utensil was the easiest.
Creating a fun and engaging party for kids is easy when you incorporate fun games like the guess the utensil game. Games like this are entertaining and educational. This game goes great with any birthday party theme you choose. Just remember to have fun yourself!