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Your Young Kids Will Love This Mouse Hunt Game

Your Young Kids Will Love This Mouse Hunt Game

This is a simple and fun game that's great for younger children. Setting it up takes only a couple of supplies and some ground rules. The number of children you can play this game with is pretty much limitless!

Things you'll need:

One small toy mouse for each guest

Getting ready:

Step 1:  Write the name of each guest on the bottom of one of the toy mice.

Step 2:  Hide the mice around the house.

When you're ready to start:

Step 1:  Tell each guest to find the mouse that has their name on it, while pretending to be kittens.

Step 2:  The child that finds her mouse first is the winner.

Tips for Making This Game A Success

This game is a very simple one that is sure to delight your younger guests. For kids who are five and under, keep the game relatively simple by hiding the mice in easy-to-reach locations that kids of that age might think of. For slightly older children, get more creative with your hiding locations.

Make sure that all of the participants are aware of any “no-go” zones. These are parts of the party location that they aren't permitted to go to in their search for mice. If you're hosting this party in your own home, those zones might include your bedroom or the basement. If you're hosting the party in a park, you might tell participants that they aren't allowed to go past a certain point.

Set a time limit for everyone when it comes to finding their mice. Some children may have a harder time than others at locating their mouse. Hopefully, all will go smoothly, but in order to keep the party moving you'll want to wrap things up at a certain point. If any participants still haven't found their mouse after ten or fifteen minutes, step in to help them and wrap the game up so you can move on to other activities.

Don't hide the mice in any areas that could be dangerous. It might seem like a no-brainer to hide a mouse on a dresser or countertop, but if it can't easily be reached by a young child from the floor it could pose a safety risk. The last thing you want is a child trying to climb on top of the counter and falling! If you live in an area with venomous spiders or scorpions, avoid hiding any mice in dark and undisturbed places. These creatures tend to lurk around those areas. These are only a couple of examples of the considerations you have to make. Safety first!

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