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What’s in the Box?


We’re excited to share with you our sensory box guessing game, a fun and engaging activity for children of all ages.

In this play idea, we’ll provide detailed instructions on how to set up and play the game, as well as tips for success and variations to keep the game fresh and exciting.




What do I need to play?

Before you get started, you’ll need a few supplies:

  • Sensory box: This can be any type of container that you can fill with different materials to create a sensory experience. You can use a plastic storage bin, cardboard box, or even a large bowl.
  • Filler materials: You’ll need a variety of materials to fill your sensory box. You can use rice, beans, sand, cotton balls, or anything else that provides a different texture and sensation.
  • Objects to guess: To play the game, you’ll need a selection of small objects that can be hidden in the sensory box. You can use anything from small toys and trinkets to household items like buttons or coins.
  • Blindfolds: You’ll need a blindfold for each player to wear during the game.
  • Scorecards: You can create simple scorecards using paper or cardstock to keep track of each player’s guesses.


Setting Up the Game

To set up the game, follow these steps:

  1. Fill your sensory box with your chosen filler materials. Make sure to mix them up so that the objects will be hidden and harder to find.
  2. Choose a selection of objects to hide in the sensory box. Make sure to choose a variety of objects with different shapes and textures.
  3. Place the objects in the sensory box, burying them in the filler material.
  4. Each player should take a turn being blindfolded and guessing the objects in the sensory box.


Rules of the game

To play the game, follow these rules:

  1. Each player takes a turn being blindfolded and guessing the objects in the sensory box.
  2. The player has a set amount of time (you can decide how long based on the age and skill level of the players) to feel around the sensory box and guess as many objects as they can.
  3. After the time is up, the player removes their blindfold and writes down their guesses on their scorecard.
  4. The next player takes their turn, and the game continues until each player has had a chance to guess.
  5. The player with the most correct guesses at the end of the game wins!


Variations of the game

To keep the game fresh and exciting, try these variations:

  1. Speed round: Instead of having a set amount of time to guess, players can take turns guessing as quickly as possible until they get one wrong.
  2. Memory game: After each player takes a turn guessing, they have to leave the room while the other players switch out the objects in the sensory box. The player then has to guess which objects were switched.
  3. Group game: Instead of playing individually, players can be divided into teams and take turns guessing as a team.


Tips for Success

Here are some tips to make the game even more fun and engaging:

  1. Choose a variety of objects with different shapes and textures to make the game more challenging.
  2. Make sure to bury the objects deep in the sensory box so that they are harder to find.
  3. Play some fun music or create a sensory atmosphere with different scents or lighting to make the game more immersive.



We hope you enjoy playing our sensory box guessing game with your friends and family. With a little bit of preparation and creativity, you can create a fun and engaging activity that will provide hours of entertainment. So grab your blindfolds and get ready to explore the wonderful world of mystery!