When I went to visit my brother and his family in Greenville, South Carolina… nine hours away… I knew that needed to come up with some ideas to keep the children occupied. One of those activities was a Find It Bag.
We have a Find-It Game and the children love it, but I was honestly afraid that if I brought it, a riot would break out because everyone would want it at the same time. So, in order to keep peace, I decided to make three bags so the children could play all at the same time and then switch bags to keep the good times rolling.
What you need to make a DIY Find-It Game ~
- Clear, plastic freezer bags (storage bags are too thin)
- Clear packaging tape
- An assortment of odds & ends from around the house
- A digital camera & printer
- Dry erase markers and soft washcloth or eraser
Step by Step instructions ~
Locate the items to put in your seek-and-find games. Photograph them and print the picture. I printed mine on cardstock and then placed it in a freezer bag to make it work like a dry erase board.
Place the items into a different freezer bag.
Add about 2 cups of rice. Remove the air from the bag and zip.
Add packaging tape across the seal to avoid a rice-y mess in the car.
Give each child a bag with the corresponding picture. Have them circle the items they find.
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