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The EFL Playhouse: A Resource for ESL/EFL Teachers of Young Learners

Blind Man's Treasure Hunt
Objective: Players try to guess the contents of packages by touch.
Group Size: 4 to 24
Prep Time: > 20 minutes
Playing Time: 5-20 minutes
Interest Level: ages 3 to 14
Ability Level: beginning to intermediate

Preparation: Wrap several objects of various weight, shape, and texture in separate parcels. Place these on table.

Game: Divide students into two teams. Blindfold a player and lead him to the table. He or she should select a parcel and try to guess its contents. He or she may ask up to five yes/no questions before guessing the parcel's contents. (i.e. "Is it something you wear?" "Is it something you eat?" etc.) If student guesses contents of parcel, parcel is removed from table, and his or her team receives one point.

Variation: Wrap several small objects that could be given as prizes (pencil, eraser, notebook, candy, balloons, etc. in separate parcels. If student guesses contents of parcel, he or she wins the prize.

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