Activity time: 8 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Two scarves, one to cover a volunteer's eyes and one for the volunteer to find
Preparation for Activity
- Identify a clean, open floor space (preferably carpeted).
Description of Activity
Have the children sit in a tight circle. Explain that a volunteer will wear a scarf over their eyes so they can't see. You will then drop another scarf somewhere inside the circle. The child whose eyes are covered will use intuition, hearing and touch to try to find the scarf. The searcher must remain on hands and knees at all times. Children in the circle must use their bodies as a barricade to keep the searcher safe, but not otherwise help the searcher. If time allows, give each child who wants to the opportunity to be the searcher.
You may wish to invite children to share afterward about their experience of searching. Did anyone have a gut sense of where the scarf might be? How did it feel to know that what you were looking for was nearby, but you didn't know exactly how to find it? Did it help to know the scarf would not move while you were looking for it?
Including All Participants
For children who use wheelchairs or have limited mobility, hold the scarf somewhere within their reach and invite them to find it with their eyes closed or covered.