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Free game: What’s in the Bag?

Are you looking for a free game to play with your kids? Why not try this one - simple and free to download!

Hello again! We have another printable of the week for you; every week we are going to be bringing you a new one, perhaps with a little break over the summer because we all have to have time off, right?

Don’t forget to check out the other printables on the site as well, but this week we are bringing you one that should help to keep the kids entertained if you have any holiday time coming up, like we do here in the U.K.

This is a really simple game, which you can make more complicated for older children with a few tweaks. You can also use it to help with word recognition, by using the playing cards as word flash cards, and you could even use the cards to teach the words to younger children as well.

How to play What’s in the Bag? (2+ players)

1. Cut out the cards provided below. Laminate them all beforehand if you can, so that they last longer

2. You can also create your own cards to add to the game. Either use a dry wipe marker on the laminated cards, or you can just re-print the blank pages as you need them

3. Find a non-see through bag, and place all your cards into it

4. Get one player to draw out a card from the bag and either you have to guess what it is by asking them questions OR make sure they don’t look at it, and they hold it up so you can all see it and THEY have to ask questions about it, so they can guess what it is

5. Keep guessing until you have the answer

How to make it harder for older children

  • You can only ask questions which can be answered with a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’
  • Limit the number of questions that can be asked about the object, e.g. 20 questions, or even as few as five if you are feeling really clever!

That’s it – your game for this week :-D. We hope you have found this useful, do come back next week for another spot of printable fun.

Whats in the bag game for kids - simple, effective and works perfectly for travel and just anytime. We have 48 cards for you, including 8 you can make yourself! Go one, give it a try. It is free after all :-D

As usual, we have the full details of how to play the game on our YouTube channel, so do subscribe so you don’t miss out on next week’s post. Incidentally, what do you think of the new YouTube channel header – we are rather loving it!

If your have any ideas for printables that you would like to see us do here at KiddyCharts, then do let us know. Adios!

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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