What’s In The Well?
- Cardboard box (medium size)
- Objects of different sizes and textures
Before class, prepare the box.
- Make sure the flaps of the box are open or cut. This will leave one side of the box open.
- On a closed side of the cardboard box, draw 2 circles. They should be big enough for the children to put their hands through.
- Then use the exacto to cut the circle out. You may want to test them. You can always cut them a little bigger if necessary.
Optional For The Box
- You can cut strips of coloured tissue paper to decorate the opening of the box. Glue the strips to the opening of the box with adhesive tape.
- Hide the objects so children can’t see them.
- Ask a child to stand behind the box.
- Ask the other children not to reveal what it is.
- Ask the child to put his hands in the holes in the box and close his eyes.
- Then place an item through the open side of the box.
- Let the child pick up the object without opening his eyes.
- Ask him to guess what the object is just by touching it.
- Let the child try several times to name the object. If it’s difficult, you can ask them a few questions to guide them. Was it heavy or light? Did it make any noise? Was it smooth or rough?
- Ask another child to come behind the box to guess a new object.
- Play as many times as you like.
- Make the connection with the story you tell. In the Bible, Jeremiah was in a well.
Optional for the game
- To simplify the game, you can use paper bags instead of the box and simply ask the child to close his eyes.