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Editors note: This was originally published in 2012, I am sharing it again as a great game idea to make for a holiday gathering that includes many children, honestly, it is fun for the adults too! I hope you consider creating this as a fun family game to entertain the children during the holiday gatherings this season.
For starters you will need the following items to complete the craft session to create the Homemade Hedbanz Game –
- Paper: cut into fours to create flash card sized “cards”, number of cards depends on number of players. We did six cards for three kids.
- Drawing Utensils: Crayons, pencils and/or markers to draw images & words on the cards.
- Creative Mind: think of animals, objects and other kid friendly items to draw & color on the cards.
- Elastic Style Headbands: Each child will need a headband that they can place their card in so it’s only visible to the other players.
Let’s Get Started —
Taking the cards that an adult or older child cut out, you may help or have the kids draw pictures of the objects & animals they thought of for this game, to add some fun let them color each card they draw. Below each drawing write the name of what the picture is for; example – a picture of a monkey would have the word monkey written below the picture.
Since the cards have been created, they are in place on top of each child’s head you may now get ready for game play. Each child takes a turn asking random questions about “who they are” or “what they are”. For example, each child may ask “am I a pet” or “Do I fly” maybe even “do I have four legs”. The questions are meant for them to use deductive reasoning skills to come to the conclusion with what is on their card.
Play continues like this with each child taking a turn until each child correctly states what they are. Feel free to help younger children and have fun laughing with the kids while they each try to figure out who they are! Another way to make this more fun is to make sounds to ask what they are, especially if they are younger children!
As the adult monitoring game play you can create fun, silly awards or trophies to give each child for their accomplishment in the game play. This is just a fun, silly game & craft time to enjoy if you do not already own HedBandz.