This is a good early learning game for small children between 3 and 10 years old. It is an excellent way to develop the senses and is very simple to set up. The aim is to develop concentration and awaken the senses using everyday objects.
In general, we talk about Kim’s games, because it is possible to play several versions of this game.
All you need is a number of different objects that you can put on a table: scissors, pens, socks, etc. The more objects you have, the more you can play. The more objects you have, the more complex the game becomes. You can have between 7 and 15 objects for classic games.
How do you play the game?
Designate one of the participants as the leader or give this role to someone who does not play. The leader should prepare the table by laying out the objects. The players will then come and look at the different objects on the table for 10 to 15 seconds and then turn around. The leader should then either remove some objects or add others. The participants can then look at the table for another 10 to 15 seconds, and either write down on a sheet of paper or say verbally what has been changed on the table. The winner of the round is the person who can say exactly what has been changed on the table. He or she then becomes the leader (if the leader is a player) and must also prepare the table in turn.
This is mainly mentioned because Kim’s Game is not only a visual cueing game. You can also play Kim’s Game with the other senses: touch (blindfolded guessing objects), smell (guessing smells), taste and hearing. It all depends on your objective.