This list includes fun blindfold games for kids of all ages. Blindfold games teach children how to better use their other senses, but also build empathy and awareness about the nonsighted person. They can also be used as fun icebreaker games and for building communication or other life skills!
Below you will find 20 blindfold game ideas for kids.
1. Blindfold LEGO Building
Using Legos and a sleep mask, children will be challenged to build specific objects without using their eyes. They will need to use their sense of touch to determine pieces' sizes and shapes, and their "mind" to "visualize" the shapes they are building.
Learn more: Games for Young Minds
2. Blindfold Drawing
A simple game for kids that uses only a piece of paper, pencil, and blindfold is this drawing game. Students will be given an object to draw - or they can choose one themselves - and try to draw it blind. The product is usually funny!
Learn more: Kid Minds
3. Blind Chess
Many of our favorite games are traditional board games, like chess. However, in this digital board game, the player is blindfolded - not literally - as the app does this for you by making certain pieces invisible. It is a fun way to be trained in playing chess and there are different options for difficulty.
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4. Obstacle Course
An exciting outdoor game is doing a blind obstacle course. Students will be guided by a string and must use their other senses to make it to the end!
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This game uses active listening! Perfect for working on following directions too! The child is blindfolded or can wear a sleep mask and then follows the verbal directions to make it through the maze.
Learn more: Meaningful Mama
6. Sensory Science
Great for younger students, this game uses the sense of touch! Kids will identify different textures by feeling them in a cup while blindfolded. Make sure to include a variety of different textures!
Learn more: Raising Lifelong Learners
7. Minefield Games
Minefield games team-building activity is great for older students! Create imaginary hazards with cones, soda cans, or anything you have laying around that has some weight or noise to it. The blindfolded person must make it past all of these "mines" without touching them with the guidance of a partner. Make for a great addition to an escape room game too!
Learn more: Guide, Inc.
In this game there are partners - one sighted, one blindfolded. The goal is to knock down a pin. The person with a blindfold hears the sighted person guide them to help them knock over the pin.
Learn more: PE with Palos
Better teach non-verbal communication and a sense of direction with this blindfold game activity. A non-blindfolded person in the back of the line will give friend directions through non-verbal cues to complete a task. You will get lots of giggles with this one!
Learn more: Paradigm Shift Leadership
10. Water Balloon Piñata Game
The game can be used as a simple party game (especially when it's hot). Fill a balloon with water and tie it to a line. Then place an eye mask or bandana around the child's head and start hitting the balloon piñata! Make it even more wet and wild by using several balloons!
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11. Blindfold Twister
In need of a fun blindfold game? This classic American game has a twist! Rather than color identification, kids must use other senses to find "their spot". It's silly and fun...sure to be a favorite blindfold game!
Learn more: Hasbro
12. Hula Hoop Soccer
Games with hula hoops are always a blast! In this adrenaline-packed game, a blindfolded person will guide a sighted person inside of a hula hoop to play a game of soccer.
Learn more: Come Out and Play
13. Blindfolded Coding
Looking for a learning game? Try this amazing game that helps introduce kids to coding! Using everyday items, such as household objects or toys (this example uses Legos), create a maze. The child will act as the robot and have to follow a set of directions from the programmer!
Learn more: Teach Your Kids Code
14. Found Memory
Memory is a classic game! Take it outside and have children find different items in nature. Blindfolded, the children will use their senses to identify from their exploration what item is what. Simple and free!
Learn more: Rain or Shine Mamma
15. Blindfold Find
This is not a complex blindfold game and uses only images and chairs. Students will be blindfolded a few at a time. Then they will be asked a prompt and must walk blindfolded toward the answer to the prompt and sit in the chair.
Learn more: English Teaching Games
16. Apples in a Basket
Rather than the classic blindfold game of "pin the tail on the donkey", switch it up! Replace the donkey illustration with a basket and the tail stickers with apples. Children will work on spatial awareness while trying to place the apple in the basket
Learn more: Happy Moments Mom
17. Mystery Bag
A great mystery game idea is this bag. Simply add random mystery objects into a bag or basket. Use all kinds of objects - soft, hard, squishy, ones that make noise, etc. And have students use their other senses to identify the objects!
Learn more: Montessori from the Heart
18. Tasting Game
A blindfold game idea for fussy eaters, it is a simple game. Prep different foods to try blindfolded. Find or make a cute eye mask for kids to make it a little more fun! You can also have different themes like veggies or sweets and sours.
Learn more: My Small Potatoes
19. Blindman's Bluff
A fun tag game is playing while blindfolded! It is similar to Marco Polo but played on land. The blindfolded child is "it" and will use their sense to try and "catch" someone. Those who are not "it" tempt the blindfolded person by making sounds.
Learn more: Little Day Out
20. Cotton Ball Scoop
For this game, you need a bowl, scoop, and blindfold. Spread cotton balls over a flat area and have kids try to scoop them in the bowl while being timed. It seems easy, but children will be surprised with what a challenge it is!
Learn more: Rob Sheperd