Find It! is a closed ended clear tube filled with multi-colored pellets and forty small objects “hidden” among them. The hidden items are related to the tube’s central theme (Dinos, At the Beach, Glitz & Glamour, Discover America, Pirates, Starry Night, Kids, Wildlife, Mythical Creatures, Made in Washington, Eww Gross, and Original), and are listed on the tube end cap. Players shake, roll and twist the tube to uncover and identify the objects. Instructions include additional game ideas include adding a timer to each player’s turn, or utilizing the supplied dual sided cards with object descriptors / hints for players to pick up and find the matching object. Points are assigned to each object. Find It! is advertised as promoting concentration and focus.
- Promotes development of vocabulary as child learns to associate unfamiliar listed words with 3-D representative objects in the Find It tube.
- Promotes development of memory and recall as child gradually eliminates objects on the list that he / she have already been identified.
- Promotes problem solving by requiring child to manipulate the tube to move pellets in a manner to uncover objects he / she is hunting and bury others.
- Strengthens understanding relationships between objects by the nature of each Find It game which focuses on a particular theme, grouping objects together that may be otherwise incongruent in a child’s mind (ex. Discover America: Log Cabin and Peach).
- Count and identify objects seen when tube is lying on side but not being moved.
- Use on a light table to enhance beads and objects.
- Roll it back and forth with a partner and race to see how many objects you can find.
- Replace written cards with visual hint / description cards for matching it to the object in the Find It tube.
- For unfamiliar listed objects (such as specific dinosaurs, Gateway Arch, or a Mongoose) assist child with finding a picture and description of object and discuss characteristics of it before looking for it in the Find It tube.
- When first introducing game to child, limit the number of objects to find to those which are familiar. With each successive interaction with the game, gradually increase the number of objects to find after the child has had the opportunity to learn about them preceding the game.
- Place on a turntable or a soft pillow to assist moving the tube around easier.
- Develops patience and opportunity to work on increasing frustration tolerance as child learns how to identify and find objects as he / she sifts through the pellets by manipulating the Find It tube.
- Develops comradery as child discusses with playmates the narrowing down of object options that match the provided description cards.
- Develops overall social skills through turn taking, listening and responding to playmates as they decipher the description cards, and staying on task while searching pellets.
- Develops self-esteem as child learns to decipher cards and finds objects.
- Race to see who can find the most objects in one minute. (Will need at least two tubes.)
- Tube races. Set tube on side and find an object. Once you say the object’s name out loud, roll tube forward one time and repeat. The first to get across a given finish line, wins!
- Hang tube from ceiling and find objects as a group.
- Allow child to find objects more than once and assign diminishing points to each time the object is found during child’s turn until the points reach zero.
- When first introducing game to child(ren), limit the number of objects to find to those which are familiar or divide up familiar objects among players. With each successive interaction with the game, gradually increase number of objects to find thereby decreasing the chances of the child concluding that he / she has “failed” at finding unfamiliar objects or too many familiar objects given his / her attention span.
- Develops receptive language by reading or listening to descriptions / hints printed on the accompanying card subsequently finding the object that best matches the card.
- Develops social engagement skills as the child discusses with playmates or caretaker about the objects that he / she finds or through turn taking.
- Opportunity to develop expressive language skills by encouraging child to discuss objects’ characteristics, environment, or relationship to them.
- Tell a story about two or more objects found.
- Dress up like a detective and use a magnifying glass to search for objects.
- Find an object and say it out loud.
Developmental Processes Promoted
- Attention to Detail
- Auditory Attention
- Bilateral Coordination
- Cooperative Hand Movements
- Early Literacy
- Finger and Hand Control and Dexterity
- Gross Motor
- Hand and Finger Grasp
- Language Development
- Object Permanence
- Object Recognition and Identification
- Part/Whole Relationships
- Physical Range of Motion
- One Isolated Finger
- Problem Solving
- Self Esteem
- Social Interaction
- Spatial Relationships e.g. Under
- Time Management
- Turn Taking
- Two-Handed Play – Midline Focus and Transferring
- Visual Acuity
- Visual Attention
- Visual Discrimination
- Visual Processing
- Word Recognition
- Wrist Rotation
- Approximate Price:
- Age Range:
- surface wipe
- Levels of Play:
- Three Levels