Depending on the goals the activity may look like:
- Bury a season object and talk about it before the child sees it. (Hearing 1st) OOoooo! Boo!
- Find something - with a face, an insect, that grows on trees...?
- Categories - things that fly: are scary; see in a pumpkin patch; are make-believe.... Find an item that doesn’t belong.
- Following directions/critical elements- Look for the bat and make it sleep upside down.
Auditory memory- Find the apple, the wagon, and the black cat. Uncover the skeleton, the witch but not the monster.
Inferences or Riddles- "I am the color of darkness. Some people say I’m bad luck. Others say I have nine lives. Witches keep me as their pet." Find it!
Give the child a turn to bury a toy and describe it to the other players.