Catch the Fly
This is a simple and amusing game. Take a ball of yarn (black, orange, or white) and wrap it around the room. Loop it around furniture, objects in the room, and so on. This is your web. It does not need to look like a web, but it should circle the room a few times going in different places, doubling back on itself, and so forth. Next, cut a length of the same yarn for each child. The younger the child, the shorter the length (four yards worked well for 4-year-olds). On one end of the piece of yarn, tie a plastic spider. On the other end, tie a present—candy if you like, or maybe a plastic insect. Hide the present and head back to the starting point of your game by weaving the piece of yarn through the web and room. This is a simple treasure hunt. Children take their spider and follow the string to their present. This game is extremely age adaptable: Shorter lengths of yarn and less complicated weaving will make this easy for even very young kids.