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Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

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Matchbox Museum
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A treasure hunt with a difference: try and pack as much stuff into a small match box as possible in ten minutes

dadcando Match box museum download booklet

This micro-sized treasure hunt is ideal for small flats or rainy days when going outside would be difficult. Running about finding stuff is a great way to kick off a party and because this game is quite a different variant of the normal treasure hunt, you can have both this game and the classic treasure hunt in the same party. It gets everyone running about looking for things, and due to the size restriction, it really gets everyone thinking. (This game also really cool as an extended activity for rainy days, see Micro Treasure Trove). Dadcando has made this into a proper party game using party game booklets, and you can download is here, ready for your party.
. . . There are five different coloured booklets so that you can split the party up into teams. Each booklet has lines inside so that the teams can write down all the things that they find and put in their matchbox.

Game play
The party guests should be split in to teams (preferably pairs). Each pair (or team) is given a folded up Matchbox Museum game booklet and a small empty matchbox. They decide on a team name and then write this on the front of the booklet in the space provided.

. . . The teams are told that they have to collect exhibits for a miniature museum, that all their exhibits must fit together inside the matchbox, and then when the time is up they will have to come and lay them out and present them to the other guests for a preview tour of their Matchbox Museum. The teams are then sent out for a set period (say 10 minutes) to find as many things as possible that will all fit together in their matchbox.
. . . When the time is up and the guests return with their full matchboxes, they each neatly lay out their matchbox contents on a sheet of plain paper and take you on a tour of it (if you want you can download the Display Case, (one for each team)) and use this instead.
. . . Teams are marked for creativity and originality and, of course for the number of items that they have collected. Collecting 20 items is about average, 40 is excellent, but it all depends on the size of the team and their age.

Make certain that you explain any safety rules beforehand, such as
No going beyond the Garden or
no picking the neighbours flowers or
no going upstairs
for example. If you are organising a party for younger children then you must have enough adults on hand to make sure you can keep an eye on all of them at all times. The winning team is the one with the most points, or you may decide that all teams win.

15 minutes
This game should use about 15 minutes of your party time.

The Matchbox Museum printable booklet is available in both A4 and US Letter format. Just click on the one you want below to download. Although all colours of the game will download at once, if you only want a selection, then you can choose this when you come to print them.

Matchbox Museum game booklets

Matchbox museum booklets download party fun craft downloads from dadcando download an A4 printable from dadcandodownload US Letter printable from dadcando

Matchbox Museum game display case sheet

Matchbox museum display case party fun craft downloads from dadcando download an A4 printable from dadcandodownload US Letter printable from dadcando

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Kids′ parties
Even with all the modern technology that our children have in the way of mobile phones and console games, the kids party still holds a special place as one of the key social events in a child's annual calendar. A special treat, a chance to invite more than just one or two friends round to your house or on an outing, an opportunity to do something a bit out of the ordinary and a way of confirming friendships as you decide who to invite and who not to are all the things that a party holds in store for the average kid.

matchbox museum party game booklet

Given they only come round once a year, you have a chance to think up something memorable, although this does not mean expensive. Getting some of your friends round to blow up a hundred or two hundred balloons, filling the house with them and then having the first game as a game to see how quickly the balloons can be burst, would not be expensive, but it certainly would be fun, and it's not something that your kid and his or her friends would forget in a hurry.

Practical, fun party planner

In this section you'll find an indispensable party planner and some original party games complete with special little party game booklets.
matchbox museum party game booklet

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