Kids and adults will love making a Find it Game and love playing it. Great party activity. Once the guests make the games, they will spend hours looking for the items. Have a race to see who can find their items the quickest.

Not for children under 3 years old as it poses a chocking hazard.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Hole punch
  • Clean, empty, dry water bottle with label removed. Sample was made with a 20 oz bottle*
  • Birdseed
  • Small items that fit inside bottle; see list of suggestions
  • Elastic thread
  • Card stock

* The larger the bottle the more birdseed will fit inside making it more challenging to find the objects.

Craft Instructions

  1. Collect items to "find". Make sure they are small enough to fit through the mouth of the bottle. We suggest at least twenty items.
  2. Make a list of all the items. Neatly write or type the list out onto a small piece of card stock
  3. Punch a hole in the corner of the card stock Cut a 12" piece of elastic thread. Fold the thread in half and put the fold through the hole in the card stock Pass the two loose ends through the loop and pull gently to take up the slack. Tie the two ends in an overhand knot approximately 1 1/2" away from the edge of the card stock then trim off the extra string.
  4. Start filling the bottle with birdseed adding the items a few at a time so that they are spread out in the bottle. Leave about 1 1/2" to 2" of space at the top of the bottle.
  5. Cap your bottle. You can put some glue around the threads at the top of the bottle before placing the cap on to discourage young children from opening the bottle.
  6. Hang the list around the neck of the bottle.

To Play:

Remove the list from the bottle. Shake and tip the bottle to look for all the items. See if you can find all the items on your list..

Suggested Items to Find:
  • craft foam shapes
  • marble
  • pompom
  • wiggly eye
  • rock
  • basketball bead
  • football bead
  • soccer ball bead
  • baseball bead
  • penny
  • safety pin
  • bell
  • plastic bugs
  • wooden shapes
  • eraser
  • shell
  • eraser shapes
  • bolt
  • alphabet beads look for each letter
  • button
  • pony bead
  • different shape buttons
  • toot pick
  • cork
  • rubber band
  • washer
  • paperclip
  • nut
  • screw


  • Laminate the list so that it doesn't wear out.
  • For young children, place less birdseed in the bottle. It will be easier for them to locate the items without getting frustrated.
  • For young children, take pictures of the items and print them out on a full size sheet of card stock.

Printable Instructions

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