Hide and seek – Toddler

peekabook toddlerYoung children delight in hiding games. Hide and seek games can include hiding with people or hiding objects to be found.

Did You Know?

Children are learning about spatial awareness when they are trying to hide themselves or an object. This awareness of what fits in what space is important in learning early maths concepts.

Add Language

Use language to build anticipation e.g. Sing “Where oh where oh where is Teddy? Where can Teddy be?”

Use language related to positions e.g. “Is he under the table? No! Is he behind the door? No! Where can he be? There he is! He’s in the …..” Both understanding and using position and direction words are important for early maths skills.

Variations

Throw a blanket over a table and crawl in to “hide”. Take turns to peep or pop out and go back in.

Have the toddler hide in a large box and sing “Jack is hiding down in his box until somebody opens the lid”. Lift the lid and have them jump up and wiggle about.

Take turns to hide an object or toy and go on a treasure hunt to find it. Keep hiding places fairly easy to discover and within a specific area in the beginning.

Safety

Be mindful that the child does not have access to hiding places they can become trapped or injured in.

Across the ages

All the activities listed on our “Play Ideas” page can be applied across different age groups. Check out hide and seek for babieschildren and playgroups.

 

Activities listed under “toddler” are suitable for children aged 1-3 years. Toddlers enjoy activities that include exploring their environment and finding out how things work.

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millie
millie
4 years ago

hi

sienna
sienna
4 years ago

im talking to myself lolllllll

anonymous user
anonymous user
4 years ago
Reply to  sienna

how old do you need to be to play hide and seek x

millie
millie
4 years ago
Reply to  anonymous user

new born

anonymous user
anonymous user
4 years ago
Reply to  millie

what if you forget to find them x

millie
millie
4 years ago
Reply to  anonymous user

they’ll eventually get bored of the game xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

anonymous user
anonymous user
4 years ago
Reply to  millie

well thank you for the advice .. i guess :/ xx

millie
millie
4 years ago
Reply to  anonymous user

your ever so welcome ;)

sienna
sienna
4 years ago

:0

sienna
sienna
4 years ago

hi xx

sienna
sienna
4 years ago

hi again i was just wondering if you knew hide and seek is suitable for a 3 year old

millie
millie
4 years ago
Reply to  sienna

yes i think it is just make sure it is in a suitable place where they cant hurt their selfs

sienna
sienna
4 years ago
Reply to  millie

alright thank you so much its much appreciated :)

millie
millie
4 years ago
Reply to  sienna

glad i could help xx

sienna
sienna
4 years ago
Reply to  millie

happy face :)

millie
millie
4 years ago
Reply to  sienna

laughing face

sienna
sienna
4 years ago
Reply to  millie

*)

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