How to Play Quick and Fun Hide and Seek

H is for…. Hide and Seek

Lots of us enjoy playing hide and seek, Peakles is no exception but what to do if you have no siblings or friends to play with that day?  We have been playing our versions of Hide and Seek in the home, garden and on vacation for a few years and we love it!

As part of the 31 Days of ABC’s with All Done Monkey, we decided to share our H is for Hide and Seek games with you!



Hide and Seek for Teeny Tots

This is a really simple game.  All you need is a cover or blanket and a few toys.  Show baby the toy and then hide it under the cover.  Ask where the toy has gone and then make the toy peep out whilst saying ‘boo’ or ‘found you!’   As baby gets older, let them hide the toy and you find it!  Babies love this simple game and are great for developing language skills as well as hand and eye co-ordination too.

Hide and Seek for Toddlers

This is a lovely game for toddlers to play where you take turns in hiding a favourite cuddly toy around a room or the garden.  Ideally, leave a teddy bear arm peeping out so that your toddler can easily find their toy.  This is also a great way to start introducing counting up to or down from 10.  Once your toddler gets more familiar with the game you may find them playing this on their own with their toys.  It is also a good time to introduce some basic rules such as no hiding toys in the bathroom or near the electric sockets.

H is for Hot, Hot, Hotter….

Hide and Seek for PreSchoolers and Beyond

This is another version of Hide and Seek that we often play when there is just the two of us.  Again we take a toy and whilst one of us counts up or down the other one hides the toy.  This time, we try to fully hide the toy and rely on direction clues for finding our toy.

Hot means that you are very close to the toy and Cold means you are far away from the toy.  As the seeker moves around the room the hider has to say whether they are getting Hotter (closer) to the object or colder (further away) from the object.  The toy is usually found with squeals of delight amongst shouts of ‘hotter than the sun’ and so ‘so hot it’s melting!’

We love playing these games and hope you enjoy play H is for Hide and Seek too!


We are thrilled that this is part of the 31 Days of ABC.  Find out more below…


31 Days of ABC

31 Days of ABC - October 2016 |

After taking a break last year due to the arrival of Baby #3, we are back with one of my favorite series, the 31 Days of ABC! You can look forward to 31 more days of activities, crafts, books, apps, and more, all dedicated to teaching young children the alphabet.

I am so happy to be working with an amazing group of kid bloggers, who will be sharing their amazing ideas with us in the coming days. And this year for the first year we are also adding a giveaway, so be sure to scroll to the end and enter for a chance to win!

So join us as we jump, skip, hop, and read our way through the alphabet this October!

Don’t forget to follow our 31 Days of ABCs Pinterest board for even more great ABC ideas!

31 Days of ABC

Teaching the ABCs – October 1

All Done Monkey: Creating a Preschool Letter of the Week Curriculum

A – October 2

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails: Apple Scented Glitter Glue and Apple Craft

B – October 3

Witty Hoots: How to Make Fabulous Button Bookmarks

C – October 4

Preschool Powol Packets: Construction Truck Preschool Action Rhyme

D – October 5

ArtsyCraftsyMom: Printable Dinosaur Alphabet Sequencing Puzzle

E – October 6

Preschool Powol Packets: Elephant Art Project and Thailand Lesson

F – October 7

Spanglish Monkey: Spanish-English ABC Flashcards

G – October 8

Royal Baloo: Simple Ghost Painting Project

H – October 9

Peakle Pie

I – October 10

Look! We’re Learning!: Insect Activities for Kids

J – October 11

All Done Monkey: Olmec Jaguar Craft

K – October 12

Preschool Powol Packets: I Am a Kite Action Rhyme for Preschool

L – October 13

Raising a Trilingual Child

M – October 14

Creative World of Varya

N – October 15

Peakle Pie

O – October 16

For the Love of Spanish

P – October 17

Little Hiccups

Q – October 18

All Done Monkey

R – October 19

Sugar, Spice & Glitter

S – October 20

Crafty Mama in ME

T – October 21

Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes

U – October 22

Witty Hoots

V – October 23

Creative World of Varya

W – October 24

Creative World of Varya

X – October 25

All Done Monkey

Y – October 26

Our Daily Craft

Z – October 27

Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes

123’s – October 28

Hispanic Mama

Prewriting – October 29

Sugar Aunts

Books, Songs, & Apps – October 30

The Jenny Evolution

Alphabet Clip Cards – October 31

The Kindergarten Connection
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