Hide and seek with a toddler

Hide and seek is a game I remember playing as a child, not only with school friends but also on holidays. I played it in France, Germany, Portugal and the former Yugoslavia. Β It seemed to translate into any language and it was a great way to make some holiday pals.

It doesn’t cost anything and it can be made as easy or hard as you like, depending on the age of the children involved.

Now, playing hide and seek with a toddler is first class entertainment for all involved. We play quite a lot when the big kids are at school but also with them as well at the weekend.

Toddler hide and seek goes a little bit like this:

  • Mummy counts
  • Toddler runs around at supersonic speed in a circle
  • Mummy finishes counting
  • Toddler stands in the middle of the room with hands over eyes
  • Mummy looks all over house avoiding obvious toddler
  • Toddler squeals with excitement and shouts “boo Mummy”
  • Mummy goes back to counting and above is repeated at least 20 times.


You have to love toddlers!

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  1. LOL we have a totally different toddler version happening in which mummy is always the one hiding! No wonder that I LOVE playing hide and seek so much haha x #twinklytuesday

  2. Haha, great post!
    I don’t like playing hide and seek but it is a lot of fun when I am actually playing it with my girls haha xxx

  3. My mum used to play this game with me when I was a baby. Now I play the same game with my little ones all the time! They get so much joy out of it, and it brings back such good memories

  4. Oh my goodness, this brings backs memories. It is so much fun to see the world through toddler eyes! Hide and seek at our house was a little different, since my twins were less forgiving of Sister’s inability to hide. They just hid in the same three places – behind my legs, behind the kitchen counter, and under a blanket on the couch.

    Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.

  5. It really is a classic baby game that will forever stay a favorite and be played around the world for sure. I love when my cousins play it with my kids in spanish as they are from mexico. It’s so cute. The kids love it even more in Spanish I think. lol Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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