Hide and seek – Playgroup

peekaboo playgroupHide and seek is a great game to play inside or outside depending on where you have space at playgroup. Have one child hide their face and count while a small group of kids hide. Then let them go seek.

Did you know?

Learning the rules of the game is useful for developing social skills.

Add language

Depending on their concentration levels you could give clues on where to find their friends. Using words such as under, over, or behind helps children learn these concept words.


A treasure hunt at playgroup is great fun. One parent could hide the items outside while everyone else is still inside, or inside while everyone is outside. Maybe the younger children could start before the older children so they can find the more obvious things. Having copies of a treasure map with visual clues on where to find things and having children work together with the map builds social skills and cooperation, as well as pre-reading and problem solving skills.

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 babiestoddlers and children.


Activities listed under “playgroup” are suitable for groups of children of various ages. They provide opportunities for early learning and social play.