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Play Stuffed Animal Hide and Seek With Your Kids
In Little Miss' Kindergarten "take home packet" we get every Friday, there are often ideas for at home activities that parents can do with their children. One such idea was to use your children's stuffed animal to play "hide and seek".
The idea is to take turns hiding the stuffies around the house and let the others hunt for them. This is the perfect idea for those days indoors when your kids complain of being "bored" or you are looking to inject a little energy (like you need more, right?) into your daily play time.
We have had so many stuffed animals in our house over the years, that at one point, we needed a laundry hamper to store them in! We've cut down quite a bit these days, with a treasured few making their home on the kid's beds. I knew that the kids would love this idea, and it gave my daughter a chance to go back to school today and share how she had "played that game from the packet", as she says. Another added bonus: It took up a good hour after dinner. The kids were good and tired and ready for bed!
Here's how we made this idea work for us:
~The kids picked which stuffie they wanted us to hide.
~We made sure they got a good long look at it before hiding it, so they knew what they were looking for!
~After we hid the stuffie, we used the "cold, warm, hot" strategy to help our youngest search in the right area.
~ After the stuffie was found, it went into a "booty" pile, where each kid got to stack up their "winnings".