Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek.

Hide and seek is a classic game that kids and even adults of all ages can enjoy. This is the great classic of outdoor games! This game with simple rules is one of the children’s favorites. In Hide and Seek, players must hide to avoid being discovered by the “It”.

This game can be played inside, but it is more fun to play at this game outside.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 2 children
  • age: from 4 years old
  • material: none
  • Played indoors or outdoors
  • Duration: 10 minutes

Hide and Seek Game rules

Pick one player to be “It” and have that person to count to 30 while the rest of players run off and hide.
“It” has to close his or her eyes and often has to face a wall away from the other players. While “It” is counting, the other players are looking for hiding places and once positioned, they must not move. “It” finishes counting and the hidden players remain as quiet as possible until they are found. They are not allowed to change hiding places once the seeker has finished counting.
At the end of the count, the person who is “It” goes on the hunt for everyone who is hidden. Whoever is found last is the next person to be “It”.
For a fun variation, try playing in the dark. If you are playing this game outdoors, it is advisable to set safe boundaries so players can’t wander into danger in the dark.

The educational advantages of the game

  • develop the sense of observation
  • teach the child not to move and to be discreet
  • play in community
  • learning and listening to the rules of the game

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