Toddlers and pre-schoolers love playing hide and seek. Part of the appeal is they are still internalizing the concept of object permanence, and my son is no exception. He will play hide and seek by covering up with a towel, closing his eyes, or hiding a toy. The way he giggles when I uncover the hidden object is absolutely priceless. I wish I could just bottle up that laughter and open it on grumpy days! His enjoyment of this simple game inspired me to give it a fun twist:
* Teddy Bear (or any dearly loved stuffed animal)
*Tie one end of the yarn to the stuffed animal’s arm and hide it somewhere in the house.
*String the yarn around various parts of the house: around doorknobs, under tables and chairs, over sofas, etc.
*When you think you’ve woven an elaborate enough maze, give the other end of the yarn to your toddler/pre-schooler and let him follow it!