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  • Writer's pictureJessica Diaz

Playing Hide & Seek with Toys

Updated: Oct 1, 2020

playing hide and seek with toys

Playing hide & seek with toys is tons of fun! All you really need are toys, which you can borrow from your kid’s toy box, and you're good to go! But, if you want to make the most out of playing hide and seek with toys, check out the steps listed below…

Step 1: Decide on your theme and collect the toys you want to hide

What’s so awesome about this activity is that if you have more than one kid, they can play together without stepping on each other’s toes. This is how it works…

My daughter loves unicorns. So, I collected 10 of her unicorns to hide around the living room.

My son is into Fortnite. So, I grabbed 15 of his Fortnite figures to hide.

When the hunt begins (in Step 5), each of my kids looks for their own toys: Unicorns or Fortnite Figures.

using toys to play hide and seek

Step 2: Dress for the occasion

To make this extra fun, I asked my kids to dress up in something that represented the types of toys they would be looking for.

So, my daughter picked out a unicorn dress.

And, my son picked out a Fortnite t-shirt and a llama hoodie.

Step 3: Hide the Toys

While the kids are getting dressed up for the activity, it’s time to hide the toys.

How hard you make it is up to you. For younger kids, it may be a good idea to keep all the toys visible and easy to find. For older kids, you might put the toys out of sight…like in a cabinet or under the sofa.

Step 4: Let your kids know how many toys they’re looking for

Before your kids start looking for the toys, it’s a good idea to let them know how many toys they’re looking for. That way you don’t end up leaving undiscovered toys around the house!

Step 5: Find the Toys

This is the fun part! Set your kids loose and have them find the toys you’ve hidden, while you sit back and enjoy the fun. 😋

If you notice that your kid seems stuck, you might want to start giving clues. Like…If you’ve hidden a toy behind the toaster, you could say that you noticed that toy seemed hungry and looked like he might want to make some pop tarts.

Step 6: Count the Toys

This step is great for counting practice. It adds a little learning to a fun activity. It also lets your kids know if they have found all the toys you’ve hidden.

Step 7: Repeat Steps 3-6 😜

If you and your kids are having fun, keep going!

You can re-hide the toys, while they close their eyes or wait in another room.

Or, you could even let them hide the toys and you get to find them!


I hope you’ll try playing hide and seek with toys and that your family has a blast!

Thanks so much for reading this post.


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