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Who's Hiding?

Materials

  1. Pictures of animals and favorite things
  2. Cardboard
  3. Glue and scissors
  4. Felt markers

Directions

Cut out the pictures of people, animals, and favorite things. Paste them onto squares or shapes of cardboard. On separate cards, write the names of each picture that you've glued to a card: dog, apple, house, duck. The object of the activity is to teach your child to match the word cards with the picture cards. It is often easier for children to remember words when they are looking at and naming familiar people, places, and things. While your child is watching, turn one picture card face-down and ask, "Who's hiding under here?" Your child then tries to guess by placing the matching word card where he thinks it belongs. Once you have the idea of the game, try putting three or more picture cards down at a time.

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From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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