Hide the Beanbag

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This is a great game to help toddlers understand the concepts of being visible versus hidden. All you need is a beanbag or two!

You can technically play anywhere, but when I originally tried the game using furniture and pillows in a big room, Veronika wasn’t interested.

Of far greater interest to her was playing the game in her dollhouse. I think the smaller space made it more tangible.

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We would hide a beanbag inside or under a piece of the dollhouse furniture, although “hide” was a relative term. I always left some of the beanbag visible, which made the skill level just right for a toddler. She would move the furniture aside with a big flourish and I would announce, “You found it!”

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Then she started “hiding” the beanbags herself. She placed a piece of furniture over one, then moved it herself.

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“I found it!”

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Now that she had the idea, she ran off to hide the beanbag elsewhere in the house.

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This game is a great early form of hide-and-seek!

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