Most of the time he is doing it just for fun, but other times he is doing it because he is scared, like during a thunderstorm or bath time, or even because he wants to be left alone. No matter what the reason you can often find my dog hiding somewhere, but like most dogs, he is rubbish at it. But it seems that all dogs have no hiding abilities at all…
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10 – “It was a good hiding place, until SHE started barking when you entered the room.”
Chain Hide-and-Seek: The idea is that players have to join hands with “it” when they are found. As the chain grows and becomes unwieldy and longer it gets sillier and indeed funnier as the games goes along.
9 – “Don’t hide in the Jungle, be the jungle.”
Sardines Hide-and-Seek: This variation is where “it” hides and the other players look for “it.” As each player finds “it,” they join the hiding place. This is best played by kids as you can get more little ones into a wardrobe or cupboard.
8 – “Boy, are they in for a surprise when they sit down after shopping!”
Ringalivio Hide-and-Seek: In this game, you have two teams and a base. One team hides, the other seeks. When a member of the hiding team is found, they have to go to the jail. The object of the game is to capture all of the members of the hiding team before one of them runs through the jail and yells “ringalevio,” thereby releasing all of his/her jailed teammates.
7 – “This will be the last place they will look for me, Mwahahahaahhaha”
Wave Hide-and-Seek: As in traditional hide and seek, one person counts while others hide. Once the first person has been found they follow the seeker round as they continue their search. If the found person spots someone hiding that the seeker doesn’t see, they wave. The hidden person waves back, entitling the found person to run off and hide again.
6 – “It was him and his stupid bone chewing that gave the game away, wasn’t it!?”
Seekers Hide-and-Seek: Two children act as the seekers and everyone else hides. The person who finds the most kids wins that round. Rotate two new “seekers” in for each game and have a “Seek-Off” for the winners of the rounds.
5 – “There will be no vet for me, I am stealth dog!”
Object Hide-and-Seek: Very much like a treasure hunt, just find an object. Then the finders closer their eyes, while you hide the objects. Start hiding things in easy places and then make it more difficult as they learn your tricks and you can see how well they do at finding things. You could even play the classic “hot-cold” style of game to help them.
4 – “Stop panting Frank, they will hear you!”
Road Trip Hide-and-Seek: Just before going somewhere hide some things that you need to take with you, like sunscreen, snacks, shoes, keys etc and quickly get the kids to find them. Obviously, this only works if you have made some spare time before-hand and always make sure they find all the things you need before really leaving the house.
3 – “If they can’t see me, they can’t bath me.”
Animal Hide-and-Seek: Sadly it means you have to hide because as you can tell, animals are not great at hiding. But the other way round works a treat as it’s easy to train your dog to hunt for you when you’re hidden. The key is to teach her how rewarding it is to find you.
2 – “Invisible is my middle name!”
Hide, Tag and Hide Again Hide-and-Seek: One person is “it” and counts while the others hide. “It” must try to find and tag the players hidden, but at the same time, the hiders can also tag “it”. If a hider tags “it” before “it” tags a hider, then the hider must state his/her name (so “it” knows who it was) and “it” must remain frozen for a number of seconds. “It” must then search for the person who tagged him/her. If the first person “it” finds is the correct person, then that person is the new “it”. If “it” finds and tags the wrong person, then the game must restart.
1 – “the office draw is the best place to hide, no-one will look in here.”
Ultimate Hide-and-Seek: Wait until it’s very dark outside. Divide your group of people into even groups, then tell the seekers to put on Glow-in-the-Dark bracelets on both arms, then get the hiders to dress in dark clothes. As long as people stay within a short space, they could be right next to the seekers and they might never know.