| Hide & Seek
Young kids, Kids, (Teens and adults, variation 1)
Birthday party, Christmas, New Years Eve, Halloween (variation 4), Easter
You will need:
A location that has lots of places to hide, restrict the area depending on the age of the kids. Younger kids should have less area to run about in. At least one adult supervising.
How to play:
The adult needs to make a note of how many children are playing so as not to lose any.
One kid is chosen as the "Seeker"
The Seeker covers his eyes and counts to a number (depending on the age of the children, a young Seeker might need help)
While the Seeker counts the others find a place to hide
When the Seeker has finished counting he or she shouts "Ready or not, here I come!"
The Seeker then searches for the hidden players.
As players are found they have to go back to the main area and wait.
The last player to be found is the winner and becomes the next Seeker
1. This variation is sometimes called "Block". The hidden players can try to make it to a Home location without being seen, and are then safe. The first (or last) one to make it becomes the next Seeker. This is best done in a large outdoor location.
2. "Sardines" is the reverse. One person (Sardine) goes to hide and the rest count. The Seekers then try to find the hidden person, separately, when they find him/her they squeeze into the hiding place as well. The last person to find the Sardines becomes the first Sardine next time.
3. "Ghost" has one person (the Ghost) hiding, the others (Ghost hunters) must try to find the Ghost. When a Ghost Hunter does, he shouts "Ghost!" all the others now have to try to make it back to Home without being tagged by the Ghost. The first one back to Home becomes the next Ghost.
4. Ideal for Halloween: "Vampire" is a variant of Ghost where tagged Vampire Hunters become Vampires as well and try to tag other Vampire Hunters. If none get Home the same Vampire goes out again for the next round.