Preposition Hide and Seek
Submitted by: Susanna
Teach your child prepositions by hiding and finding toys.
30 - 60 months
1 - 4 tots
- 1 or more Small fun toys
- 1 Boxes
- 1 Empty cans
- 1 Pouch
- Spread out the box, empty can and pouch on your playing surface and name the items.
- Take the small toy and put it on the box. Say, "Look, the ______ is on the box." Repeat with the pouch and can.
- Put the toy in the box and say, "Look, the _____ is IN the box." Repeat with the pouch and can.
- Do the same with the words UNDER and BEHIND. You can add more prepositions if you like.
- Then tell your child to close their eyes. Distribute the pouch, box and can around the room and place the toy on, in, or under one of the objects.
- Tell your child to open their eyes and ask them, "Where's the toy?" Then act as if you're telling them a secret, "It's under the box!"
- Let your child retrieve the toy. Repeat.
- As your child gets accustomed to the game, use the sofa, tables, bookshelf, etc. to hide the toy under, on, in or behind.
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