10 Seconds - Hide and Seek | Outlearn Activity Guide

‘10 seconds - hide and seek’ is a brilliant indoor/outdoor activity suitable for young children of all abilities. The aim of 10 seconds - hide and seek is to find all the hiders but only in a short time period.  This allows children to better understand nature, their environment, and how follow the rules of a game.


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This game is the standard hide and seek game but you only have ten seconds to try and find everyone. Ask everyone to hide then the game begins. You might even have a person count out loud.

You can change the time depending on peoples ability or the size of the hiding area.

Safety Tips

Make sure they understand the risks of running around in a small area.