Peek a boo!

Playing Peek a boo at home

Materials Required

  • Scarves
  • Small pieces of material
  • Cushion or mat to sit on

Play experience profile

Play Experience Preparation

Find a comfortable place to sit with your child.

Experience Steps

  1. Show your child the scarf or piece of material.
  2. Let your child feel the scarf of piece of material.
  3. Place the scarf over your own face and encourage the child to pull it off.
  4. Say "Peek a boo" when your face is uncovered.
  5. Encourage your child to keep repeating this action.

What to talk about, or questions to ask during the experience

  • Peek a boo, Peek a boo, where are you?
  • Boo
  • There you are
  • Here I am!!
  • Eyes, ears, mouth and nose

Build on this...

  • Hiding objects under the scarf and playing peek a boo with the object.
  • Peek a boo with a teddy bear or doll.

WHO guidelines for physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Provide evidence-based public health recommendations for children, adolescents and adults on physical activity. Learn more

This is a quiet and calm activity, remember to include some physical activity into your routine.

EYLF Outcomes

The Early Years Learning Framework has been designed for use by early childhood educators working in partnership with families, children’s first and most influential educators. View PDF

  1. Children feel safe, secure, and supported
  2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
  3. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

EYLF Principle

Principle 1: Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships. Through a widening network of secure relationships, children develop confidence and feel respected and valued.

EYLF Practice

Practice: Learning through play. Play can expand children’s thinking and enhance their desire to know and to learn. In these ways play can promote positive dispositions towards learning. Children’s immersion in their play illustrates how play enables them to simply enjoy being.


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