This game was based on several open-the-flap books that my children adore. Two of their favorites are Peek-a-Who? By Nina Laden, where they can see themselves on the last page Peek-a-Boo, You! By Roberta Grobel Intrater, which is a lift the flap book with pictures of babies peeking behind various objects.
1. Attach photos of your child(ren) and other family members to a large piece of tag board and label pictures with the person's name
2. Contact paper the whole piece of tag board to the floor, wall, or door.
3. Write "peek-a-" on pieces of construction paper that are cut to cover the photos.
4. Laminate each piece of paper with contact paper and tape one edge onto the tag board, creating a flap.
Play the game with your child. Model how to say "peek-a" and then lift up the flap to uncover the photo. I like to exclaim the person's name with great excitement. Encourage them to work on lifting the flaps on their own and for toddlers, encourage them to say the name of the person they find.
- With infants, play peek-a-boo with a stuffed animal
- With twos and preschoolers, teach them to play hide-and-seek
- Read other lift-the-flap books
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