Use this simple printable to play a fun hide and seek game with little ones and practise numbers! Using blu-tac, stick the fish under one of the penguins and have the children try to guess which number penguin it's hiding under. Is it under number 1? Lift up the flap to see if they're right! Not there? Keep guessing! Once they've found the fish, you can move it under a different penguin and play the game as many times as you like.
This printable is a simple, fun way for little kids to practise identifying and saying number words, but you could colour the penguin hats and scarves differently if you wanted to practise colours vocabulary. I've also given you two styles to choose from: 4 flaps or 5 flaps!
Once you've played the game with your kids, they can make one for themselves. Both styles are really easy to construct and they'll love hiding the fish under the flaps.
You can also tie this game in with winter themes, or polar animal units. We've got more PENGUIN related resources that you can use together with this printable. See the end of the post for more!
How to use the Hide and Seek Penguin Printable:
- Choose your preferred style: Style 1 makes 5 flaps, Style 2 makes 4 flaps.
- For best results, print on white card. You can use normal printer paper, but it might be possible to see the fish under the flaps through the paper.
- Children colour the penguins, cut along the solid black lines and fold along the dotted lines. Make sure they fold so that the penguins are on the outside!
- Print the fish, cut out and put some blu-tack on the back. Give each child one to stick under the penguins and have fun playing hide and seek!