- Hide and Seek by Susanna Gretz.
- Peek-a-Boo! by Janet Ahlberg.
- Peek-a-Boo! by Janet Ormerod.
- Peek-a-Who? by Nina Laden.
- Hide and Seek by Jez Alborough.
- Hide and Seek by Brenda Shannon Yee.
- Peek-a-boo Bugs by David Carter.
- Where Did Bunny Go? by Nancy Tafuri.
Cut shapes of circles, triangles, and squares out of poster board. Attach the shapes to the bulletin board with favorite book characters underneath and create a “Peek-a-Boo” bulletin board. If possible, laminate to reinforce it.
“Beehive” from Ring A Ring O’Roses by Flint Public Library.
I see you,
Hiding behind your hands.
“Teeny Tiny Ghost” by Lillian Moore in Ghost Poems edited by Daisy Wallace.
Pop Goes the Weasel
All around the cobbler’s bench
The monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey thought ‘twas all in fun.
Pop! Goes the weasel.
A penny for a spool of thread,
A penny for a needle,
That’s the way the money goes.
Pop! Goes the weasel.
Use Folkmanis Peek-a-boo bunny/monkey puppets or other puppets to introduce stories/books.
Teeny Tiny Ghost
Cut out a door and second floor window in a haunted house made from black poster board. Make a finger puppet of a ghost from white felt and draw a face on it. Tell a Peek-a-BOO! story with the Lillian Moore poem, “Teeny Tiny Ghost”.
Peek-A-Boo Play Cube
Create a simple peek-a-boo story/activity using the interactive Bunny or Monkey Peek-a-boo Play Cube from Folkmanis Puppets. For example, “Where is bunny?” “Is he here?” “What do bunnies eat?” “Let’s find his carrot! Is it here?” Or, create your own Peek-a-boo Cube from a box by cutting flaps to hide the bunny puppet and carrots.
- “Sleepy Mr. Sun” in Storytelling with the Flannel Board Book Two by Paul S. Anderson.
- “Pop Goes the Weasel” in The Flannel Board Storytelling Book, 2nd Edition by Judy Sierra.
- “Two Little Bluebirds” in The Flannel Board Storytelling Book, 2nd Edition by Judy Sierra.
Pre-cut eggs and chicks from construction paper using the patterns. Children glue a chick to the inside of an egg to create a peek-a-boo egg. If a child attaches chick to the outside of egg, just refold it to create the peek-a-boo egg.
(Adapted from Games to Play With Toddlers by Jackie Silberg)
- Old magazines or catalogs
- 8” x 12” Construction paper
- 3-Hole punch
- Small binder rings
In advance, cut out large pictures of familiar objects from magazines. Children glue one or two pictures to each side of the construction paper. An adult then 3-hole punches the construction paper with pictures and a blank piece of construction paper. Children thread the yarn through the holes and tie it to attach the pages together. An adult cuts the page without any pictures into three horizontal strips. This is the beginning of a peek-a-boo book. Additional pages may be added as time permits. Children look at the completed peek-a-boo page book by turning one strip at a time to reveal more of the picture.
- Games To Play With Toddlers by Jackie Silberg.
- Ghost Poems by Daisy Wallace.
- Ring A Ring O’Roses by Flint Public Library.
- Storytelling with the Flannel Board Book Two by Paul S. Anderson.
- The Flannel Board Storytelling Book, 2nd Edition by Judy Sierra.