Books to Share

  • Hide and Seek by Susanna Gretz.
  • Peek-a-Boo! by Janet Ahlberg.
  • Peek-a-Boo! by Janet Ormerod.
  • Peek-a-Who? by Nina Laden.

Books to Show and Booktalk

  • 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.

Bulletin Board

Peek-a-Boo Shapes

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.

Finger Puppets

Use Folkmanis Peek-a-boo bunny/monkey puppets or other puppets to introduce stories/books.

Finger Puppet Stories

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”.

Puppet Stories

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.

Flannel Board Stories

  • “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.


Peek-a-Boo Egg


  • Construction paper
  • Chick and egg patterns
  • Glue stick


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.

Adult/Child Activity Craft

Peek-a-Boo Page

(Adapted from Games to Play With Toddlers by Jackie Silberg)


  • Old magazines or catalogs
  • 8” x 12” Construction paper
  • 3-Hole punch
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • 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.

Web Site

Folkmanis Puppets

Professional Resources

  • 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.


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