Baby Safari

A classic game of hide-and-seek turned into a fun jungle safari! 

Set up

Hide toys and other objects under a blanket in an open space. Place baby on the floor near the blanket.

How to play
Step 1
  • Hide objects under the blanket and place baby on the floor near the blanket – speaking to them about the “safari adventure” you’re going on
Step 2
  • Encourage your baby to inspect what is under the blanket. Do this by catching the baby’s attention and then peeking under the blanket
  • You may find a toy elephant, and show the baby, celebrating the ‘treasure’ find
Step 3
  • Encourage baby to do the same
Make it easier
  • Have toys within arms reach under the blanket
Make it harder
  • Have blanket further away, so children must crawl or walk to the blanket
Activity information
Age: 0-12 months, 1-2 years
Equipment: Soft toys
Duration: 5 minutes
Skill focus
Explore these skills for teaching tips
Physical literacy tips
  • Hide baby’s favourite toys
  • Hide a variety of toys