Fill an afternoon with this hot and cold hunting game. We've used a PlayTalkRead ball here, but it's just as much fun with a homemade ball. You could try anything from rolled-up socks, to newspaper or play dough.
Good hiding places
Improves coordination and strength
Builds up a word bank
- Hide the ball. Good hiding places are behind a curtain, under a cushion or even under a slide at the park.
- Encourage your wee one to find the ball. Use words like 'cool', 'chilly', 'cold' and 'freezing' when they are far away from it.
- As your wee one gets closer to the ball, use words like 'warm', 'hotter' and 'boiling' until they find it.
- Give them a big cheer when they find it. If you enjoyed playing 'Hot and cold' together why not check out our 30 things to do with a ball list?