What can you hide in your hands? A worm? A daisy? A conker? This is a guessing game that requires you to ask questions. This is great way to engage one or more children by taking it in turns to think of a question in order to work out what someone is hiding in their hands.

Step 1

Go for a walk in your local outdoor space. Decide who will hide an object in their hands first. They pick up the object secretly and close their hands around it.

Step 2

Ask the children to use questions to find out what it is, for example, Is it smooth? Is it green? Is it slimy?

Step 3

The person who guesses correctly now has their chance to hide an object in their hands.

What you need

Your hands and a selection of small natural objects that fit inside your closed hands.


Why not limit the number of questions they can ask or set a time limit for working it out.

Did you know?

Squirrels and jays like to hide acorns in the ground during the autumn so that they have food to eat in winter. They can find their buried acorns even underneath the snow.

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This is a really fun activity, and can be used on any walk, in the park or anywhere.

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