Mother Dragon and Fiddlebug have a great game that they have been playing for quite a while. The game is a little like hide and seek only the seeker isn't looking for someone, they are looking for something. It’s the same thing every time no matter whose turn it is to seek so no one has to worry about forgetting what they are looking for. The seeker’s turn can last a few minutes or hours, days or weeks. Hints are allowed (and sometimes make the game that much more fun!) if anyone gets stuck. It’s an ongoing game that promises to bring a smile each time the object is found and hidden again. Best of all, you can have more than two players – you just need enough objects to have one for each team. Fiddlebug decided to share the directions this week. The object that he and Mother Dragon take turns hiding is a heart to remind them of how much they love each other and are loved in return. Fiddlebug calls it the Hide-a-Heart Game!
What you need:
One piece of red felt
One marker that will write on felt (glitter glue is a great option too!)
A great imagination!
What you do:
1) Fold the piece of red felt in half.
2) Have your big person help you draw half of a heart shape on the fold so once its cut out you will have a whole heart. You can make it as big as you want. Bigger hearts are easier to find.
3) Your big person can help you cut the heart out if you have trouble.
4) Use the marker to write your name on one side of the heart.
5) Have your big person write their name on the other side of the heart.
6) Decide who will hide the heart first and make sure the seeker doesn't peek to see where it’s hidden!
7) Once the seeker finds the heart it is their turn to hide it. Make sure you tell each other each time the heart is found so you both know whose turn it is!
As the author of Fiddlebug I wanted to add a note of my own this time. I have been playing a version of this game with my oldest son for at least 5 1/2 years. We use a little plastic snake (because I’m not fond of snakes and he thinks it’s funny to keep me looking for one) instead of a felt heart. My son is 19 now and just moved away to go to college. I made sure to hide the snake in his things. He called me laughing when he found it and promised to hide it here when he comes to visit. Now you know why I love this game so much! ~Brittney
Being a homeschooling parent for 13 years and an independent author/illustrator makes a person learn quite a bit about a lot of things. Now it's time to pass it on!