Playing “Secrets” was my favorite game growing up. My friends and I could play this creative, imaginative game for hours. Playing “Secrets” encourages independent outdoor play. All you need for Playing “Secrets” is something clear, like a piece of clear plastic or maybe a piece of glass ( for older girls,) or a piece of plastic wrap.
Then, encourage the kids to find flowers, petals, colorful rocks: anything pretty. Non-natural things, like small toys work, too. Dig a small hole outside. Put the pretty stuff into a picture-like arrangement, about one inch square. Then, cover the picture with your clear plastic piece. Finally, put dirt over it. Carefully, using a finger or two, dig right where the center of the “secret” is in order to reveal the pretty picture inside the dirt.
It’s really fun to put many secrets all over the yard and ask other playmates to find them.