and her two cubs played games each morning before they went to school.
Some days they would play hopscotch and other days they played
jump-rope, marbles, and tag. Since it was such a lovely spring day, Mama
said, “Why don't we play hide and seek this morning. I'll go and hide
and the two of you have to find me.”
Mama,” said Meg. “You can and hide and then Stan and I will come and
ran off to hide. She saw the shed where she kept her gardening tools and
ran behind it.
and Meg counted to ten and then went to look for Mama. They looked under
the swing and up in the tree. Meg ran around the house and Stan lifted
the doormat. Mama was nowhere to be found.
her, Meg,” Stan said. “She's hiding behind the gardening shed.”
sneak up on her and scare her,” Meg said.
Stan crept around behind the shed and jumped out at their mama. “Boo!”
They both shouted at the same time.
threw her arms in the air. “You two scared me, but you did find me, so
now it is my turn to count while you hide.”
Stan ran around the garden looking for a place to hide. “I've got an
idea,” said Meg. “Let's hide in the flower garden. She'll never find us
there.” They ran and sat in the dirt, surrounded by bright pink, orange
and yellow flowers. “Hee, hee, hee. Mama will never find us.”
counted to ten and then went to look for the cubs. “I wonder where they
are.” She saw them right away in the flowers, but decided to let them
have fun thinking she didn't. “Did they hide under the empty swimming
pool?” Mama lifted it up. “No, they're not under it. Did they hide in my
gardening shed?” She ran and opened the door.
Stan giggled and watched Mama run all over the garden. “She will never
find us,” Meg whispered to her brother.
then Mama jumped out from behind them. “Boo!”
Stan fell on their faces with fright. “You found us, Mama,” Stan said.
hugged them both and then plucked three flowers. She stuck one in each
of their fur. “It's time to go to school now. Come and have some lunch
and then I'll walk you.”
and Meg told all their friends at school how much fun they'd had playing
hide and seek with their mama. They hoped they could play it again