We modified the 'hot/cold' game I used to play as a child. We took it in turns to hide 3 farm animal toys. The 'seeker' then choose one animal at a time - by selecting a card (we were lucky to have matching toy animals and cards). The 'seeker' then searched for the hidden animal. The 'hider' aided the search by making that animals sound (i.e. moo for cow)- getting louder as the 'seeker' gets nearer the hidden animal.
Look who we found.
Many reception teachers report that children entering school do not have good listening skills. This game offers a great opportunity to practice whilst having fun! It also gave us an added bonus to practice using positional language (e.g. next to the wheel, under the stool, on the bricks etc).