This is one of Little Dude’s favorite activities right now (at 2 years-old). He gets to run around and hunt for something while learning the concepts of closer and farther. (I thought about using “hot” and “cold”, but it seemed more useful to use real concepts.)
To do this activity…
Pick a small toy or stuffed animal and explain that you are going to hide it. The trick is to hide it without them watching. Then, have them find it. As they get farther, make your voice quieter as you say, “Farther…farther…farther”. As they get closer, speak louder as you say, “Closer…CLOSER…CLOSER!!!”.
Your volume will give them clues as they learn the concepts of closer and farther.