The objective of Sardines is for a group of seekers to find a single person who is hiding.
In short, this fun game is the opposite of Hide-N-Seek…
Normally everyone hides and one person goes out to look for them. In this case ONE person hides and everyone looks for that ONE person!
The kids are all released to search for the ONE person. When they find that person they hide with them, becoming quiet and slowly all the “seekers” begin to disappear until one kid is looking for a large group of people!
You want to tell the kids that they are looking for the person on their own, not as a group and that the person can be anywhere (giving them their boundaries) and that they should all go in different directions.
Usually the last one to join the “hiding” group becomes the ONE to hide next time.
Also known as Seek and Hide.