We all know how this one goes so get silly and play. Work on counting, being quiet, object permanence (for wee ones), and belly laughing.
For Younger Kids
Instead of hiding people, hide a toy, count, and look for it together.
For Older Kids
Even if your kids can play this alone, they'll have more fun if you play. Hide in really hard spots so they'll have good places to go next time their friends are over.
**This is an excellent time to remind children that they should NEVER hide in the fridge, freezer, storage tubs, cooler chests, or any other place that could lead to suffocation**