Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

My 4 year old son is learning his letters but he hates anything that might seem like learning so I am constantly hunting for new ideas to make learning fun and coming up with a few of my own. We've been working on letter recognition so to make it fun I decided to have a scavenger hunt.

I googled printable letters and found theseI printed two sets of the letters we were reviewing.

Next I colored and cut out one set of letters. Next, I hid each letter outside in our yard, mostly in plain site using tape. Don't make the letters too hard to find. If they are too hard to find your child may give up or become frustrated. Give your child clues by saying "your hot" or "your cold". 

When your child finds a letter have him tape it to the second sheet. This gives your child a visual of what letters he needs to find and what each letter looks like. 

If your child is having a hard time, help him. Helping is always okay. When your child is comfortable with the letters he won't need or want your help. I used this activity to reinforce the letters he has already learned.

Once your child has found all the letters the hunt is over and your sheet should look like this.

Don't let the learning stop there, get creative. Place a letter on an item that starts with the same letter. For example, place the letter a on an apple. 
Remember: You're your child's first teacher. 

Teach Mommas,

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