Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Alphabet Treasure Hunt

My kids love playing peek-a-boo, so I'm already seeing plenty of games of hide and seek in our future. I started thinking that we can (and should) take the things that our kids love to do already and use them to make learning more fun. If your kids are old enough, try this: Get magnetic alphabet letters for the refrigerator and hide them around the house (use one room for little kids, the whole house for older kids). Give them some time to race around to find the letters and bring them back to the refrigerator. Help them identify the letters and put them in ABC order. If any letters are still missing, help them figure out which ones are missing by singing the alphabet song. What are some other ideas for teaching kids their letters (and numbers)? As an added incentive to contribute your ideas, you'll get another entry in my blog giveaway for commenting!! If you haven't entered yet, see the post below for all the contest details!

3 comments:

Blogless A.R. said...

As I read this, I thought it would be a great idea to hide the letters (as many as possible) near/under/around items that start with the same letter. The "c" would be under a couch cushion (double points in Scattegories!), the "b" under a bed, "t" on the table...

Poor "x" and "z" get the raw end of the deal, but maybe tucked in an alphabet book in the "z" section? :-)

~Autumn

Beth said...

what a great idea! then you could even give clues if they are having a hard time finding them (and it would be easier for you to remember where you put everything!)

suzannah said...

we taught dylan to spell her name, and we're working on the alphabet. she has a magnetic chalkboard with wooden letters/numbers, and we also have a small cookie tin that we painted with chalkboard paint and decorated as a MOPS craft once, and she likes to play around with those.

she's still young for actually identifying most letters properly, but she likes to "spell" whenever she notices letters on a hoodie, store, or magazine.