Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Outdoor ABC Hunt

This morning we spent a bit of time outside looking for a missing alphabet.
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I saw this idea at Fantastic and Fun Learning and adapted it to work for our centre.  I hid magnetic letters, A-Z, around our playground before we went outside.
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The children were to quick to run around the play structure searching and
                                        finding letters.
      As they found letters they added them to our alphabet line. 
        Matching the letters then running back to look for more.
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The activity provided an opportunity to introduce letters and to reinforce
                        letters in each child’s name.
Another benefit of printing the letters on the ground for the children
         to match was to make sure we found all the letters.


  1. WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!! Thank you so much for posting it!
    I think this would work for so many concepts: kids could search for objects that start with a certain sound, ignoring the ones that don't start with it, etc. They could search for numbers, and then lay them down in order. What else could they search for? I also love that it is outside.
    Heidi Butkus

    1. Thanks Heidi
      I've been thinking of looking for little pumpkins with different facial expressions to hide and match.