Daily Activity for Kids – Day 32 – Alphabet Hunt Activity
During this COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are home with their children and looking for things to do. This is a daily post to give you ideas of fun things to do. It comes from activities that we implement at our daycare centre using our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum. Since we are closed during this time, we are sharing the activity for you to implement in your own home. Enjoy!
Daily Activity for Kids – Alphabet Hunt Activity
When teaching young children to recognize letters, you can make it fun by turning it into a game. Taking children on an alphabet hunt teachers them new words and letter recognition.
Step 1: The game is simple and you only need paper, a pencil and the items in your house.
Step 2: On separate pieces of paper, write down one letter of the alphabet. A on one, B on another and so on for all the letters.
Step 3: Now find objects in your house that start with the letter on the paper. Depending on the age of the child, you can modify the game. For a toddler, you can point to the object that starts with the letter and ask them to say the word. You can help them with the names of the objects until they begin to say them on their own. This is an easy way to build and improve their vocabulary. For older children you can have them go around the house and collect items that start with that particular letter. It can be a fun scavenger hunt based on the beginning sound of the word. (e.g. find anything that starts with the letter A and bring it back). You can add points to make the game competitive based on how many things they bring back. If beginning sounds are too easy, try using the ending sound.
This daily kids activity incorporates many learning areas based on our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum including: language and literacy and physical activity.