This fun, at-home Alphabet Scavenger Hunt is a great opportunity for students to engage with spelling practice in a brand new way. The exercise gives them a chance to move and explore while learning, practice writing, understand words in context, and also get a little bit creative. We hope you and your children enjoy trying out this new way to learn letters!
Here are our instructions for the Alphabet Scavenger Hunt:
Begin by having students write down all 26 letters on a piece of paper.
Send students throughout your house to search for objects that begin with the letter of the alphabet. For example, perhaps they choose "table" for the letter "t".
Once they find the object, have the student write down the word next to the letter on the piece of paper.
For younger children, encourage them to use invented spelling - writing all the letters they can hear in the word without adult assistance. For Kindergartners, just finding the objects is enough! They can write a check mark next to the letter or cross them off.
Challenge older students to find multiple objects or write a sentence with the “found” object in it.
An additional idea - you can even use technology as part of your scavenger hunt! For example, if you have a cell phone with emojis, have kids find an emoji for each letter of the alphabet.