March 19, 2012

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

A couple of weeks ago I had my nephew over and I was trying to come up with some fun activities for them to do outside.  I think it's really important to get some fresh air, but sometimes it can be hard to think of things to do outside before the weather's actually nice.  

So, I made up a little scavenger hunt for them.  This is super easy to do and it kept them busy and happy for a while. I drew the whole alphabet on the cement with chalk.  

Then I asked them to find something in the yard that started with that letter.  They had to put what they found on that letter to help them keep track.  Dirt for "D."

Ball for "B."

Snow for "S."

It was a good activity to do as a team and my nephew is a bit older than Rex, so he could help him out as well.  They also got really excited about the fact that they could walk on the snow.  (You know when it gets iced over and you don't sink through anymore when you step on it?)  Seriously cool stuff.

Now, there were some letters that we couldn't find objects for.  So, for the unfinished letters we tried to think of something that started with that letter and we pretended to be whatever that was.  So we stood on "Q" and quacked like a duck.  It was silly, but they loved it.

You could also yell out a word and have them run to the letter is starts with.  In this picture they wanted to stand on the first letter of their names.

Now it's your turn.  Do you have any activities or games that help get your kids out of the house?  Obviously there's bike riding and walks, but I'd love to hear about any other things you do with your kids outside.  We need some ideas.  Feel free to leave a link or an idea in the comment section.

Thanks for dropping in.


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