I wanted to take the boys for a walk since it was so nice out, but I know how difficult transitions can be for J, especially in the afternoon when he is starting to get tired. So I thought it would be fun to do an alphabet activity outside. Just a day or two previous to doing our Alphabet Scavenger Hunt, I had stumbled across this post about a letter walk, which used a paper plate as the "scorecard." I knew that it would be an excellent way to help transition J to go outside, so I quickly gathered the supplies.
- Paper plate
|The paper plate "scorecard"|
I told J that we would be going for an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt outside and showed him the paper plate. He was so excited about it that (surprisingly) he didn't put up a fight to get his boots and coat on. While walking around the neighborhood, I told him to watch out for letters and if he found one, to bend the letter back on the plate.
|J marking off the letters that he found.|
|Happy to be hunting for letters.|
|Taking time to splash in some puddles.|
The Alphabet Scavenger Hunt was a huge success! It was an absolutely perfect way to get outside for a walk on a beautiful day and, of course, I always love an activity that combines learning with some exercise and fresh air.