The weather is warming up nicely which means we have been spending plenty of time in the garden. Every week we take part in the A-Z Play at Home series, this is all about simple play and learning ideas inspired by the every day items we have in our homes.
The letter G inspired us to get outside and enjoy the garden with an impromptu ABC letter hunt. This was so simple to set up but kept my children occupied after school for ages.
Garden ABC letter hunt
We used our lovely garden and a set of alphabetical letter we’ve had for a while. They are actually fridge magnets but you could easily use any letter card or similar from games.
First of all I hid all 26 letters around the garden. I placed them around the trampoline, mud kitchen and amongst flower pots. I wanted them to be seen if you stood looking around the garden.
Then my children took it in turns to go and look for the letters. It was a really hot day but they enjoyed being outside on their treasure hunt.
When one of them had found everything I hid the letters again, this time in different places and slightly higher up to make it harder for my 7 year old.
When they had both had a go they decided to hide the letters for each other. I could hear them running through the alphabet to make sure they had found all 26 letters each time so this doubles up as a great way to learn the alphabet!
Other posts inspired by the letter G:
Grocery Store Pretend Play from Teach Me Mommy
Creative Ideas for a Green Color Day with Preschoolers from Bambini Travel
Guess my Number from Adventures and Play
Good Night Gorilla Tip-Toe Activity from Line Upon Line Learning