One of my goals right now is to show parents simple ways to teach their children at home. This letter hunt is Thursday’s activity in my Lunch Break Learning weekly preschool plan. Every day I give parents a simple activity that uses what they probably have on hand to help their children develop and practice skills in different areas of learning. This letter hunt activity helps to build letter recognition and can easily be adjusted for different abilities.
How To Hunt For Letters In A Book
Gather your materials. You will need some paper ( I used scrap), some markers or pencil, and a book.
Start by writing out the letters. You can do either upper or lowercase, but remember most letters in print are lowercase.
Time to ask your helper to help.
Open the book and find the letters!
You can go in alphabetic order, or as you see the letters in the book, there is no wrong way to do this. Please do name the letters as you find them.
Want to make hunting for letters easier?
* Look only for your child’s first initial if they are brand new to letters
* Look for 5-10 letters and then read the book together
Want to make this letter hunt harder?
* Write out the alphabet in uppercase and look for the corresponding lowercase letters.
*Look for sight words instead of letters. Find sight words to look for here.
Want to know more about the book I am using for this letter recognition activity? It’s one of my favorites!
Lola Gets A Cat by Anna McQuinn When this book arrived at my door, my then 6-year-old declared it as her new favorite Lola book. “It’s the best one yet!” I am not sure if it’s because she, too, loves cats and desperately wants one. Or if she liked the step by step process of researching, meeting, and bringing a cat home. Either way, this is a beautiful book for any family thinking about getting a cat or any pet. It really helps explain the process and what to expect.
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