Posted by: Jacquie Fisher   

Learn Your ABC's on an Architecture Scavenger Hunt

I'm sure you can remember yourself singing the ABC song at some point in your life.  It's one of the most popular and well-known songs {in fact, just my mention probably has it running through your head right now}.

As parents, we devote a lot of time in helping our kids to learn the fundamentals -- ABC's & 123's - that are the building blocks for much of what they learn later in life. This week's Discover & Explore linky will share some great ideas for fun ways to help kids practice their letters and numbers.

 

An ABC Architecture Scavenger Hunt

Let's face it, when the kids are learning something new, it's important to mix up fun ways to teach them.  You don't want to just look at letters and say "That's an A, that's a B..." 

One fun way that we practiced our letters is to search for them in architecture and on structures. 

Not the letters you would see on signs (although we did do ABC hunts with signs) but sort of 'hidden' letters in how things are built.

There's a wonderful book that you can read before you head out on your huntAlphabet City by Stephen Johnson is a fun look at how different buildings and items look like letters.  The photos in this book will really get your wheels turning as you see all the fun examples of where you might hunt for letters.  I've included an affiliate link so you can read  more about the book.

 

We headed out on a walk to the playground and found a handful of letters.

 

 ABC Architecture Scavenger Hunt

I'm sure you can see which letter this is -- it was one of the first ones we spotted at the playground.

 

ABC Architecture Scavenger Hunt

If you have a good eye, you'll find letters in the strangest places.

 

ABC Architecture Scavenger Hunt

Another fairly easy find!

 

ABC Architecture Scavenger Hunt

My husband spotted this one when our daughter went over for a drink.

 

ABC hunts are so much fun for everyone -- one of those great 'I Spy' type of games you can play as a family. 

Have you ever gone on an ABC hunt?

 

Share Your ABC & 123 Ideas

How to you have fun with letters & numbers?  We'd love to see all your amazing ideas -- please link up below and feel free to share more than one!

 

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Comments

 
Guest - Stephanie on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:39

What a great idea! I love how you connected it to the book, too!

What a great idea! I love how you connected it to the book, too!
Guest - Debs on Monday, 26 August 2013 09:25

What fun and great spotting you did! Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots. I am featuring this post on this weeks Tuesday Tots. :)

What fun and great spotting you did! Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots. I am featuring this post on this weeks Tuesday Tots. :)
Guest - Anna @ the Measured Mom on Saturday, 31 August 2013 01:32

Great pictures to go with a fun activity! I love Alphabet City. Thanks so much for sharing at the After School linky!

Great pictures to go with a fun activity! I love Alphabet City. Thanks so much for sharing at the After School linky!
Guest - Ashley on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 02:41

Love this! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

Love this! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!
Guest - Kate_LaughingKidsLearn on Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:30

Fantastic idea. I remember doing something like this as a teacher and it's amazing the letters you find in your own environment. Thanks for sharing this.

Fantastic idea. I remember doing something like this as a teacher and it's amazing the letters you find in your own environment. Thanks for sharing this.
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