30 July 2011

Wild Alphabet Hunt!

My son is obsessed with letters. While I was perusing party ideas on pintrest. I found this great idea.
I already had another activity in mind in which I needed the outline of letters, so I cut them out quick.

Too high mommie!
I taped the letters around the yard while my Hubby was still home, so Hunter would be completely surprised.
I even made a piece of paper with the lower case letters on it for Hunter to cross them off as he found the letters. Hunter tossed the cumbersome clipboard aside and chased those wild letters down!

I thought it was absolutely hilarious how excited he would get each time he found a letter. 

He would trace the letter with his finger and shout the name.

I had to chase him around while dragging Lorelei along. He was all top speed afraid that the letters might escape him if he moved too slowly. 

He begged to continue the game. Since it was already 100 we went around rounded up those rowdy letters and hid them again inside. 

He would go close his eyes in his room while I laid them around the house and he would come running out with glee looking for the letters.

Tracing each letter with his finger
It so totally rocks when your kids appreciate something you do! Not all projects and ideas lead to positive results. Course my children are pretty amazing, so it is worth every minute of it. (Course easy to say as they are both napping as I write this. hehe)

I have a feeling we are going to play this game many more times! I  am going to use it for a party as well. Course for the party it will be all pretty and all that awesomeness. 

 Remember don't throw away the surrounding paper of the letters. I have a fun game to use them with!
Gee should we continue inside
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The Humbled Homemaker said...

This is SUCH a great idea!! I'm going to have to share this once my girl knows her letters! Thanks for sharing!!

Brad said...

I love his shoes. I want a pair like that.


Crafty Housewife said...

I love this, it looks like so much fun!

Mercedes said...

Thank you all! I hope you all have fun with it! Dad you know you got yours to copy Hunter. He is such a trend setter!

Angee said...

What a great idea. My little one would love this. Thanks

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my goodness... how cute & FUN is that! Making learning FUN is one way to make it stick in the memory too! What a great mom!

Mercedes said...

Why thank you all. I love the great mom compliment. Just made my head grow a size. : )
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Charity Barber said...

Mercedes, you always have such great ideas. You are such a talented mom! They will always remember all the love you have poured into them. Great idea!

Lisa said...

This is a great idea! I may have to do this with Chloe sometime!

Chelley N said...

I love this idea! You always do such great activities with your kiddos!

a happy wanderer said...

great idea! i'm really loving scavenger hunt activities... they're so engaging... and one with letters sounds awesome! thanks for sharing :)

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

another fun idea! :) hope to see you share some of this fun on the linky!


Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

Fabulous idea! I'll have to try this with my 4yr old. He will love it!