Alphabet Games: Alphabet Hide and Seek

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I am about to set off on a teach-my-four-year-old-the-alphabet journey. We are all over numbers, but the alphabet thing just hasn't clicked for Little Miss Four.

Now, I'm definitely not one of those mums who wants their kids to be reading novels by the time they start preschool, but I am one of those mums who likes to spend some of the day playing games with the kids. So why not make some of those games about learning as well as fun? 

Well, that's what I think anyway!

So...

I did some googling to find out what kind of games you can play to learn the alphabet, and there are so many you could play a different game every day of the year and never play the same one twice!

But I wanted a game that incorporated my four-year-old's love of finding and collecting things, so I invented...

ALPHABET HIDE AND SEEK

What you need:

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  1. Two copies of this CAPITAL LETTERS worksheet
  2. Two copies of this LOWERCASE LETTERS worksheet
  3. Scissors
  4. A laminator (optional).

What to do:

  1. Keep one worksheet whole and cut out the letters of its copy.
  2. Laminate the pieces and worksheet (if you want to).
  3. Give the kids the worksheet and hide the pieces around the house/a room/outside.
  4. Get the kids to find one letter at a time and then come back and match it to worksheet.
  5. Make it more fun by adding a time limit.
  6. Make it even more fun by colour coding the worksheets and corresponding pieces and getting two (or more) kids to compete to finish their worksheet first.

Little Miss Four loved this game. We still have a fair way to go before she can identify her letters, but we sure are going to have a lot of fun on the journey to learning them!

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Do you like to play learning games with your kids? I'd love to hear your favourites!