What We See

Age

3-6

Duration

30-60 minutes

Stuff

Household material

People

1+

About this activity

Turn your house into one big scavenger hunt! This activity is great fun and will help boost your physical, creative and cognitive skills.

Required material
  • Paper and pens.

Instructions

1

First, everyone needs to write down the letters of the alphabet. That’s one letter per piece of paper.

2

Once that's done, turn the pieces of paper face down so you can't see the letters.

3

Now turn one of them over and try and find objects in your house that starts with the letter you've just revealed.

4

Once you've got the object, put it on or next to the letter.

5

Then flip another piece of paper over and go hunting again! When you've used all the letters, have a well-earned break!

How was this activity?

Too easy?

Once all the objects have been found, you could play a memory game. Turn the pieces of paper back over, mix them up and then try to remember which card matched which object.

Too hard?

Children can search for objects that include the letter on the paper, rather than those with the same first letter. If children can't find an object to match a letter, use a dictionary to help them discover one they might not have thought of.

Advice for grown-ups