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Monday, August 11, 2014

Alphabet Hunt

Let's go on an Alphabet Hunt! What you need is a magnifying glass and some books. If you don't have a magnifying glass, you can use a ring from the lid of a mason jar. I recommend one of the following (LMNO Peas for developmentally younger kiddos and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus for the older Kiddos):

Written and Illustrated by Keith Baker
Beach Lane Books, 2010

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Written and Illustrated by Mo Williams
Hyperion Press, 2003
Decide what letter you want to look for. You can even have a 'match card' where you write down the letter to look for. For older kids it'd be a great way to teach correspondence between lowercase and uppercase letters. Search for the letter on each page. For younger kids it may be a hunt all over the page, for older kids, follow the sentences as if reading. For our kids that are really ready for it, add a simple word to that word card, like 'the'.

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