This is a fun activity that can be done either indoors or out. All you need is a digital camera and some creative thinking!
Here’s what you do:
With your camera in hand, start searching for the letter “A” in your surroundings. Don’t look for objects that start with an “A”, but the actual letter itself. Where will you find it? Maybe you’ll see it in the outline of an orange juice carton, or maybe in the way some books are arranged on a shelf. You can look for either a capital or lower case letter. When you find the “A”, take a photo of it.
Once you find an “A”, start looking for a “B”. This one may be a little harder to find. If you can’t find one within your home, head outdoors! Sometimes tree branches grow in directions that can look like letters; you may also find a letter in the leaves of a bush or the way flower petals are arranged. Sometimes you can find letters in ornamental decorations on the outside of the house. When you find a “B”, take another picture.
Continue searching for letters until you’ve made it all the way through the alphabet. You can then have the pictures printed at the store, or you can just print them from your computer. Either way, you have a great collection of photographs. You can put them in a book as a record of the scavenger hunt, or you can use them to spell words and phrases to decorate your room or give to a friend.
Some ways to vary the hunt:
- On a nice day, visit a zoo, a park, or go downtown, and search for letters there.
- Instead of looking for the whole alphabet, search for just the letters of your name.
- Print the pictures in black and white instead of color.
Most of all – have fun!
Photo by joannapoe