Make alphabet practice fun with a letter hunt in the snow!
We don’t get real snow at our house so we played with letters in Insta-Snow. This is a fun one to set up indoors no matter where you live and what time of year it is–the sensory experience of the Insta-Snow gets kids excited about learning.
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Snow Letter Hunt
- plastic letters (we used our magnet ones)
Make the Insta-Snow according to the instructions and dump into a plastic bin. Throw in some plastic letters and shake the bin so all of the letters are covered by the snow. Set out the shovels and invite the kids over to dig!
The kids can “shovel” the snow and dig up the letters. When they find one the kids can identify it, say the sound, or think of a word that starts with the letter.
If you have two bins the kids can shovel the snow out of one and into another and then sort the letters that are left. You can even have them go and find an object that starts with each letter to keep the letter hunt going.
Getting out of your seat and moving around makes learning more fun!
We are big fans of active learning at our house–it’s a great way to keep kids engaged.
The other Move and Learn co-hosts were busy putting together Move and Learn Activities for kids this week too, make sure to check them out!
Other Ways to Move & Learn this week:
- Christmas Color Sort from The Pleasantest Thing
- Decorate the Tree with ABCs from Hands on : as we grow
- Alphabet Target Practice at Toddler Approved
- Check out all our Move & Learn activities
- Lots of ideas on our Pinterest board!
I’ve done this with other materials and I copy off a half sheet of paper that has the letters on it and leave the paper and highlighters in a bin near the sensory table. Children can highlight the letters they find and then take the paper home. Love the insta-snow idea!
Megan Sheakoski says
Oh that is so smart! I’m going to do that too! Thank you!!!