Who doesn’t love pirates? And who doesn’t love letting kids go on scavenger hunts using magazines? I found this letter recognition idea from Playful Learning In The Early Years and added in a book to give it a literacy tie in.
We call it Going On A Letter Hunt!
The result: some serious fun and learning and fine motor practice!
Start off reading the book Shiver Me Letters A Pirate ABC! The pirates go on a treasure hunt to find the letters of the alphabet. And as we read, every time the pirate says “R” we read it like a pirate! “ARRRRR!” We learn letters and do an interactive read aloud! And it’s a fun pirate kindergarten activity!
After reading, give the students magazines. I actually ripped pages of magazines and gave them a page each. They had to find a letter, cut out the letter and glue it on our letter chart! When they come to the chart they have to tell me the letter and sound!
To make the letter chart I used chart paper and wrote the uppercase and lowercase letters!
The students cut out one letter at a time, say the letter to me and glue the letter on the chart!
Shiver Me Timbers Letter Treasure Hunt
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Pirate Kindergarten Activity: Going On A Letter Hunt was last modified: September 19th, 2021 by Greg Smedley-Warren
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