Kids Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

Ages: 3 - 7

Gender: Male and/or Female

Just about everyone over the age of three knows the alphabet song…and your participants will be singing along as they look for items beginning with each letter! Some items are simple, but watch out for the tricky letters “X”, “Q”, and “V”! Each participant or team will have to find an item to represent each letter of the alphabet and place it in their team “base”. First team to collect an item for each letter wins!

Ideal timing & location:Any day, and any location where participants will have access to a variety of items.  A neighborhood is probably a better location than an open field, as there won’t be as many possibilities!

Ages:Great for all ages. Participants can compete individually or you can form team—just be sure your teams are evenly divided, and include all ages and skill levels.

Advanced prep:

Make a list for each team, and provide them with something to use as a base—a hula-hoop or a box work well.

Decide on a prize for the winning team—it can be something token that you purchase, a silly trophy from a garage sale, or something alphabet related, like a game of scrabble or good quality magnetic letters.

Just before the hunt:

No items matching your keywords were found.

Print out a letter list for each team, so they can mark off each letter as they find a suitable item

Decide in advance how much flexibility you need—will you allow photographs or images, drawings, or do you require a concrete, physical item for each letter?

Ready, Set, Go:

  • Explain the ground rules and any safety rules/boundaries to the teams
  • Set a time limit for completion
  • Pass out the list set the participants loose!

Suggested items for each letter: Your participants items will vary, but have these on hand in case anyone gets stuck on a letter!

To win:

Be the first player or team to have a base filled up with one item for each letter.

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