We have all taken alphabet nature walks with our kids looking for things that begin with the letter A (apple tree), B (bird), C (cactus), D (dandelion) etc. We did a little twist on this the last time we went on a walk and we went looking for letters. We didn’t look at signs or license plates but looked at architecture and nature to find things that looked like letters.
This was a little hard at first because you have to think out of the box a little bit but once they got the hang of it, it was super fun. I let each of the kids take pictures of the letters they found.
They love using my good camera so I think this was their favorite part. We had a little lesson on how to take good photos before we started. We practiced centering the letter in the picture and zooming. This activity kept all of my kids ages 10 and under busy for quite awhile. My three year old even loved it. She found a lot of the letter “O”. It was fun doing an activity that they all got into.
Here are some of our favorite letters….
My girls have decided that they want to make an alphabet book with all the letters we have found. We are planning a trip to a historic park soon to see if we can finish our alphabet.
You can also put them together to spell words for signs. If you get the whole alphabet, you can practice writing spelling words and simple sentences. The possibilities are endless!!!
I would love to hear your ideas on what you do with your nature alphabet!!