ABC Scavenger Hunt

by Jen in books,kids

Last week it was “The Shape of Me and Other Stuff” and this week we wandered into another Dr.Seuss book “Dr. Seuss’s ABC”. You see around here I have been working on getting ready for my brother’s wedding, so I have had to find ways to entertain them inside…even though it is beautiful outside!
Today I asked my eldest daughter to read “Dr. Seuss’s ABC” to her younger sister. This book is filled with tricky tongue twisters…a real challenge for an eight year old. When they were all done reading the book, I gave them their challenge.

ABC Scavenger Hunt – my girls had to go around the house and find a different item for each letter in the alphabet. Now, the twist to this challenge was that the item could not be simple…like “c is for cat” it had to be something Seussical…like “c is for creepy crawling calico cats.” My younger daughter had a camera in her hand, her role was to take a picture of the item…I had a feeling we might not be able to understand what they were referring to. As a team they had to generate a list and a group of photographs.
After searching inside and outside of the house, these were a few of the items they came up with (most items spelled phonetically)…
C – Curly Cucumber

H – Hiking Turtle (they had him hiking up the wall)

L – Loosey Goosey Railing (our front porch railing is broken…waiting to be fixed)

Y – Yelling Sister
This was a fun activity. My girls ran around the house for over an hour. They used their creativity to come up with the words and to compose the photographs. It was fantastic to see my two girls working together; laughing, negotiating, reading and writing together. In fact, this activity inspired my daughter to read another Dr. Seuss book…and to create her own supporting activity…I will share that with you next week.

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raising4princesses August 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm

how fun. This is such a great idea. We’re going to have to try this. I’m having a link party on my blog today and I’d love for you to add this idea if you have the time. Thanks for sharing, Maria
http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

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KitchenCounterChronicles August 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Thanks for stopping by Maria – I linked up!

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Suzanne August 23, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Hey Jen, found you from MBC, I love the name of your blog…that’s exactly where you’ll find me, at my kitchen counter, serving up food to my 3 kids, being crafty, or just doin’ the dishes!

FYI-My fav cousin lives in Toronto too! :)

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andie jaye August 29, 2011 at 3:08 am

what a fun idea! especially since not only were they learning, but they were having sister bonding time, too!

thanks for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party last week!

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KitchenCounterChronicles August 29, 2011 at 8:11 am

Hi Suzanne – the kitchen counter is the heart of the home! Thanks for coming by.

Hey Andie – I love your linky party…thanks for stopping by.

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andie jaye August 30, 2011 at 12:45 am

i just wanted to let you know that i love this sooo much, i’m featuring it at my tip-toe thru tuesday party tomorrow! stop by and pick up a featured button and link up some more :)

also…i’m your newest follower!

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KitchenCounterChronicles August 30, 2011 at 8:39 am

Thanks Andie…I’ll be sure to stop by and grab a button! and follow along!

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Melanie @ bear rabbit bear August 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Love this project and your blog! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated your cute blog for the Versatile Blog Award!!

http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/08/versatile-blogger-leibster-blog-awards.html

Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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JDaniel4's Mom September 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

This really looks like fun! I love all the fun things that they found.

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Victoria ObSEUSSed September 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Very creative and a great way to keep them entertained. I collect Dr. Seuss blog posts and would love you to link any of yours to the collection. http://www.obseussed.com/p/books.html
I’m going to browse around your blog now and follow it. Glad I found you through the Nurture Store.

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KitchenCounterChronicles September 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Great Victoria! I did a few posts with activities based on Dr.Seuss books this summer. I’ll pop by your site and link up!

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