Our Playful Preschool Series focus of outdoor fun is coming to an end. The theme this week is ropes. We are sharing alphabet activities that will get the kids moving and learning.
Outdoor Letter Game
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Why We Chose This Activity
It’s the everyday objects in life that my kids seem to have the most fun with each day. We have explored activities with chalk, sticks and water. My kids can think of some amazing things to do with rope!
They love to tie rope to items and drag them across the house or yard. So, laying in bed the other night, I came up with this outdoor activity we could do to help my kids with letter identification.
Materials needed: rope, basket with holes, alphabet letters (foam, fabric, or magnetic letters), index cards, marker
1. Tie the rope to the basket.
2. Spread the alphabet letters on the lawn.
3. Create a “load list” on each index card. Write 2-6 letters on each card.
Time to Play
Tell your child that you need him or her to pick up a load. Hand the “load list” to your child.
Your child needs to drag the basket to the letter lot and find the appropriate letters on the list. Add them to the basket and pull them back to the designated place.
Play over and over again!
Variation: Write a word on the card and have your child collect those letters. When the load is delivered, have your child arrange the letters in the correct order to spell the word.
See more #playfulpreschool ideas for rope learning below.
Rope Balance Game for Kids by Capri + 3
Jumping Rope and Skip Counting to the Beat by Tiny Tots Adventures
Outdoor Number Sorting Game for Preschool! by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
Preschool Number Games: Rope and Shell Connect-the-Dots by Fun-A-Day
Craft Rope Ornaments for Kids by The Educators’ Spin On It
Love the idea of a load list for this. I am looking forward to trying this.
Mary Catherine says
What a fun and active way to learn about letters!!!
Meredith @ Homegrown Friends says
Adore this Jodie! Pinned and scheduled to share!
Jodie Rodriguez says
Thank you Meredith. We had a lot of fun this one!
Ok, my son would totally love this and I love that it is so easy to set up and play while we are outside! Great idea, Jodie!
This is a great activity. Our kids would love it.
Ooh, will be trying this soon. My son needs work with letters and he loves pulling. Ordering some letters now.