With George learning letters and actually retaining them now, we’re all about letters in this house. And Henry is a master at teaching them (just not with this activity… ek!). The kids went on a letter scavenger hunt and then matched them to their cool new tree house wall decal!
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Our tree house wall decals came with one large tree, so I took care of putting that on the wall with the help of my husband.
But there’s also some extras that George got to help add, like the clouds, sun, birds, and extra flowers and such.
It doesn’t matter where they get stuck, because they’re completely removable (and can be put back to store away too).
As we were putting it all up, George started noticing all the hidden letters. And then he was on a hunt to find them all.
Henry did the same when he got back from school.
Using the Tree House Wall Decal for a Letter Scavenger Hunt!
I set up a scavenger hunt in the house with sticky notes that had all the letters A-Z as well as the numbers 1-10 on them for the boys to find and then match up on the tree house.
We’ve done a similar letter and number scavenger hunt in the past using paper to match the letters to.
Since this scavenger hunt was more about matching the letters onto the tree house, I didn’t hide the sticky notes too much at all. But still spread them around to make it a fun game for the kids.
The boys went on their hunt to find a letter on a sticky note and came back to see where it was on the tree house.
That went good for about 3 letters… and then the boys had a meltdown… because Henry wanted to do it all by himself. But George wanted to try too! So we took a break….
George ended up leaving with Dad for a bit, so Henry had a chance to search for the letters himself. Sometimes it just works better that way…
Even though Henry does know his letters, the challenge was in finding them on the tree house. I wasn’t about to give him hints or help him out either. It was a great way to challenge him in a different way.
Since Henry already knows all his letters, this could have been changed up to make it more difficult by putting sight words on the sticky notes and he’d match them up to the beginning letter. But the plan was to make this easy for George… it just didn’t work out that he got to finish the scavenger hunt.
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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Wallzical, all text and opinions are my own.