Word Hunt

Build pre-reading skills with this scavenger hunt.



What you need:

  • list of words
  • magazines, newspapers (optional)

What to do:

  1. Make a list of words you are likely to see on signs as you drive in the car (gas, stop, exit, etc.). Review the list with your child.
  2. Challenge your child to cross all the words off the list by the time you reach your destination.
  3. Try creating similar lists for words your child is likely to encounter in the grocery store, in the garage, in her bedroom, and so forth.
  4. For more advanced readers, create a list of more difficult words. This could even include spelling or vocabulary words from school.
  5. For these words (or even simpler words), provide your child with a newspaper or magazine to use in her search. For an extra challenge, set a time limit on her search. How many can she find?
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