How can a Virtual Scavenger Hunt Teach Reading?

Scavenger hunts get kids involved to run and find something based on a specific description. Increasing vocabulary is a huge part of getting young kids engaged in pre-literacy skills. But when you add in the requirement to find something that begins with a letter sound, kids start to pay more attention to the sounds in words and recognize that letters form words.

In this video kids are encouraged to go and find an item that begins with the letter sounds of R - A - T. After they find three things they learn that those three letters spell a word! They play the game twice as the next three sounds spell the word F-A-T.

And a bonus is that the kids learn that RAT and FAT rhyme adding in the extra attention to notice sounds which are predictors in reading success.

This video is made for kids to play along so just click play and watch them learn!

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This is a REALLY FUN game for kids ages 5-10 to learn new vocabulary where the kids use describing words to match with a noun. They learn adjectives and adverbs without realizing it! Get it early to let them play in the scavenger hunt and have it for years to come.

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