Alphabet Scavenger Hunt- Free Download

Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Michele Tripple

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Boost your kids’ letter recognition and have some fun with our alphabet scavenger hunt! You’ll have so much fun hunting down items for each letter of the alphabet! 

Be sure to grab this free alphabet scavenger hunt printable today and start playing!

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Whenever my kids come to me looking for something to do, or I feel like they are spending way too much time in front of a screen, I love to send them on a scavenger hunt

It’s a great way to get them moving and playing, while exercising their creativity and observation skills at the same time. 

They especially love it when we make it competitive! We often split into teams and time ourselves, or decide on a reward or prize for the winner. 

My family has happy memories of doing our picture scavenger hunt and our camping scavenger hunt, so I know this alphabet scavenger hunt will become a new favorite! 

They’ll love thinking outside of the box as they look for unique and creative items that start with each letter.

 I especially love that it takes very little effort to start playing! All we need is this alphabet scavenger hunt printable and we are ready to go!

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Why Scavenger Hunts for Kids?

Scavenger hunts are perfect for a fun, learning activity at home or in the classroom! They’re a great way to exercise your kids’ problem-solving skills as they look for each item.

Scavenger hunts are a great activity for any age! Young preschoolers, teenagers, and adults can all have fun working and playing together.

When played in teams, they are a great way to practice teamwork and develop a bond between partners!

They are a fun and easy way to pass the time! Your kids will have no excuse for boredom when they are engaged in this entertaining and educational activity!

How To Do An Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

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It’s so easy to start an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt! All you need is our alphabet scavenger hunt printable for each player or team, and you are ready to go!

First, decide whether you will play individually, in pairs, or in teams. Give each person, pair, or team a copy of the Alphabet Scavenger Hunt list. 

Look around your home or classroom for things that start with each letter of the alphabet. You can have each player check off each letter as they find each item, collect the items that they find, take pictures, draw a picture or write it down. The choice is yours!

The first person or team to find all of the items wins! Or, if you have set a time limit, the person or team who has found the most items wins! 

How To Adjust Scavenger Hunts for Different Ages

Some young preschoolers may have a difficult time thinking of things that start with each letter of the alphabet. To help them avoid frustration, pair them with an older sibling or adult. Here are some suggestions to help them along:

  • A: animal, apple, airplane, art
  • B: ball, banana, boots, bike, bed
  • C: car, cookie, cat, coin, cup
  • D: desk, dog, dime, doll, door
  • E: egg, ear, eraser, envelope, eye
  • F: flower, feather, flashlight, fork, flag
  • G: game, gloves, glue, girl, guitar
  • H: hat, hammer, hanger, horse, house
  • I: ice, ice cream, insect, iron
  • J: jewelry, jacket, jelly, jeans, jar
  • K: key, ketchup, knife, knot, kettle
  • L: leaf, lock, lemon, lamp, lightbulb
  • M: magnet, map, mitten, money, milk
  • N: nail, net, nut, notebook, napkin
  • O: orange, onion, outlet, oatmeal, Oreo
  • P: pillow, paper, pencil, plant, puzzle
  • Q: quilt, quarter, queen
  • R: remote, rock, ribbon, rug, rake
  • S: shoe, string, scissors, seed, stamp
  • T: tape, tomato, toy, telephone, tooth
  • U: umbrella, underwear, uniform, unicorn, utensil
  • V: video game, vent, vacuum, vase, vegetable
  • W: water bottle, window, whistle, watch, wheel
  • X: x-ray, xylophone (or box, fox, wax)
  • Y: yarn, yogurt, yard, yoyo, yam
  • Z: zipper, zucchini, 

Your teens may resist participating at first, but a little competition can usually get them in the spirit! 

Challenge them to a race to see who can complete their list first, or offer a prize for the winner. Playing alongside them can offer you a chance to have fun and bond together.

Free Alphabet Scavenger Hunt Printable

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