With a preschooler, sometimes you just need to get them moving.
So, I decided to sneak a little learning in with our moving and created a simple outdoor abc game.
This Driveway ABC Game is easy. It’s fun. And, it’s a great way to review the alphabet.
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Large dice (can be played with small dice if that’s all you have)
Large stretch of concrete. You can use a driveway or a sidewalk.
Set-up and play your outdoor ABC game
I drew a long, winding path on our driveway and divided it up into sections.
I then wrote one letter in each section.
When it was time to play, my preschooler threw our giant die and moved that many spaces.
When she stopped, she had to say each letter she stepped on out loud.
The concept was easy and she had a blast. We played it again and again. Not only was she reviewing her letter, but she was running all over the place chasing the die.
When I drew our game, I wrote the letters in alphabetical order ending at “k”. I didn’t make a very long game board. Feel free to mix up the letters and add additional letters if you want to make a more challenging game.
Other variations of this outdoor alphabet game:
Use lower case letters instead of upper case
Use the letters in your child’s name for an easy name recognition game
Write the entire alphabet or only the ones that are challenging to your child
Use sight words instead of letters for kids who are already alphabet experts
Our outdoor abc game got rained away after only playing it once, but I know we’ll do this again. After all, it’s so much fun to learn while playing a gross motor game!
You may also like one of these fun outdoor learning ideas:
My recommended alphabet resources
It’s so much fun to learn your ABC’s with a game. If you don’t want to head outside, here are some fun game you might want to try.
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