Alphabet Running Game

We’ve been stuck inside the house a lot lately because of the flu and bad weather! We decided to burn off a little steam by adding running to an alphabet game!

I lined up a few alphabet cards on the kitchen table. I told Gresham to go across the house and stand by the front door. I would call out a letter that he was to look for, and then say, “Go!” He had to run across the house to the table, find the letter as fast as possible, run back to the door with it, and tag the door. Gresham had a GREAT time! Boys are so easy to please – just add running, hitting, or throwing to any activity!

Aidan (age 7) even wanted to join in (because of the running in the house!), but this game would definitely be more fun if you have more than one preschooler! We did some “racing” with me calling out a different letter for each of them, but Aidan is so much older than it wasn’t fair at all!

What other ideas do you have for learning activities that are active?


  1. Josephine says

    Great idea!! I can’t wait to try this one! We actually use a nerf style gun to ‘shoot’ letters. We started with ONLY one letter up on the wall when my son was initially learning and then slowly some distractions were added – now I place a great variety up on the wall and yell out a letter and he has to hit it – its by far his FAVORITE activity!!!

  2. says

    So glad to find your site! I have a very active boy as well — one of the best things I did was clear out a space in the garage where he can bounce his balls, practice batting, and we set up an inflatable catcher and he throws the soft baseball into the catcher’s mitt. It’s great for when the weather is very cold. I ask him to go out there and bounce the basketball 100 times and count loudly so I can hear…. he loves it and one day bounced it 1,000 times. I was laughing so hard! I can’t wait to read more on your site. Thank you!

  3. Katie says

    I am homeschooling for the first time two active boys that are 8 and 3. I have found it difficult to teach them both at the same time but have gotten some great ideas from your blog. Thanks for sharing!


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