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I don't know what it is about hunts, but my son loves them. They can be as simple as looking for my phone when I misplace it or searching for his headset! No matter the type of hunt, word hunt, scavenger hunt, etc. he loves it! He gets all excited and the light bulb goes off in his head and he is busting out words like there is no tomorrow.
A little background, my son says to me that he is not smart, he doesn't know how to read or do things and he really does. He may not be the best at it, but he does know how to read. I hear him when he is playing video games or watching TV. He likes to have the subtitles on and I hear him reading them or if there is a sign or something in a game, he will look at me and say, this says, ....., it is amazing to see. Now when it comes time to read something he is not excited about, he struggles.
But, I believe the struggle is mostly because he is bored. I know I don't like to read books that I am not interested in, I get tired and annoyed real fast...lol
So that brings us to the hunt, the silent "e" hunt. The game is simple, print out the words and the star template here. Cut the words and star out. I attached the star to a ruler with tape and I taped the words around the room. Our living room and dining room are one, so I have a lot of room. Have your kiddo go around the room with the magic "e" wand, have him or her say the word without the "e", then have them hold up the wand to the end of the word and say the word with the "e".
Let me know in the comments if your kiddo loved the hunt and remember for more games and worksheets you can check out my store here.
My name is Robin. I am a homeschooling mom of three and I just love to find ways to make learning fun. I am so excited to share my ideas with you. I try to make my ideas as inexpensive as possible. Most of the items I use are things that are around most houses and if you have a printer and ink you are all set. Please feel free to use these ideas in your own learning adventure with your children.