Alphabet Walk

Alphabet Walk

Carter wanted to go on a Nature Walk tonight.  But instead of traipsing through the woods with the ticks, mosquitoes and fleas, we went on an Alphabet Walk in our neighborhood.  We started out with Carter writing the alphabet in two columns.  As we went on our walk, we tried to find things that began with each letter of the alphabet.  If you click and enlarge the pictures, you’ll see that we got creative a few times.  “Quiet” isn’t something you actually see.  “eXit” doesn’t begin with “X”, obviously.  And, even though I told my kids with complete confidence that “Zinnias” are actual flowers, I was mostly guessing.

But since I was pretty sure there weren’t any Zebras roaming around or any Xylophones or Quilts out in our neighbor’s trash…I did what I had to do.

11 Responses to Alphabet Walk
  1. Aunt Dianne
    August 11, 2009 | 11:19 pm

    Yes, zinnias are flowers.

  2. Peapodsquadmom
    August 11, 2009 | 11:27 pm

    yes, dear. zinnias are flowers. score 1 for the smart mommy! and this is the cutest idea evah! i simply must steal it.

  3. RJ Flamingo
    August 11, 2009 | 11:29 pm

    What a great idea! I hope you were at least pointing to actual zinnias at the time… 🙂

  4. punkinmama
    August 12, 2009 | 9:45 am

    Love this idea! Will have to remember it in another year or so!

    And I would totally pretend any flowers were zinnias, because I wouldn’t know eitther!

  5. abragg
    August 12, 2009 | 10:00 am

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to do this with Abi & Drew next summer!

  6. AmazingGreis
    August 12, 2009 | 11:12 am

    What a great idea and oh, so fun!

  7. Issa
    August 12, 2009 | 3:07 pm

    That is such a great idea. I may be stealing it. Am sure we have some Zebras around here. 😉

  8. ...angela
    August 12, 2009 | 5:20 pm

    Great idea! and Tucker did a wonderful job writing the alphabet. I wish the kids in my kindergarten class did as well. :o)

  9. Allison M
    August 13, 2009 | 12:23 am

    S is for sweat and V is for villian. I love it! I do stuff like that with my speech kids, but we usually don’t come up with such good words.