Search for Letters in the Pool

Searching for letters in the pool is a fun and exciting way for toddlers and preschoolers to learn the alphabet while playing!

Search for Letters in the Pool. Preschool alphabet activity!

Evan is all about the pool this summer, so I figured I would combine his love for the pool with some learning activities. He has a blast and is learning at the same time. Win-win!

Materials Needed:

  • Foam letters
  • Kiddie pool

Setting Up the Alphabet Activity

On this day, I decided to use the foam letters we use in the bathtub and a plastic pool. For now, I only used letters A-E because he is just beginning to identify letters and I don’t want him to get overwhelmed or frustrated. I plan to add more letters little by little.

I just threw the letters in the water and then told him he was going on an underwater treasure hunt.

Searching for Letters in a Pool

I began calling out letter names and Evan would search for the letter I called. He loved splashing around and trying to find the letter.

If your child is older, you could also ask them to tell you the letter sound.  You could even call out a letter sound and let them search for the letter that makes that sound.

This was a hit! It was so simple and easy. Plus, I love it when children get to move and learn. 🙂 Give it a try and let me know if it’s a hit with your kids too.