Showing posts with label scavenger hunt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scavenger hunt. Show all posts

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt #atozchallenge

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter A

In the spirit of our "gamble on yourself" game theme, I'm running an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt!

A scavenger hunt is a game in which the organizers prepare a list defining specific items, which the participants seek to gather all items on the list.

As you hop to various participating A to Z blogs this month, look for posts that use or mention these items on that letter's day. (So look for a post on April 1st that has an Apple). ๐ŸŽ The blogger might be cooking with apples, taking pictures of apples, have a song from Fiona Apple, be discussing Apple computers, have a character named Apple... 

Copy the scavenger hunt list. Then, when you find a post that goes with that word and letter, make note of the link. On your reflection post next month, you can share with everyone how well you did and on what participating A to Z blogs you found the items on the list. 

  • A is for — Apple ๐Ÿ
  • B is for — Bear ๐Ÿงธ
  • C is for — Cobweb ๐Ÿ•ธ
  • D is for — Dragon ๐Ÿฒ
  • E is for — Evil ๐Ÿ‘ฟ
  • F is for — Flowers ๐Ÿ’
  • G is for — Game ๐ŸŽฒ
  • H is for — Hat ๐Ÿ‘’
  • I is for — Island ๐Ÿ
  • J is for — Jewelry ๐Ÿ’
  • K is for — Key ๐Ÿ”‘
  • L is for — Leaves ๐Ÿ‚
  • M is for — Men ๐Ÿ‘ฌ
  • N is for — Nuts ๐Ÿฅœ
  • O is for — Orange ๐ŸŠ
  • P is for — Pen ๐Ÿ–Š
  • Q is for — Questions ❓
  • R is for — Rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ
  • S is for — Scissors ✂
  • T is for — Tiger ๐Ÿฏ
  • U is for — Uniform ๐Ÿ’‚
  • V is for — Velvet ๐Ÿงถ
  • W is for — Whale ๐Ÿณ
  • X is for — X-ray ๐Ÿฆด
  • Y is for — Yellow  ๐Ÿ’›
  • Z is for — Zipper ๐Ÿค

#AtoZChallenge 2021 badge

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For every tweet using #GiveThanksNotPranks, @TMobile donates ๐Ÿ’ฐ$5 to classrooms in need through @DonorsChoose. You could tweet the hashtag to @AprilA2Z!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Oodles of Ideas for Finding Your A-Z Words

Did you know that if you're participating in the 2013 A-Z Challenge, or have participated in any of the past challenges, we'd love to showcase your ideas here at The A-Z Blog? Today's brilliant ideas are brought to you by M.J Joachim who blogs at Lots of Crochet Stitches and FOUR others.  Here's how to find them all: Follow M.J in one stop-shopping!  (I'm not a shopper...I like one stop...)

On your mark!




And they’re off, all participating in this year’s Scavenger Hunt for Alphabet Words! 

Here are a few clues, to help you on your way!

Online Alphabet Word References

There are oodles of places to find A – Z word lists online. I discovered this last year by Googling, “words that begin with x.”  Wish I’d found this out much earlier in the Challenge, I must say!

You can also get a little more specific and look up things like “scientific terms beginning with letter _” or “recipes beginning with letter _.”

Another easy thing to do is type (define:word – whatever the word may be) into Mr. Google’s search engine URL. You can also do this for synonyms, antonyms and homonyms, btw. It will search for sites to help you. Then you can click on the link and open up a virtual Pandora’s Box, containing words with links to new words, with links to new words…and so on, and so on and so on…

Bring it on Home

It takes a keen observer, and it might be an unexpected chance to clean out your garage, but most people have numerous things they’ve collected over the years, many named with at least one letter of the alphabet, some containing multiple words – things like books, movies, records and food & product labels. This sounds like an opportunity, if ever there was one!

Out and About

I might be stating the obvious by mentioning the library here, but what about all those other places you go like restaurants, museums, amusement parks, theaters, retail shops etc. etc. etc.? If you spend any length of time there, you’re bound to find at least a few bits of jargon for posts that might be puzzling you.

Don’t forget the great outdoors, when looking for words to write your posts! Start naming all those trees, plants and shrubs. Break down the animals by species, habits, diets and food chain levels. Not enough for you? How many shades of gray do you see when it rains? Is the sunset pink, orange or mauve? Does the wind shriek, lament or whisper?

It’s a challenge, but it’s not hard…

Not if you know where to look, that is!

Wow, that was some really great advice! Now we have no excuses for Q, Z, X or whatever may be stumping us on a particular day. We appreciate you sharing this with us!
~ Tina (contact me, see contact tab, if you have ideas you'd like to share at this blog)

Photo credit:  Scrabble Game in Progress, thebarrowboy, Creative Commons Attribution; Interior Mall of America, Mono P, Creative Commons Attribution; Animal Diversity, GNU Free Documentation License
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