This dictionary scavenger hunt is a fun game for your kids to play while you sneak in a little learning!
Searching through the dictionary may not be your child’s idea of fun – but maybe you can convince them to do a little dictionary reading if it’s for a fun game. This dictionary scavenger hunt (click here for the free printable) is a fun way for your kids to familiarize themselves with the dictionary and learn what kind of information they can find in it.
Some questions in this dictionary scavenger hunt are:
- Is a beaver considered a rodent?
- What is the plural of moose?
- What is a Gila Monster?
- Where do peanuts grow?
- Do dodo birds still exist?
The answers to all the questions are included on the free printable dictionary scavenger hunt.
For a family game night, you could also use the dictionary for your own family spelling bee. Simply open the dictionary to a random page and each person can take a turn choosing a word for another family member to spell. You can use a bell to ring when the spelling of the word is correct and perhaps a bike horn to sound when the spelling of the word is incorrect.
You can also use the dictionary for a fun definitions game. Have each person take a turn as the reader. The reader would then open up the dictionary and choose a word. The other players will all get a chance to guess at the meaning of the word. There are so many words in the dictionary that this is sure to be a difficult game. The kids are sure to love confusing parents on this game by using some tricky and uncommon words to define.
Do you still use a printed dictionary or do you only use an online version?