PE At Home

PE At Home: Scavenger Hunt Word Battle

When I was thinking of different pe at home games, I really wanted to include some type of activity that could be played by the whole family. Not only this, but a game that would get everyone active and use some cross curricular instruction.

Thinking….thinking….brain blast!

Scrabble has always been one of my favorite board games, but doesn’t require any movement….boooo!

But! What if instead of drawing letters from a bag (boring), players would be responsible for finding their own letters like a scavenger hunt?!

Movement + Thinking + Word Building = Ultimate Family Game

Things You Will Need:

  • 2-4 sets of letters. You can either make them and cut them out (a good activity for your kids) or you can click here and print them out:
  • Some type of scoring sheet if you decide to keep score. You can make your own or use the one I created which can be found here:

How To Play:

Step 1– Decide how you’re going to play

  • Teams or no teams?

Step 2- Create some letters

  • Depending on how many people you have playing, you will want at least 2-4 sets of letters

Step 3- Hide the letters!

  • Have someone who isn’t playing the game hide the letters
  • Put some inside, outside, anywhere you want!

Step 4- Set a time limit and let the scavenger hunt begin!

Step 5- After the time is up, bring everyone back together, and have them bring all of the letters they found

Step 6- Determine how you will keep score. There are 3 different ways:

  • Play just for fun and no score keeping
  • Number of letters in a word = that many points. For example 2 letter words = 2 points, 3 letter words = 3 points, etc.
  • Each word is worth 1 point regardless of how many letters it has

Step 7- Set a new time limit and start creating as many words as you can with your letters before the time runs out. Once you create a word, make sure to write it down!

Video Overview

If want to see this entire pe at home game explained and in action then you can find it here:

1 thought on “PE At Home: Scavenger Hunt Word Battle

  1. Hello Tyler,

    My name is Shane Stubbs. I am a Health & Phys Ed Teacher in Sydney, Australia and have been teaching for the past 32 years. I just came across your YouTube videos tonight. Brilliant stuff. I have a FREE radio show called ‘MY CHILD’S HEALTHY LIFE: EXPERT SECRETS ROADMAP” I interview people from around the world, mostly PhD’s in medicine, childhood physical activity research, exercise physiology, public health, cognitive neuroscience and many other areas. I have also had a couple of very important for PE Teachers from the USA. My work is based around a book to released At the end of the year and was focused on physical health outcomes. I’ll be really interested in the possibility of interviewing you on the radio show. The EXPERT SECRETS RADIO SHOW launched in February This year and has quickly gone to 19 countries 122 cities as of today.

    .Please email me back if you are interested in an interview and me sharing the work that you do to my listeners. I think from what I am viewing on YouTube and reading about through your PE Facebook group, there is a lot of work that you have done which matches the philosophy I have with expert secrets.

    Kind regards


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