Letter Find Treasure Hunt | Preschool Pirate Activity


This Letter Find Treasure Hunt is a fun, hands-alphabet activity that your preschooler will love.  Your preschooler will love this pirate themed ABC matching printable as he/she matches gold letter coins to the treasure mat.

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It is the end of the month {can you believe it?!}, so it is time to share what we have been up to with the monthly Poppins Book Nook book club.  This month's theme was Pirates!

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We checked out a few pirate themed books from our library and ended up doing an activity for, Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel; it's a cute book about a bunch of pirates looking for the letters of the alphabet.

Shiver Me Letters Activity from School Time Snippets

After reading Shiver Me Letters I had the idea to make our own alphabet treasure hunt.


I made an alphabet board and paper punched circles out of yellow paper to be our treasure.

 On each circle coin I wrote a letter of the alphabet.  Alternatively, to save time, you could use alphabet letter beads mixed in a rice bin for a sensory element and/or grab some gold coins from the Dollar Store. 

Preschool Pirate Theme

To set up our treasure hunt, I folded up a paper lunch bag and added in beaded necklaces and the alphabet coins.

I had my 7 and 3 year old wait in the kitchen while I went and hid the treasure in another room.

alphabet preschool pirate theme printable

Then I sent them off to look for the treasure!  Who doesn't love a good treasure hunt/ game of hide-n-seek?  Once they found it, we dumped the treasure out and matched the letter coins to the alphabet treasure hunt mat.

My lids loved the pirate theme of this activity?  What preschooler doesn't love finding treasure?

letter find printable

 If you would like to make your own Alphabet Treasure Hunt using our printable alphabet mat, get a copy here

There are two alphabet mats-- one has the alphabet in ABC order, the other one has the letters all scrambled up.  The scrambled up letter mat might be a good way to assess what letters your child does/ or does not know.


Have you had any pirate fun lately?

pirate abc printable free

Next month theme is: What Will I Be When I Grow Up? See you then for another edition of the Poppins Book Nook.  


  1. What a cute activity for this book! I'll have to print out a copy for us to play with!

  2. I love how you added some alphabet learning to a fun treasure hunt!

  3. I love the skewer stacking, but they are all so fun and creative! What a special material to use!

  4. School Time Snippets3:48 PM, July 30, 2014

    Thanks, Emma! It makes for a great go along to Shiver Me Letters : )

  5. The ABC map looks great! We may use it soon as we formally begin Kindergarten, just as a fun review for my youngest girl. I hadn't seen this book yet. Thanks for sharing.
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  6. That is a terrific map for piratey alphabet fun!

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  7. This is a great idea- I will be trying it this week!


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