Preschool Learning Activity: Nerf Gun Alphabet Target Practice

Nerf Gun Alphabet Target Practice? Yes! That is what I said! We had a great time today and I’m going to share our activity with you!

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Marker
  • Tape
  • Nerf Gun

My daughter is pretty good with her upper case letters, but there are a few she struggles with. We sat down together today and looked at an alphabet chart on my phone. She identified all the ones she could and I helped her review the ones she has trouble with.

Then I grabbed some construction paper and made tracing letters (I just wrote the letters in dash lines so she could trace them and get some writing practice). I also drew large circles around the letters.



Look at that concentration!

After she traced the letters we cut out the circles for target practice, getting in some fine motor skill practice.

After they were cut, I flipped over the circles and used bright permanent marker and clearly wrote the letters on them. Her letters were beautiful but I wanted her to see them nice and clean.

We taped them to a bedroom door at the end of our hallway and the fun began!


We pointed to each letter and said out loud what they were a few times. Repetition is the best way for her to remember something! Then she backed up and got out her $3 gas station Nerf gun that my husband got her (that works surprisingly well and is surprisingly painful). I told her which letter to go after first, letter G. Then we identified it and we chanted letter G, letter G, letter G, and she would shoot at it until she hit her mark. We kept going with each letter until she was a pro. She was a pretty great shot so we moved her down the hall a few times to make it more challenging. She had so much fun and by the end of the activity she had her letters down! It took probably 45 minutes or so and she learned four letters. Now that is something to feel good about!

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**I told her to look tough in that last picture there and boy was it scary! HAHA 🙂

Daddy was in the bedroom and walked out and almost became a target!


Have fun learning and playing!

Love, Sarah

Cate Crafts


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