Another idea I found is to have letters written on clothes pegs and have students clip them to objects in nature that start with that sound. I could see this being done by a few students at a time during outdoor play time with the letter they have learned so far.
I took to trusty pinterest to find some more ideas about practical ways to teach literacy skill outdoors. I found another blog that outlines a few ideas that I found interesting.
ABC Eye Spy
Have students look for letters of the alphabet in signs, etc. when going on a walk (challenge them to find all the letter of the alphabet) or say a specific letter or sound and have them find an object that begins with that, or possibly ends with it to make it more challenging. This could also be done with blended letters, such as ‘sh’ or ‘th.’
ABC Nature Shapes
Have students look for letters that occur in different nature objects, such as the ‘o’ in the centre of a flower or the ‘u’ in a petal.