J, who is almost 4, does pretty well with letters, but he still gets some confused from time to time, so I like to do Alphabet games with him every once in a while to reinforce it a bit.
The weather is starting to warm up, so I decided to take him outside for a little game with ABC’s.
Like most of my activities, this was really simple.
I hung up a big piece of white paper on our fence, and wrote letters with washable markers.
I then handed him a spray bottle of water and asked him to spray certain letters.
He was excited to see that the letters started to drip and melt off the page. He thought it was “way cool”, and sprayed the heck out of the rest of the paper.
He ended up not really caring much about naming the letters. He just wanted to make them drip and disappear. We did talk about each letter as I wrote it though, so he got some practice.
Sometimes activities don’t quite go the way you expect them too…oh well. We still had fun and we did practice letters, so that totally counts as a success in my book!
Join the thousands of others who subscribe to our weekly newsletter, so you can stay up to date with everything happening on Dirt and Boogers. No spam…I promise!
Latest posts by Amanda (see all)
- Science Says Doing This One Thing Can Make You Happier - February 15, 2017
- How to Parent Well When You Worry Too Much - February 8, 2017
- Here’s Why You’re Yelling At Your Kids…and what to do about it. - January 31, 2017