The next installment in my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series is an activity I call Magic Water Painted Letters.
This activity takes advantage of a special paper that turns a dark color when exposed to water, but then quickly dries out. Kids will enjoy how magical this activity seems. And parents and teachers will appreciate their kids’ enthusiasm for practicing letters.
I set up this activity with our Water Magic Water Painting Kit.
The front of the kit folds open to create a table top easel kids can use to “paint” with water. Included in the kit are two paint brushes.
I set the kit up on our table along with a small cup of water and some of our sandpaper letters.
The water dried fairly quickly, allowing XGirl to do one letter after another to her heart’s content. And because she only used water, this is one painting activity that is pretty mess-free!
More ways to teach to the alphabet
More alphabet posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Letter hunt sensory bin
- Erasing letters with a Q-tip
- I spy letter hunt
- Spaghetti letters
- Montessori sandpaper letters
- Making “alphabet soup”
- Smash the puffy letters
- Mini letter hunt with a magnifying glass
- Kinetic sand letters
- Letter hopscotch
- Crystallized letters
- Yarn wrapped letters
- Rainbow letters