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Why We Chose This Activity
Water, water, water…my son can not get enough of playing with water. Whether it is playing with the hose outside or splashing in the bathtub, he could spend hours being wet.
As you probably know, I believe that we should build off our kids interests and meet them where they are.
So we came up with this washing the letter dishes. Water play meets the alphabet!
- Fill one container with soapy water. The second container will be filled with clean water for your rinse bin.
- Place the bins in a row followed by the drying rack or towel.
- On each plastic dish or utensil write a letter of the alphabet with a marker. To create tough stains use a crayon to write the letters!
Time to Play
Pick up an item to wash and name the letter on the utensil or dish. Wash the letter off in the soapy water, rinse, dry and repeat!
Kids can also work on letter sounds. Include saying the letter sound before washing the letter off the object.
You could also write sight words instead of letters to differentiate for other kids.
See more #playfulpreschool ideas for water learning below.
Alphabet Hunt in a Water Sprinkler by Mom Inspired Life
Turn Your Water Bottles into Musical Instruments by Life Over C’s
Pie Tin Boats – an engineering challenge for the whole family by Rainy Day Mum
Making a Solar Still-a Water Desalination Experiment by Capri + 3
Water Displacement Experiment by Fun-A-Day
Gross Motor Water Play and Learning by Tiny Tots Adventures
Drip, Drip, Drop | Ourdoor Water Game for Kids by The Educators’ Spin On It