Who doesn’t love a splosh and splash on a warm day? Now you have an educational reason to get soaked. Read on to discover how to use letters with water play to learn phonics and develop spelling skills in our Water Play Letters Activity.
How to Set Up Your Water Play Letter Activity
You will Need:
- A container
- Food colouring (optional – we chose yellow)
- Lower case letters / Upper case letters (or both)
How to use your Water Play Letters activity
There are many ways you can use this set up. Here are a few of them:
Just let your little learner splash, sink, float, balance… anything they can think of with these letters.
2. Shout and search
Call out a sound and the players need to find the letter that makes this sound. Tun up the challenge. Call out longer sounds such as ‘igh’ or ‘ai’ for them to find groups of letters to create the sounds.
3. Speedy spelling
Call out a word. Your little learner must find the right letters to spell out the word. This is great if you have a particular spelling pattern to practise. If you have several sets of letters you can use this to engage even your year 6 children in spelling fun!
4. Word fishing
Should you be lucky enough to have a magnetic fishing rod, many letter sets are magnetic and a little more skill is needed to catch the needed letters. Great for developing persistence and coordination skills.
How would YOU use this activity?
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