Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Sidewalk Chalk And A Spray Bottle
Jonathan gets a thrill out of snatching up the water spray bottle, find a hiding place and soaking the wall, the couch or wherever he can point the nozzle. So I thought it was a perfect idea when I saw this fine motor activity idea in my Mailbox 2009=2010 Yearbook.
All you need is some sidewalk chalk, a spray bottle filled with water, and, of course, a sidewalk!
Write some large letters (or draw a picture) on the sidewalk and let your youngster wash it away by squirting water all over it. In our case, I drew letters, had them say the letter and its sound before I let them aim and shoot.
I'll have to get a bigger spray bottle next time, b/c we had to refill the bottle way too frequently.
When our pavement was soaked and we couldn't spray anymore, I let them write on the wet ground with the chalk. They observed the difference between writing on dry versus wet pavement.
This is another fabulous fine motor activity we'll have to add to our list!