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! 


  1. Great idea, I'm a visitor from the TGIF linky. Thanks for sharing, please feel free to stop by my blog and say hi!

  2. The Clubhouse Kids love spray bottles, and use them for everything from watering our plants to "painting" on the fence. What awesome, simple ways to have fun! Love your inclusion of writing on the wet pavement. Chalk is much more fun when the ground is wet ;)

  3. My daughter loves using the spray bottle. What a fun idea!

    I'd love for you to share this and any other outdoor post on my ongoing outdoor play link party:

  4. This is a great idea--my kids all love spray bottles, and the texture difference is so fun! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!!


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