Wednesday, 27 July 2011

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Shooting ABCs with Spray Bottle




Adapted from Make and Takes

Age: From 2.5 years old

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Objective(s):
1. To train the child's hand-&-eye coordination.
2. To train the child's fine motor skills with practising using the spray bottle.
3. To teach the child the alphabet in a fun way.
4. To train aiming skill
5. To provide a fun way to do cleaning of chalk board after use.

Materials:
1. Kid's size easel with chalk board
2. 1 chalk
3. 1 spray bottle filled with water
4. 1 toilet roll

Directions:
1. Write the letters on the chalk board.

2. Stand at a distance from the board, tell your child that you are going to shoot hard on, for example letter "A", and demonstrate how to do so.

3. Call out the targeted letter and let your child shoot/spray at it.

Additional Information:
Joshua loves to play with water and shooting. This is a wonderful activity that adds an educational element to just simply water play. You make the children learn their ABCs without realizing that they are actually learning! It also makes cleaning the blackboard a little more fun. You can also use a water gun instead of a spray bottle for this game, however, since spray bottle is free and recycled from cleaning bottle and since I am a pacifist, I am reluctant to let Joshua play with guns, even if they are plastic.

I think this activity is probably more suited for older kids, but I am going to try out with Joshua soon, hopefully this weekend!

References:
http://www.makeandtakes.com/summer-camp-for-kids-abc-letter-splash




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