We love to get hands on with learning over here at my house. My kids are full of energy and taking learning away from the table often helps them get excited about learning something new.
Right now I am working on sight words with my oldest who is 5yr. This day I decided to give Splat Sight Word Painting a try with him. All 3 kids ages 1-5yr got involved in this activity. Big brother gave it a thumbs up for learning and we will be doing this again soon.
Now it is time to learn and play!
What we used:
- crayola paints
- roll paper from IKEA
- fly swatter
What we did:
I wrote out some sight words on the paper. Then he and his brother helped put rocks on the paper to hold it down. I added paint to a tray while they did that.
All 3 boys got a piece of paper but only big brother had the sight words on his. The other kids just got paper to splat paint. What I did with big brother was have him call out any of the sight words he knew. When he would call it out he would hit it with the swatter covered in paint.
For the words he was not sure about we went over those and as we did he hit the word with the swatter. This was so much fun watching his excitement as he learned. This is messy so beware and put on play clothes. The paint is washable so it did not stain any of the clothes or kids.
After we painted, we even got the water hose out and had more playtime in the yard playing with water to wash off a little before going in later that afternoon.
This sight word activity is great for gross motor skills. It allows the kids to get involved in learning in fun and exciting ways. Fun for all ages as well a great way to go over colors and watch color mixing take place.
There is always so many ways to add learning into play. We hope you can enjoy this learning activity with your kids too.
More posts to check out:
- Sight Word Soccer! by Coffee Cups and Crayons