Any activity that allows someone to use spray bottle is a great activity according to my daughter. So, obviously, this Kids Alphabet Say and Spray Activity was a HUGE hit at our house and I have no doubt it would be a huge hit at your home or in your classroom. This activity is easy and requires very little setup and can be done inside or outside. All you need is a spray bottle and some chalk. We did this activity outside on the driveway, but you can easily do it inside on a chalkboard if you wanted.
Kids Alphabet Say and Spray Activity
I love that this kids alphabet Say and Spray activity can easily be tailored to whatever age kids you are teaching or whatever age kids you have. Since my daughter is three I tailored everything we did on her level. First I wrote random letters of the alphabet on the driveway. You can see a picture of what I did below.
I would say a letter and then she would spray that particular letter. We also did shapes and numbers. She loved it all!
In addition to teaching whatever topic you choose, this activity is great for helping children develop their fine motor skills. It was neat to see how much her technique improved during the twenty minutes that we did the activity. She had it down by the end. Below is her grip on the water spray at the beginning of the activity. You can see a clear difference from beginning to end.
As you can see, this kids alphabet say and spray activity can also become an activity for learning shapes, sight words, and more. It’s all about incorporating something fun into an education time.
By the end of the activity, it was HOT! I was saying “spray my feet” or “spray my arm” just to cool down. Molly particularly loved “spray Molly”.
For older kids, you can do so many different things too. If you are doing this activity with your class, you can divide them into two groups and turn it into a race. Students can race each other to figure out the answer and spray. Whoever gets it done first, gets a point for their group. A little bit of friendly competition is good every now and then, right?!
Language Arts Ideas:
- beginning sounds
- ending sounds
- sight words
- word families
- rhyming words
- syllable counting
- addition (You can write numbers on the board and say an addition sentence. Students will then have to solve the problem and spray the number. To make it a little more difficult, write the addition sentences on the board and say a number. They will then have to find which one equals the number you called out.)
- subtraction (same as addition above)
- place value (You can write numbers on the board and tell students “two tens and four ones” and then they will have to find 24 and spray.)
Honestly, the list goes on and on with what you can do. I am sure that you can figure out a way to do this with most topics you are teaching, especially in language arts and math.
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Are you looking for more summer ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? Check out all of our Summer Activity ideas for your classroom. I hope that this kids alphabet activity using the say and spray concept turns into a fun way to learn for your kids. Don’t forget to check out our other favorite alphabet activities below!