When Little J and Little N’s cousins come visit us from out of town, they’re usually good at playing together. But sometimes, they need a little direction if we want to avoid too much chaos in the house.
The last time they came to visit, I knew we wouldn’t really have time to entertain them because we were all very busy preparing Little N’s birthday.
So, I took 5 minutes to setup this super easy alphabet spray activity to keep them busy for AT LEAST 15 minutes.
It was great to do this one with more than just Little J because it would teach all three toddlers about patience (waiting for their turn) and cooperation (helping each other out).
The three of them really enjoyed this activity! Even if it was just about using the spray bottle, it helped develop their fine motor skills.
Here’s how you can set it up for your kid/kids to enjoy.
- Butcher paper
- loose letters in a bowl
- spray bottle
Write out the alphabet on the butcher paper and hang it outdoors.
**if you have a wooden fence, you could simply write out the letters using chalk.
Setup the loose letters in a bowl and fill the spray bottle with water.
Now have each child pick a letter from the bowl and spray the corresponding letter on the board.
If you’re doing this with chalk, it adds an additional layer of fun since the letters would disappear!
This activity can easily be adapted to shapes, numbers, and even colours! Whatever your child is working on right now, you can probably adapt this activity to suit your educational needs.
This was such a great thing to setup. I’ll definitely be doing this one again with Little J!