We love learning through play – and this activity does just that! Jump your way through the alphabet and into lots of learning puddles with this Alphabet Puddle Jump activity!
Whether you have a toddler learning numbers, a preschooler learning letters, or a school age child learning words – this activity can be adapted in many ways to suit your child’s age and developmental stage.
Recently we have been working on Mr3’s letter recognition. This was a fun way to engage him in a learning activity, recognising letters – both upper case & lower case, as well as vowels & consonants. Living in a small apartment in a high rise building can be especially hard on a rainy day. This activity is a great way to encourage physical activity, getting rid of some energy, all while Miss18m napped.
Learn through play & jump your way through the alphabet; here’s how to make your own Alphabet Puddles!
26 Paper Plates
Blue & Brown paint
Step 1. Cut your paper plates into a ‘puddle‘ shape.
Step 2. Paint your plates! We did water puddle consonants in blue (21) & muddy puddle vowels in brown (5) – however you can change this up however you like!
Step 3. Once dry, write on letters (I did both upper and lower case).
Now you’re ready to put on your raincoat & gumboots (optional) & get jumping! We had music playing in the background, e.g. alphabet song (obviously), singing in the rain, rain rain go away, etc etc.
As much as we love the real-deal rainy day puddle jumping, some days its just not possible! So here’s a fun way to bring the puddle jumping indoors! As said before, there are many ways to change this activity up!
Learning colours? Why not make rainbow puddles? You could add numbers (using different colours for odd/even numbers), sight words, names and so much more.
What are your favourite rainy day activities? I might need to add some to my repertoire… It’s forecasted to rain all week! Wish me luck!