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Water Color Painting

January 29, 2009
using paints to practice spelling

Practice Spelling Words using Water Color Paints

Some children really enjoy painting their spelling words on a piece of paper or the sidewalk (using water instead of paint). If your child paints his spelling words on a sidewalk the sun will “melt” the words away and it gets him outside while still practicing his spelling words.

Water Color Painting Lesson

Materials:
watercolor or tempera paints
paint brush
large handled one for young children or
a small, adult handled brush for older ones
bowl of water to wash the brush in
paper
spelling words from group A
sheet protector
  1. Allow your child to choose either a large handled paint brush or an adult small paint brush depending upon which one feels better in his hand.
  2. Have a bowl of water to wet the brush initially and to rinse off the paint as he selects a new color.
  3. Place a group A card in the sheet protector and in a spot that your child can see easily.
  4. Using the card as a guide, have your child paint his spelling words on the paper.
  5. Hang up the finished work. This work becomes a reminder of the correct spelling of the words.

    Painting his spelling words is a simple way to practice and will give his spelling words a whole new look.

Re-enforcement Activities

  1. Have your child write his spelling words with a hose on the sidewalk.
  2. Fill a squirt bottle with water and have your child spray the words on the sidewalk.
  3. Fill a squirt bottle with water and a few drops of food coloring (be careful could stain clothes) and let your child spray the words in the snow.
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