This is simply an oldie but goodie! At a workshop I lead recently, one of the participants reminded me of all the different ways to use this! I just had to share it with you.
What you will need: candles, watercolors, and paper (cardstock or watercolor paper is best). I love the little floating candles. They are so easy to grip.
MYSTERY SPECIAL HELPER
Who is the Special Helper today?
Prepare by writing the name of the special helper on a card. Slowly reveal the special helper by brushing paint over each letter, one by one. Have the children guess who it is with just a few letters revealed!
MYSTERY CVC WORD
What is our word today?
Prepare the card by writing the word with a candle.
Slowly reveal each letter, having the children sound it out.
Where are we going today?
Prepare by writing the place you will visit on a card.
Slowly reveal where you are going with watercolor paint.
The timeless way to use this technique! This wonderful teacher suggested that older students could write messages to each other. Love it!
This is such a great idea, I will have to try this out with my class and little girl at home. She is just beginning to really read.
I am glad to have found you – such great ideas! Thanks for your shout out to Sewing School with your loom giveaway. I love that loom!
Hi, This looks amazing but I”m not quite following. Can you explain – does the adult light the candle and write the name in wax? and then the child paints over it with watercolors?
Amie! I adore the Sewing School blog! It is so rich and I think sewing is such an important early childhood skill. It develops the muscles that necessary for writing AND it builds the sense of rhythm and, and, . . . the list goes on!!!
Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!
today we make this activity whit the name of children. Thank for this idea!