I can’t believe we are almost halfway through our summer break! This year it seems to be slipping through our fingers faster than normal. Then again, I think I say this every year. Davis really enjoys crafting with me and I’m glad to have more time to oblige him. We made this fun little craft/game the other day that is super simple and cute. Check it out:
DIY Water Alphabet Game
- 1 small, clear plastic bottle with a lid
- corn syrup
- alphabet beads
- hot glue
- Fill your bottle about a 1/4 of the way full with corn syrup.
- Start adding in a few of your sequins and alphabet beads (not all of them).
- Fill the bottle almost to the top with water. You want to save enough room to add the rest of your items.
- Add in the rest of your beads and sequins.
- Using hot glue, add a generous amount around the rim of the bottle where the cap goes.
- Immediately secure the cap in place before the glue dries.
- Give your bottle a swirl and start finding your letters!
A few ways we used this.
Alphabet Pop. Have your child give the bottle a good shake or swirl and ask them to point to and tell you the first letter that pops out at them. Next, ask them to tell you an object or animal that starts with that letter.
Alphabet Search. Call out a letter and have your child find it and point it out to you. This is a great way to quiz about letters while keeping it fun.
What Goes Up. Did you know that this little game is also a science experiment? You will notice that the beads will always go to the top and the sequins to the bottom. Have your child turn the bottle upside down and talk about what is going on.
Color Finder. The same way you called out letters, call out colors. Have your child find the color and tell you something else in our world or in your house that is also that color.