My preschooler has been working on CVC words and now we are grouping them together into word families. With May bringing up beautiful flowers I thought we would incorporate flowers into this activity.
To make learning more fun I used some magic! Actually, it's simply crayon resist art but to my preschooler it's magic! To do our Crayon Resist Art we tried Homemade Liquid Watercolors that we learned about from There's Just One Mommy. This is such a fun way to make your own watercolors. Check out the post to learn how!
To start I cut out some flowers on white paper and in the middle of each flower I wrote the ending letters of the word family. For this activity we worked on -ap, -et and -ot. Then on each flower petal I wrote the words ending in these sounds using a white crayon.
Finally, I let my preschooler use our watercolors and paint the flower petals. She was super excited to see words 'magically' appear. We sounded out the words and once all done she wanted to make flower stems and flower roots!!
We have kept the final creation on our wall so that we could review the words we learned!