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Reading skills – Crayon Resists Painting

We are working on reading skills of little A. At his young age he has a passion on books.He can read by himself the famous book of Eric Carle –  The Very Hungry Caterpillar. And the proud mommy is hopping like a bunny!! hehe

With his eagerness and to enhance his reading fluency I decided to create a fun way to learn some of the sight words by magically making them appear when painting the paper.

Introducing our weekly activity – Crayon resists painting

Who would have thought that this classic children’s art project can be exciting way to introduce reading for beginners.

For others you may also use letters,shapes or numbers depending on the interest of your kiddos.

You will need:

  • White papers (preferably)
  • White crayon
  • Tempera paint (recommended)
  • Paint brush
  • Water
  • Start by cutting plain paper in quarter size. This is enough for him to paint and not lose the excitement of discovery.

  • I wrote the words using the white crayon. I went over the lines a few times to make them nice and thick.
For the paint – I mixed the blue tempera paint (he likes blue!) with the water.The best paint is watery so it beads off the crayon easily.
As he continue brushing off – the words will be revealed and I will let him read the hidden words

I also added some words like Daddy,Mommy and his name to make it more fun

We may know it’s not magic but I didn’t dare to tell to my squealing toddler that its not. For him it’s magic paint and most importantly he’s learning while playing.

Have a Blessed Sunday everyone..


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