When learning how to write, young children need exposure to a variety of writing materials and things to write on. Knowing the letter names is also an important part of early literacy. This activity combines the two! White boards are one of my favorite early writing practice activities as they are a different texture and BIG! Try this write and wipe letter learning activity in your home or classroom this week!
Write and Wipe, a Letter Learning Activity
Learning Objective: The child will say the letter name and trace (or scribble over) the adult written letter.
Advanced write and write activity options after directions. Scroll down!
- Low odor dry erase markers
Directions for Write and Wipe Letter Learning Activity
1. Sing the Alphabet Song with your child.
2. Explain that you will be writing the letters on the board the next time you sing them.
3. Sing the song S-L-O-W-L-Y and write the letters (use all capital letters or all lower case) on the board from left to right. When you get to the end of the board on one line, continue writing letters underneath.
4. Hand the child a dry erase marker. Encourage them to trace (or scribble over) the letter and say the letter name.
5. Sing the song again S-L-O-W-L-Y. Wipe the letters off as you sing them.
Additional Write and Wipe Activity Extensions
For young learners:
- Focus on only a few letters at a time.
- Allow for scribbles instead of tracing
- Hold over their hand and trace the letters together.
For more advanced learners:
- Encourage them to name the letter sound before wiping.
- Write and wipe a set of 5 sight words.
- Write and wipe spelling words
- Write several words on the board. Call out a word and have them wipe it off.
- Write 5 words on the board. Let the child wipe them off in alphabetical order.
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5 More Ways We Use WaterWipes
1. To clean up craft spills.
This week we spilled paint on our cork board. We grabbed the wipes and immediately started to wipe off the paint. Thankfully, we were able to get the paint of the cork board. Although they don’t clean crayons off walls, they did a good job wiping up paint spills!
2. To let the kids help clean finger prints of the walls and light switches.
We hand each kid a wipe and set the timer. Their task is to wipe off as many fingerprints as they can in 5 minutes. I LOVE having all three kids work together to clean the house!
3. To keep my work desk area clean.
I admit I’m a messy writer, but do better work when my desk is clean. At least once a week, I tidy my papers and wipe off my keyboard for a fresh, clean start.
4. For on-the-go messes.
We keep a pack of wipes in the car. They have come in handy so many times. Someone spills a snack, we get dirt on our hands at the park, or have to wash the germs off our hands when there isn’t soap and water available.
5. Give as baby shower gifts.
I am so excited to welcome my first niece to the world in a few months. Welcoming a new member to the family is such an exciting event and new parents take care to ensure their child’s health and safety. Choose baby products that are chemical free and without harmful ingredients. A pack of diapers and chemical free wipes always makes a great baby shower gift for new parents.
I’m a WaterWipes Mom, so you will be seeing even more ways that we use WaterWipes in the next few months! I try to be a chemically-conscious shopper and am always on the lookout for the best products for my family. Let me know if you have any questions about them, I would happy to provide an honest and hopefully helpful answer!