My 5 year old is in the early stages of learning to read. Almost every time he reads a word out loud, his eyes light up. The magic he sees in deciphering each words gave me the idea for using wax crayons to make words “magically” appear when painted with watercolor.
- white paper
- white crayon
- watercolor paints
Using the white crayon, write several words (we choose sight words and other easily recognizable words). Give your child the papers and the watercolor paints. The watercolor won’t stick to the crayon. And the word you wrote will appear, as if by magic!
We pretended to be spies, and the words were our mission. My son loved it!
For non-readers: like my toddler, draw pictures.
For writers: take turns creating messages for each other.