Water Spray Alphabet Hunt

My son loves playing with the water and a spray bottle, so I came up with this simple water spray alphabet hunt. It is a great way to work on letter recognition or letter sounds!

Fun preschool alphabet activity with water!

Our spray bottle has been a big hit with Evan. We’ve had it for 2 years and it has gotten tons of use both indoors and outdoors. It is great for developing small hand muscles that will be used for writing and other life skills.

We recently did this fun water spray beginning sounds activity, but I thought it would be good idea to come up with a similar activity for practicing letter recognition and letter sounds. Evan loves to go on scavenger hunts so I came up with this fun water spray alphabet hunt.

Materials Needed:

  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Sidewalk chalk

Set Up the Alphabet Hunt

1. Write letters on a swing set, deck, patio or driveway with sidewalk chalk. I wrote them all over our swing set.

Summer Letter Hunt with Water

To start, I called out a letter and Evan searched around the swing set for it. When he found it, he sprayed it with his water bottle until the letter disappeared.

Hunt for letters and spray them with water!

After doing this for a bunch of the letters, I started calling out letter sounds and Evan looked for the letter that makes that sound. Then he sprayed the letter.

Write letters with chalk and spray them with a spray bottle!

It was a very simple and easy way to learn letters while developing fine motor skills!

Head over to my Alphabet Activities page for even more fun, hands-on letter learning ideas!

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