INSIDE: Heart Names: crayon resist activity is a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to practice learning their names this Valentines. Uncover all the letters of your name among the hearts!
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How to Set up Heart Names: Crayon Resist Activity
Grab a sheet a white paper, sharpies in red, pink and purple and a white crayon. On the white paper draw several hearts in different colours using the sharpies. Then take your white crayon and write the letters of your child’s name in hearts. Write one letter per heart. Create designs and patterns in the remaining hearts.
Make sure to press fairly hard with writing with the white crayon so that it can be revealed by the coloured water by your little one.
Crayon Resist Activity
To reveal the letters and patterns in the heart you need water colour paints or coloured water. The best way to reveal the white crayon is to lightly coloured water. Too much colour and it will cover the crayon.
Invite your little one to use the brush to colour the hearts and to reveal their name. As the uncover a letter, identify it for them or have them identify it (depending on their age) along with the sound it makes. Also highlight where the letter sound comes in their name (if they uncovered a letter that wasn’t the start of their name).
Have them continue until all the hearts are coloured in. Spell out their name for them identifying each letter and sound!
My twins are 2.5 years old.
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- White printer paper
- White crayon
- Water colours or coloured water mad with water and food colouring
- Paint brush
- Red, Purple and pink sharpies