After the rather wet and miserable start to Spring last week this week has been lovely so far! The children have enjoyed being able to get out into the garden and play in their sandpits and kick a football around too. Earlier this week I got the tuff spot out and we played a game of ‘splat’.
Using our fab Chalkola chalk markers I drew various shapes on the tuff spot in different colours and different words, numbers and letters in. The idea being that I would stand the tuff spot up as a target and give the children some wet sponges. (You can buy the tuff spot and stand we have from Amazon via this (affiliate) link)
I shouted out either a colour, shape, word or number and the children had to aim their sponge at the correct thing. The beauty of using the Chalkola markers rather than normal chalk is that it takes a while for it to be washed away. The children played this for ages and whilst I was seeing to Mr H they began to shout out things for each other to aim for.
I did snap a quick video of them playing this which you can see on my Instagram here. I redrew the shapes and words a bit later on for them for round two but I can see this being a game for the (hopefully!) much warmer summer days ahead of us.
There’s a lot of ways you could work this depending on your child’s age and ability, some ideas I had are:
- simple sums
Mr D got pretty good with his aim after about 15 minutes of playing this, so I am sure in the summer he’ll be really good!