This secret letters activity is a total winner!
Need a fun activity to make it to nap time? You have to try this secret letters activity – your little learners will love it! It’s a combination literacy and art activity and that’s a whole lot of fun in one simple project. It’s the perfect way to pass the time!
Set up secret letters in just seconds!
Materials: White Crayon, White paper and Watercolors – Thats it!! This is a crayon resist activity, meaning you paint ON TOP of the crayon. Here’s how to set it up: Take your white crayon and write letters all over the paper. White on white makes them hard to see. When you hand your child the paper, they won’t see a thing on it!
Let the letter hunt begin!
Your child won’t believe their eyes when they paint over the top of that “plain white paper” and suddenly letters are visible. It will seem absolutely magical.
The crayon wax acts as a barrier against the watercolor paint (resisting it) making the letters magically appear on the paper.
A few tips to make this successful and some extensions:
- Make sure the brush has enough paint on it. You can’t paint over this lightly!
- Print your letters firmly but not too firm. If you make them too light, the crayon resist technique doesn’t quite work. Make them too dark and you can see the letters before they’ve been painted over.
- Extensions: Hide words, phrases, sentences. Make a secret note!
- Not ready for letters? Draw pictures, shapes, squiggles – it’s all about the magic in the reveal.