Alphabet Soup Water Play

I don't know about you, but my little monsters love nothing more than water play! Although I always feel like it must get boring just some plain old water, some rubber ducks and a couple of boats! So I have been trying to think up activities that we can incorporate into the water tray.  Then I remembered a programme I used to watch on TV and kids used to swim around a big bowl of cereal fishing out letters and thought this would be a really fun premise for this alphabet soup activity.

What You Need:
Water tray (or a bowl) 
Magnetic or foam Letters
Small Bowls 

Set up your invitation to play and put a basket of small bowls and ladel's to the side to be used as and when they are wanted.

We talked about letter sounds, thought of matching words, and we added some glitter etc when they were getting bored to give it an extra oomph, we also used the white board to write different words on to match letters too as an extension. 

Have you tried to introduce letters and sounds to your toddlers and preschoolers? I'd love to hear your ideas!

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