ABC Soup Alphabet Activity for Learning Letters

Mix up some alphabet soup and let kids spoon up learning during this fun and easy alphabet activity!    Today we have a ton of…

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Mix up some alphabet soup and let kids spoon up learning during this fun and easy alphabet activity!

 
 Today we have a ton of water play activities to share with you so grab a towel and join in the fun! First up, we are presenting ABC Soup, then we are sharing 8 more awesome water play and pirate activities that we love!
ABC Soup Water Play for Learning Letters (preschool, toddler, summer, alphabet, sensory play)
 
 

My kiddos loved playing ABC Soup. We filled up our pirate boat water table, added some letters and started playing. I think our water looks like broth because I dumped in corn meal left over from our Edible Sand Sensory Play activity. Let’s start playing!
 

ABC Soup: Alphabet Activity for Preschoolers

 
ABC Soup Water Play for Learning Letters (preschool, toddler, summer, alphabet, sensory play)
 
Supplies:
Letters
Scoops, spoons, funnels, water play toys
Water 🙂
Letters that will be okay in water (I got ours at the Dollar Tree…I just love dollar store activities!)
Water table, tub, or large bucket
Bowl (optional)
 
Don’t forget water safety-never leave kids unattended! 
 
 

Directions:

1.  Fill container with water, add letters, give kiddos scoops and spoons, and let them catch letters.
 
I let the kids play and explore the activity without making a point to mention the letters. I was thrilled when Ms. Tiger naturally started naming the letters she knew, then asking the names of the letters she didn’t recognize. What a great stress free way to learn!
 
Mr. Tickles picked up letters using his hands and tried out all the water toys we had out helping to improve his fine motor skills.
 
I love it when we do learning activities that both of my kids can enjoy despite their different stages in life.
 
Everyone wants to hold the hose…when water is involved, my kiddos are always happy!
Dumping letters in his soup bowl, picking them out and putting them back in the boat, and doing it all over again.
We love our new scissor handled scoops. They work perfect for water activities because they have holes that let the water drain out.
Ms. Tiger caught letters with her scoop and dropped them in her soup bowl.
ABC Soup…(Oops, it looks like 7 and 9 jumped in the fun)
 
ABC Soup Water Play for Learning Letters (preschool, toddler, summer, alphabet, sensory play)
 
 
 
Now it’s time for the Love to Learn Linky!

 

 

Presenting Water Play & Pirates 
 

This list includes activities for learning, creativity, exploration, movement, and safety. Read through the list and click on the activities that catch your eye. (I would love to know which activities you pick!)

Pirate Slime Sensory Play by Where Imagination Grows
 
Mermaid Jewel Hunt by Well Nourished Nest
 
Pirates Gold Number Play by Kitchen Floor Crafts
 
Water Transportation by Not Just Preschool
 
Pool Safety  by Not Just Preschool
 
 
Search for Letters in the Pool by Mom Inspired Life
 

Walk the Plank by Learning 2 Walk

Make sure to visit the other hosts to see all the exciting features:
Book Activities by Left Brain Craft Brain
Eric Carle & Pirates by Tot Schooling

Thank you to everyone who shared last week. I really appreciate each one of you for participating and I LOVE seeing your wonderful ideas!If you were featured, be sure to grab a button!

Love to Learn Linky Featured
Love to Learn Linky Featured
 
 
 

 

Love to Learn Linky

Now it’s time for some more links! Bloggers, share your posts every Thursday and watch as we round them up and share them all over the place. Almost anything goes, we’re just hoping your activities teach kids (or us!) something (science, art, cooking, behavior, crafting, parenting etc…).

The Love to Learn Linky is hosted by:

a little pinch of perfect
A Little Pinch of Perfect (alittlepinchofperfect.com): Katie combines creativity, play, and learning for the perfect mishmash of fun activities that keep kiddos entertained throughout the day. She wholeheartedly believes in the power of play and feels that all activities naturally provide a fun way to learn.

Left Brain Craft Brain
Left Brain Craft Brain (leftbraincraftbrain.com): Anne is an ex-engineer, current stay-at-home mama writing about crafty ways to encourage creativity (and brain power!) in our kids. Each of her projects gives kids the chance to learn about a new subject and do something crafty at the same time.

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Totschooling (totschooling.net): Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler and a preschooler, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

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One Time Through (onetimethrough.com): Sue is an Elementary School Teacher currently on leave to be at home with her preschooler son. She shares ideas for connecting and learning with kids through meaningful, play-based activities that nurture curiosity and creativity.

Love to Learn Linky Etiquette:

Link up and grab a button!

 
Love to Learn Linky Featured
 
Love to Learn Linky Featured

Love to Learn Linky: An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for playing with us today. If you enjoyed this activity please pin & share it with others to inspire creativity too! Love, Katie & the Kiddos (Original post date: 8/7/2014 Updated: 7/20/2016)

17 comments

  1. Hi Katie! Thanks for linking up – featuring your post at next week Bewitchin' Projects linky ♥

    1. Hi Amanda, It's nice of you to visit 🙂 Thanks so much for the feature, I look forward to next weeks party.

    1. Hi Danielle, you are welcome and thanks for sharing with us each week.

  2. This is so fun! My kids would love that! Thanks for sharing it with us! #pintorials

  3. Looks like a great way to practice ABC's! Featured you on Mom's Library this week!

    1. Hi Ashley, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing the great news! I really appreciate the feature and am excited to see it! Have a fun day!

  4. What a great post. I am pinning this and it will be featured on Meaningful Mama. Thanks so much for linking up with Mom's Library. I hope we see you again this week!

    1. Hi Jodi, thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing the feature! Thanks so much for including us 🙂

  5. What a lovely collection of fun water activities! I especially like the alphabet soup!

    Thanks so much for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo

    1. Hi Jennifer, thanks so much! My kiddos loved it for sure. Have a fun week 🙂

  6. Hi Heather I always love seeing your posts. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! The weather has been a bit cooler here and I fear the end to water activities may be coming really soon 🙁

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