Fun Summer / Warm Weather Activity – Squirt Gun Learning Games & Races
Our students LOVE the squirt gun race at our end of the school year carnival, so we decided to make it a fun learning activity and let them “take aim” at letters, numbers, shapes, and sight words.
Squirting Stacks of Cups
For this activity you need plastic cups, a permanent marker, squirt bottles or squirt guns, and an outdoor table.
Choose what you wish to practice (letters, sight words, numbers, etc.) and write them on the cups with the permanent marker.
You can choose to have students race against each other or just do individual practice.
Stack the cups on the edge of the table in a pyramid shape (3 on the bottom, then 2, then 1) for each student.
Children stand back a few feet from the table and use the squirt bottle/gun to squirt the cups off of the table (each child shoots towards their own pyramid).
The first child to squirt all of the cups in their pyramid off the table wins.
You can either call out the letters, numbers, sight words, etc. for the students to squirt OR have students say what is on each cup that they squirt.
If you have younger students, you can use a smaller number of cups and put them in a row instead of stacking them.
You can also practice counting skills by instructing the children to shoot a certain numbers of cups off of the table.
Sidewalk Chalk Squirting Activity
For this activity you need sidewalk chalk and squirt bottles or squirt guns.
Choose what you wish to practice (letters, sight words, numbers, etc.) and write them with the sidewalk chalk.
Say a sight word, letter, number, etc. and have students squirt it. You can choose to have students race against each other or just do individual practice.