I’ve put together a few ways that you can use this technique to teach children.
Here I simply back some white paper onto coloured card. I often will do that because it looks a little more attractive and interesting to children but this isn’t necessarily an important step.
When you write with a white candle on a white surface it can be surprisingly difficult. Children will really need to concentrate and think about letter formation and
number formation (if that is what they are working on). This can also be done using a white crayon if no candles are handy.
Here is a little video example of the ‘wow factor’ that children will get from brushing water colour over and area with wax markings. Please keep in mind that I was filming and attempting to paint at the same time! LOL
- Children skip count with number patterns and reveal after they answer
- Children reveal a wax drawn number then have to provide the sums to answer it
- Mapping skills can be developed by children using a set of clues to reveal a location on a specially made map.
Here is an example of providing a child with a beginning sound ‘b’ and asking them to read the picture clue and then make attempts to try and spell the remainder of that word. This is a great way to help with spelling and assist children with listening to the sounds in words.
- Learning the alphabet. Children can test themselves before revealing the next letter.
- Sentence structure. Children write a short sentence for a friend to reveal before they add to that sentence and so on.
- Capital letters and lower case letters.