Learning Tasks

Puddle Jump

Active identification game.

Learning Goals

  • Identifying pictures, numbers, letters and/or words
  • Following multi-step directions

Curriculum Connection

Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.

Language –
Oral Communication


  • Blue paint (or blue construction paper)
  • Paint brushes or sponge
  • Permanent marker
  • Tape
  • Optional: rain boots and umbrella (but more fun!)

Suggested word lists:


  • If using paper plates, paint them blue using a paint brush or sponge.
  • Wait for the plates to dry.
  • Cut plates or blue construction paper into puddle shapes.
  • Using the permanent marker, write sight words, numbers, letters or pictures on the puddles.
  • Use tape to tape the puddles to your sidewalk, driveway, or floor inside.

Use letters/numbers or pictures instead of words on the puddles.
Provide instructions that require increased problem solving:
“Jump on a puddle with a word that begins with the sound….”
“Jump on a puddle with a word that rhymes with….”

Verbal Prompts

Let’s find words, (letters, numbers, pictures) together.

First, get dressed up in your rain gear!
Next, listen for me to call out a word.
Next, jump on the puddle that has that word.
Then, listen for the next word.
Next, jump on the puddle that has that word.
Let’s keep going until you have jumped into all the puddles!

Finished! Good job!
You listened and found the puddles with the words.
Time to clean up.
Let’s check your schedule