This is a great center activity for younger students to help them with their spelling, sight words, motor skills, and handwriting. I would use this as an activity center and have students work on sight words and/or spelling words.
spelling For this spelling activity the teacher writes a word on the chalkboard and the students write over it with a paint brush and water. This helps the students get familiar with spelling words and helps them practice writing them.
I used to use a whisper phone! DIY Whisper Phones~ Children use these to hear themselves as they quietly read aloud. This post has great directions and with pictures that explain how to make them with inexpensive materials.