Monday, September 9, 2013

Salt Tray Letters

Hello, friends and happy Monday!

It's that time again... time for a simple, very cost-effective activity to help your preschooler practice his or her letters.

Here's what you'll need:

:: Foil cake pans
:: Morton's salt
{Feel free to sub sugar, play sand, flour; anything that will create visible lines when you drag your fingers through it.  I knew my little would immediately want to taste it (alright, not the play sand, but I didn't have any handy), so sugar and flour were out unless I was willing to combat a feeding frenzy instead of writing practice.}

Pour the salt into the cake pan until you have a layer approximately 1-2 inches deep.  Draw letters on index cards, and let your little one go to town recreating them in the salt.

Easy peasy, right?

We were working on X, so we practiced it several times.  Then, she wanted to write her name, so we did that, too!  This activity works best if they can practice several different letters at a time, or capitals then small letters would work too.  You could do numbers, symbols, your telephone number, or just a little fun free play time where they create whatevs they're in the mood for.

How'd Leah like it?

As Pete the Cat would say... "It's ALL good!"

Happy learning!

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