Monday, 30 January 2017

10+ Montessori Salt trays for writing

We have been working on so much learning letters, reading, and writing lately. Y has been very interested in learning to both read and write, and I have been very busy presenting as many opportunities as I can for him to learn to do so! 

As a result, we have been enjoying fun salt trays for practicing penmanship and writing. Today, I am excited to be sharing tons of fun ideas for creating unique writing trays for children! 

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Montessori Activities:

10+ salt tray ideas for writing practice


Age: 3+
Why: to prepare your child for writing letters, and numbers. Trays like this give children an opportunity to practice writing letters via a tactile experience. 


Psst! Alternatively, instead of salt, you can also use corn starch, sugar, corn meal, rice, or small beads as we have done here.

How to use



Salt trays are great tools because children can easily 'erase' mistakes. They allow an effective way to practice penmanship. You can also offer a paint brush for children to practice pencil grasp. 



Montessori inspired Salt Tray Ideas


Panda writing tray

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Bird Seed Sensory Writing
Ocean themed sensory writing tray
Arctic animal sensory writing tray
Valentine's Day writing tray

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Night Sky Writing Tray
Ice cream writing tray
Sugar cookie theme
Star wars writing tray
Penguin salt tray

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Rainbow writing tray
Moon dust writing

Some supplies that may help


These items may be useful to setting up these activities! You can click on the photos for more details! 


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