Sunday, 8 January 2017

Free penguin salt tray cards

Winter is such a fun time to work on penguin themed activities! Today, I am very excited to be sharing a brand new freebie just for you! We used these fun penguin themed cards to practice writing with Y! You can read all about how and why we did this below! 


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Winter Activities: 

Penguin salt tray cards and more


Age: 3+
Why: to prepare your child for writing letters, and numbers. 

How to use

You can use the free penguin printables below in several ways! We used them alongside a Montessori inspired sugar tray! We used sugar instead of salt for writing practice as salt can be unpleasant for dry or sensitive skin. Sugar worked perfectly, but flour and sand will also work just as well! 


Writing letters


The set of printables included here provides a set of capital and lower case letters for practice! Y has really taken to practicing his letters using these cards. 

I really love the Montessori approach of waiting for a sensitive period for a child to learn a particular material. Y is so ready for learning to read and write. He continually asks what letters are and is very eager to write! He was so excited to work with our sugar tray and keeps choosing it from our works rotation! I am just beyond happy to see his passion for learning! 

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Numbers


These printables are also fun to use alongside sandpaper numbers! We used our penguin number printables with sandpaper numbers and a sugar tray. 

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Of course, these cards are perfect for use with a sand tray, but we also have worked on them with sandpaper numbers for another tactile experience! For this variation, I presented:

  • sandpaper numbers
  • penguin number printables
  • marker
Y simply traces the sandpaper number, and then writes it on the printable. 

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Presentation is always simple and appealing to the eye. 


Sight words


This printable pack even includes a blank format that you can customize for your own child. 

For example, you can practice sight words: 
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For tots! 


For younger children, you can start to prepare them for writing by presenting a similar work. You can use the blank cards provided in this set to draw a design, pattern, line, shape, etc. 

Then, ask your child to practice creating these shapes in the tray! 

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Get your set!



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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