Thursday, 26 January 2017

Panda Salt Tray Cards

We're winding down with our simple Chinese New Year theme. I ended up keeping our works pretty simple as we ended up focusing a bit more on our Arctic study than I had expected, and then moved on quickly to Valentine's Day

Y has been so interested in learning to write, reading, and practicing penmanship. As a result, I have been very busy creating engaging writing activities for him. Today, I am sharing our Panda themed salt tray cards and our fun take on setting up a writing tray for Chinese New Year! Y has been having a blast with these! 

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Montessori Activities:

Panda salt tray cards for Chinese New Year


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. 

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


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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. In this exercise, to go with our theme, I offered Y a chop stick! It was such a fun take on a salt tray! 

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Get your set!


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Includes: 
  • A-Z capital tracing letters in d'nealian font
  • A-Z lower case tracing letters in d'nealian font
  • 0-9 tracng cards in d'nealian font
  • 4 blank cards

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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