This activity was inspired by this Rainbow Salt Tray from Learning4Kids, which is something we will definitely try out at some point. Our version was much less labour-intensive but we did love it, and it did look pretty and wintry in silver and white. It consisted of salt on a foil tray, with some magnetic letters to copy if desired.
This was designed to keep N busy for a little while, so I sat down with two silver foil trays sprinkled liberally with salt and started drawing in the salt.
Within seconds, she was at my shoulder asking, “can I have a turn” – and she had fun mark making in the salt, brilliant sensory play and pre-writing skills!
She copied my design, then had a go at writing a few letters, before drawing pictures of her own: