Invitation to Play: Winter Writing

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:



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