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Salt Writing Tray For Kids

There's a Reason Both Parents and Kids Love This Genius "Salt Tray" Hack

Sight Word Practice Using A Salt Tray | Mama.Papa.Bubba.

Practicing her sight words with a salt tray! 👆 https://mamapapabubba.com/2016/11/13/practicing-sight-words-salt-tray/ This is one of my very favorite ways to have kids practice their printing, sight words, and spelling words. It's waaaaay more fun than having to use a pencil and paper, fixing mistakes is a breeze {fun even - shake, shake, shake!} so it takes away a lot of the anxiety that comes with potentially making a mistake and the frustration that comes with constantly having to erase, and it's a sensory-filled process, which adds interest and holds kids' attention. 👊 Our tray is something I've had for years, but this one would be PERFECT {plus it comes in 9 different colours!}: https://amzn.to/2eP1YPg {affiliate link} Oooh! This multi-coloured one would be SO MUCH FUN too: https://amzn.to/2ePa8XI {affiliate link}

Posted by Mama. Papa. Bubba. Blog on Thursday, November 3, 2016

Now that Jen's little girl is in the first grade, she's been given a list of sight words to practice reading at home each week. Instead of just working on how to the read them, the mother-daughter duo is also focusing on spelling, so Gracen's crafty mama came up with a clever way to turn this "homework" into a hands-on activity.

In a video from November 2016 that's now going viral, Jen shows how a simple DIY "salt tray" is a valuable tool for helping kiddos practice printing, spelling, and refining their handwriting. "It's waaaaay more fun than having to use a pencil and paper, fixing mistakes is a breeze (fun even — shake, shake, shake!) so it takes away a lot of the anxiety that comes with potentially making a mistake and the frustration that comes with constantly having to erase, and it's a sensory-filled process which adds interest and holds kids' attention," Jen shared on Facebook.

Whether you use a shoebox lid and table salt or a special tray and incorporate some glitter into the mix, as long as you have a strong contrast between the white salt and the color of your tray, you and your little one should be all set!

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