I loved doing this when I was learning how to read and write! Have the child say the individual letters as they trace them in the salt/cornmeal, and you're addressing all three learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

Spelling Pin "Kinesthetic Words" some fine sand into a pencil box and give students an un-sharpened pencil. They can trace spelling words the sand! And the pencil box keeps the sand neat and tidy!

DIY Salt Tray and Alphabet Cards

Had when i worked in a preschool and kids love them! I would use colored sand instead of white salt. DIY salt tray with alphabet cards. Easy to make and kids have fun smoothing out the salt after correctly making the letter

Blackboard paint tree slices for natural mark making on the go. Great outdoor mark making idea. Kiddies could do this before working in their sketchbook. A basket of these for children to take out and explore.

26 Beautiful Ways To Use Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint + wood slices =great table numbers for wedding center pieces

Tough spot number practice with wet cotton wool buds:)

Tough spot number practice with wet cotton wool buds:) You could use this to practice number recognition and also number bonds. Find OR find 4 + 4

Free printable ice cream alphabet cards for this super simple writing tray filled with sprinkles! Practice pre-writing and fine motor skills.

Ice Cream & Sprinkles Alphabet Writing Practice

Free printable ice cream alphabet writing practice cards for this super simple sprinkle filled writing tray! Practice pre-writing and fine motor skills.

Rainbow sensory writing tray for early writing skills

Rainbow Sensory Writing Tray

Make a rainbow sensory writing tray for colourful, fun invitation to so mark making, practise letter formation, learn sight words and draw pictures! So simple to create and very exciting to use as a l

What a brilliant idea - secret bat writing

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“RT Children love using torches.We played secret messages on black paper.

Alternative to writing in sand, writing in sequins.

Alternative to writing in sand, writing in sequins. Use spelling words instead

Activities to develop handwriting skills, plus recommended apps and resources for students with emerging writing skills. Great fine motor strengthening tasks that are engaging and easy to set up. Just think of all the ways you could incoprporate that spray bottle!! Read more at: http://intheplayroom.co.uk/2015/01/04/fun-ways-work-handwriting-skills/

Fun Ways to Work on Handwriting Skills

Activities to develop handwriting skills, plus recommended apps and resources for students with emerging writing skills. Great fine motor strengthening tasks that are engaging and easy to set up. Just think of all the ways you could incoprporate that sp


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Scribble Doodle and Draw: use paint baggies to practice printing letters, sight words, spelling words, etc. so many ways! --I like the addition of the qtip as the writing tool for fine motor practice!

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Roll the dice and copy the pattern. Adapt this for writing numbers by inserting numbers, or use for games with pictures of Numicon plates.

Letter formation idea. Emergent writing. Mark Making. Teaching. Classroom. Resources. EYFS. Early Years. Reception. Children. Learning

how to spell top ten tips for kids spelling

spelling For this spelling activity the teacher writes a word on the chalkboard and the students write over it with a paint brush and water. This helps the students get familiar with spelling words and helps them practice writing them.

Rainbow writing salt tray + lots of rainbow-themed literacy ideas

Rainbow themed literacy activities

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Bright orange sand for the mark making area this week. Thanks to Rachel at stimulating learning again for the printables I use in this area!

Laser beam superhero challenge. Can you go under and over the laser beams and save the teddy from the baddies?

Part of the ideal outdoor classroom.spatial skills, personal negotiations, physical control, hand eye coordination, understanding of connections for the string.so many possibilities!

Pretend to be detective by reading tiny writing using magnifying glasses! Might get my little biologist to practice her sight words

We have tried this in my setting, everyone became phonics detectives! It was amazing and the kiddies loved it!

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