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.

literacy center sight word activities- put the sand in a pencil box for easy upkeep and clean up! NOTE: this only works with a thin layer of sand. If you put too much the writing doesn't show up. It went over okay with my kids, not their favorite

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

Play Dough Writing Tray

Play Dough Writing Tray

Play Dough Writing Tray-Use this fine motor activity to practice writing letters, sight words, numbers and more. Nash may be more interested in his sight words and letters if we used play dough

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

Tough spot number practice with wet cotton wool buds:)

Tough spot number practice with wet cotton wool buds:) Number Recognition Activity - 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.

What a brilliant idea - secret bat writing

Kinder Max on

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

Turn leaf art into a practice on prewriting with this simple fall based activity for toddlers and preschoolers to create beautiful leaf art patterns.

Leaf Art - Prewriting Practice for Preschoolers

Turn leaf art into a practice on prewriting with this simple fall based activity for toddlers and preschoolers to create beautiful leaf art patterns. (autumn activities for kids)

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