This is a really simple activity to support learning to read, write and spell. We’ve used coloured salt in our version however, play sand, soil, glitter or plain table salt works just as well. Store whichever material you use in a jar and then it’s something that you can bring out and use frequently. So here we go learning writing and spelling with a simple Salt Tray Activity for kids.
Salt trays provide a great way to write, erase and do again time and time and works from using with preschoolers to working on mark making and those starting to write their letters -> see how it’s used here with ideas of the type of marks to make with this Salt Tray for Mark Making with Preschoolers.
As your child learns letter sounds, starts to work on word building, and with reading, spelling and writing of high-frequency words, you can use the salt tray again and again.
Using the Salt Tray
Check out our ideas for games and activities using the salt tray to learn to write and read with your child for more ideas.