You know what’s more fun than writing your spelling words with pencil and paper? Writing them in a salt tray!
A salt tray is easy to set up and fun to use. I’ve seen it used often in a preschool setting for kids that are just learning to write.
But, it’s just as appealing to older kids. My third grader loves the chance to practice Salt Tray Spelling Words.
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How to set up
You will need a container that is large and flat. You’ll want the sides to be high enough to help contain the mess.
I used a wooden box that we happened to have. The container isn’t important. Just grab a cake pan or baking dish from the kitchen. They work great!
Fill your container with salt so that it makes a thick covering over bottom of your dish.
Tip: Put your container on top of a towel for easy clean-up. No matter how carefully we use this, we always get salt outside of the container. The towel will help trap the salt before it gets on the floor and makes clean up a breeze.
Practice Salt Tray Spelling Words
Once your salt tray is ready, it’s time to practice spelling words.
Have your child use their fingers to write each word. To erase, just shake the container a bit and the salt evens out.
When you’re done, just pour the salt in a storage container and reuse it for another salt tray. We use the same salt time and time again.
You may also like one of these fun spelling ideas:
Write Spelling Words with Cotton Swabs
Spell with a Driveway Letter Grid
Write Spelling Words in Shaving Cream
Buy the 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words Ebook
You can purchase a printable form of this book for $7.50 The book is designed to print and turn into a half-page size booklet. It’s perfect to keep at your homework station. Your kids can flip through and find a fun way to practice their spelling words.
The ideas will be convenient and ready to use. No need to turn on the computer every day for ideas.
Most activities require little to no prep time. And, if you make sure you have all the supplies on the Master Supply List (included in the book) on hand, you’ll be able to do any of these fun spelling word ideas any time.
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