Pre-writing with Rainbow

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Fine-motor skills, gripping, hand eye coordination, sequential direction, arm muscles control, wrist control
  • Intellectual - Spatial awareness, cause and effect, pre-writing skills, creativity, pre-academic vocabulary development, articulation and phonological awareness
  • Emotional - Engagement, appreciation, increased social emotional competence, fun
  • Social - Engage in receptive language to invite others to admire their work, share feelings and experiences, engage others
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Draw pictures, create patterns and practise writing with this simple homemade Rainbow Salt Tray. It is a great activity for children of all ages.
Skill Level
Easy
Suitable for
3-4 years old
Estimated time
15 - 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • A box with a depth of about 2-4 inches (e.g. shoe box lid)
  • Colored papers
  • 100g of cooking salt
  • Sticky tapes
  • Paintbrushes

Step 1

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Gather the materials

Step 2

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Cut the coloured papers into strips to fit by pacing them according to the colours of the rainbow.

Step 3

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Tape the strips of paper together according to the colours of the rainbow and glue it onto the shoebox lid.

Step 4

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Cover the lid lightly with salt.

Step 5

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To play:
This activity is very open-ended but here are some ideas to try.
Getting children to write letters/numbers/shapes with a paintbrush on the salt.

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Ask the Kids

What is the purpose of salt for our human body?

Did you know?

Using different writing tools provides a different effect. Try it!

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below