Make a flower themed sensory writing tray for preschoolers and school aged kids to practise mark-making, letter formation, name writing and sight words! My eldest have been perfecting their cursive script using this sensory writing tray too, so they’re fabulous for all ages.
The latest in our sensory writing tray series features a very simple set up using a thin layer of salt, dyed green, and some fabric flowers to decorate!
We already owned this fabulous flower pen, and just taped a foam sticker over the writing end so that the ink didn’t mark the bottom of the wooden tray. They loved using this fun writing tool!
As usual, the children used this to suit their own interests and stage of development. Miss 4 has been learning her letters (graphemes) to match the sounds (phonemes) that she has already secured aurally. We have started with all of the letters in her own name and are moving onto the first group of letter-sounds SATPIN as her next ones to learn. I write one in the tray and she copies or traces over the top.
Miss 6 has been practising sight words from her familiar word list and is starting to use cursive script effectively. It’s hard to have to switch from print to cursive and I’m always impressed how fast they pick things up.
Miss 7 is confident with her sight words and is also enjoying her cursive handwriting, and used the tray to write out character names from Harry Potter as that is the main interest at the moment! She enjoys modelling what she’s doing to her siblings. They always learn so much better from each other I find!
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