Make a monster slime sensory writing tray for such a fun way to learn to write the alphabet, practise phonics, name writing and sight words! The googly eyes are so much extra fun and this theme could be paired with many fantastic monster story books too.
Here’s the next in our ongoing sensory writing tray series! We have a tray for every season now and also many themes too. Browse the extensive archives to find a favourite to try with your own child or class!
For this monster slime sensory writing tray you will need:
a sandwich serving tray or similar, shallow tray
large, googly eyes
a squirt of dish soap/ washing up liquid (optional)
Simply squeeze a small amount of green paint into a tray so that it covers the base with a thin layer. You want to be able to see the base when you trace your finger through it, or else it won’t work. A shiny or plastic based tray is best, and even better if it’s in a contrasting colour so that the marks are clearly visible.
Then sprinkle some green glitter over the top and drop some googly eyes around the edges, keeping the middle area free for writing and mark making.
I wrote some letter sounds from some of the first phonics groups for Miss 4 to practise, and cut them out to look like gooey monster splats!
You could equally use these to write sight words onto for 6 year olds + to be copying and practising. My older girls loved this tray too and used it to write their own words as I called them out. It makes a MUCH more fun way to learn those boring spelling lists than by writing them with a pencil!
It would be lots of fun to add one of those little monster finger puppets to this monster slime sensory writing tray! Do you remember the one we always got in party bags as kids with the long arms and big eyes?!
The sensory appeal of this tray is wonderful and she really enjoyed running her fingers through it, drawing pictures and free mark making too! If you choose to add the squirt of dish soap/ washing up liquid, it will make it even more tactile and slimy to touch.
Use the same tray to write numbers, answer calculations questions and do pattern work too.
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Here is our full collection of SENSORY WRITING TRAYS, from autumn spices to winter snow, fairies, moon dust, Star Wars and Harry Potter! There’s something to please everyone and they can be adapted to suit 3 to 9 years +!
Here’s our PLAYFUL LITERACY archives too where you can find zillions of ways to make storytelling, rhyme, reading and writing SO much fun for little ones!
This is so cute! Is there a certain type of paint you recommend that is okay for kids to put their hands in?