As part of Craftulate‘s 5-day series titled “Play, Craft and Learn with Dinosaurs”, we combined some learning with some fine motor skills. Nico’s been working on writing his uppercase letters, so I thought it would be fun to steer away from the writing work sheet and use a salt tray.
Since he’s so much into dinosaurs I thought why not use a dino tail tip to write with instead of his finger. So I handed him a high-border tray and a container of salt and told him to pour it in. He was a little puzzled, lol. Then I handed him the dinosaur with a pointy tail (makes a difference) and told him to use the tail to write letters, which he had never done without following a dotted line before, but I had his practice sheet next to him for reference.
He really liked that idea and we’ve been doing this for a few days now. He also did numbers and small words in there. For some letters he has a little more issues freehanding them, so I wrote them in the salt, then gently shook the tray to have a faint line that he can use to trace (it was pretty much impossible to take a photo of that, only if you really knew where it was, you would be able to see it).
Please make sure to also check out the other posts in this series: