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Salt Writing Names

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Salt can be used to encourage children to write their names, also a great sensory experience.

Materials Needed:

  • Salt
  • Tray

What to do:

  • Pour salt to cover the tray.
  • The child uses their finger to write their name in the salt.

Hints and Tips:

  • Add child's name card for them to copy
  • Use crystal salt for different texture
  • A paintbrush can be used to write with also helps the child with their pencil grasp

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Recognizes letters
    - Understands the same and different.
    - Uses left or right-hand preference.

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Manipulative Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Fine Motor Skills, Learning Games, Literacy and Numeracy, Quiet Games, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

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