We tried salt writing for the first time today. I felt that Caleb was ready to try writing letters since he could already sound out both uppercase and lowercase letters.
1. Container for salt – I used a cake pan
2. 1/4 cup of iodized salt
3. Flash cards
Started with an easy letter. Lowercase letter “L”. Then I let Caleb choose what letter he wanted to do next. He chose “V”. Here he is writing it.
He also wrote “C” for Caleb. We just did those three letters and he just wanted to draw scribbles on the salt. I didn’t push him to do more letters since the main objective was to have fun and learn at the same time. We can try other letters next time 🙂
This activity can get messy, so make sure to do it in a place that’s a breeze to clean up. I had to find out the hard way. HAHAHAHA! Activity was fun and delicious for Caleb ( since he loves all things salty).
I found another use for my thesis drafts!
I used them to make fish cutouts.
I drew some letters and poked holes in them. I fastened some rubber bands to them. So they could be hooked to our make-shift fishing rod.
For the fishing rod, I used a paintbrush with a long handle. I tied a ribbon to it and used a paperclip for a hook.
Caleb had to listen to a word that I said and hook the fish with the correct beginning sound. I also varied this by showing him picture flashcards.
Here he is busy “catching” fish. This was also great practice for fine motor skills 🙂
When we were done, he hooked all the fish onto the rod.
A simple, fun, and inexpensive learning activity 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!
We are now studying tetter U and one of the words that begin with the short /u/ is underwear. Thought this would be a fun activity. I showed Caleb real underwear (no pictures of course!)– his, mine and Dada’s. Then we did this activity.
Tracing the letter U.
Gluing the clothes (Note: using this kind of glue is better than glue stick because it strengthens the hand and finger muscles that they use for writing 🙂 )