Pre-writing with Rainbow

by Koo Yi Jie

Learning Framework?

  • Physical

  • Intellectual

  • Emotional

  • Social

WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Fine-motor skills, gripping, hand eye coordination, sequential direction, arm muscles control, wrist control

  • Intellectual - Spatial awareness, cause and effect, pre-writing skills, creativity, pre-academic vocabulary development, articulation and phonological awareness

  • Emotional - Engagement, appreciation, increased social emotional competence, fun

  • Social - Engage in receptive language to invite others to admire their work, share feelings and experiences, engage others

SKILL LEVEL:

Easy

SUITABLE FOR:

3-4 years old

ESTIMATED TIME:

15 - 30 mins

ENVIRONMENT:

Indoors

What You Will Need

  • A box with a depth of about 2-4 inches (e.g. shoe box lid)

  • Colored papers

  • 100g of cooking salt

  • Sticky tapes

  • Paintbrushes

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Draw pictures, create patterns and practise writing with this simple homemade Rainbow Salt Tray. It is a great activity for children of all ages.

Step 1

Gather the materials

Step 2

Cut the coloured papers into strips to fit by pacing them according to the colours of the rainbow.

Step 3

Tape the strips of paper together according to the colours of the rainbow and glue it onto the shoebox lid.

Step 4

Cover the lid lightly with salt.

Step 5

To play:
This activity is very open-ended but here are some ideas to try.
Getting children to write letters/numbers/shapes with a paintbrush on the salt.

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