Pre-writing in Rainbow
by Koo Yi Jie
Draw pictures, create patterns and practise writing with this simple homemade Rainbow Salt Tray. It is a great activity for children of all ages.
Skill Level: Easy
Suitable For: 3-4 years old
Estimated Time: 15 - 30 mins
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
Cut the coloured papers into strips to fit by pacing them according to the colours of the rainbow.
Cover the lid lightly with salt.
A box with a depth of about 2-4 inches (e.g. shoe box lid)
100g of cooking salt
Tape the strips of paper together according to the colours of the rainbow and glue it onto the shoebox lid.
Get your child to write letters, numbers, or shapes on the sand and watch as the rainbow colours get exposed!