Salt Box

Sometimes kids struggle with pen and paper writing activities. A great alternative to practicing handwriting is using a salt box.

Find a shallow box (or purchase one here) and if the box is light in color, tape black construction paper to the bottom, inside of the box. (This will make a better contrast with the white salt and help your child see the letters he is writing better).


Now add some salt and let your child use his finger to “write” his letters or spelling words in the box.


Your kids don’t like the feel of salt? No worries! Try using corn meal instead.

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