We’re winding down with our simple Chinese New Year theme. I ended up keeping our works pretty simple as we ended up focusing a bit more on our Arctic study than I had expected, and then moved on quickly to Valentine’s Day.Y has been so interested in learning to write, reading, and practicing penmanship.

As a result, I have been very busy creating engaging writing activities for him. Today, I am sharing our Panda themed salt tray cards and our fun take on setting up a writing tray for Chinese New Year! Y has been having a blast with these!

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Panda salt tray cards for Chinese New Year

Age: 3+
Why: to prepare your child for writing letters, and numbers. Writing trays like this give children an opportunity to practice writing letters via a tactile experience.
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Psst! Alternatively, instead of salt, you can also use cornstarch, sugar, cornmeal, rice, or small beads as we have done here.

 

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How to use salt trays

Salt trays are great tools because children can easily ‘erase’ mistakes. They allow an effective way to practice penmanship.
You can also offer a paint brush for children to practice pencil grasp. In this exercise, to go with our theme, I offered Y a chopstick! It was such a fun take on a salt tray!

 Beautiful Places in China Cards - use these to create a fantastic China Unit Study, for your Asia continent boxes, or for Chinese New Year Activities! #chinesenewyear #chinaunitstudy #montessoriactivities

Get your set of Panda Salt Tray Cards

Includes:

  • A-Z capital tracing letters in d’nealian font
  • A-Z lower case tracing letters in d’nealian font
  • 0-9 tracng cards in d’nealian font
  • 4 blank cards
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Panda Salt Tray Cards

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