Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity
Salt trays are fantastic for writing practice – kids love the sensory aspect and it’s such a fantastic way to learn. By adding in lavender essential oils, it adds an extra bit of fun and helps to calm as well. Read on below to see how we created this calming lavender salt tray writing activity.
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What You’ll Need
Related: Calming lavender playdough
What to Do
Begin by pouring about 1/2 cup salt into a plastic bag, one drop of food coloring, and two drops of essential oil. Seal your plastic bag and squish until everything has been mixed well.
Related: Lavender scented slime recipe
Next, pour your lavender scented salt onto a tray. You can allow it to dry for a bit (about 15-30 minutes) or you can begin working with it right away. We noticed our fingers turned a tiny bit purple because we used ours right away but the coloring washed right off afterwards.
Encourage your child to practice writing shapes, letters, or even words in the tray. This lavender salt tray writing activity can be adapted to many different ages and skill levels.
You could even practice math or spelling with the salt tray. You might even notice your child is more eager to practice those skills if it involves using a salt tray.
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Looking for more simple + fun educational activities? Be sure to check out our other fun ideas:
If you love lavender, you’ll love our lavender playdough recipe. Check it out here.
You may also enjoy making lavender slime. The kids had a blast with this one as well. Check that out here.
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