Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity for kids prewriting montessori sensory

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.

Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity for kids prewriting montessori sensory

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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.

Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity for kids prewriting montessori sensory

Related: Lavender scented slime recipe

Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity for kids prewriting montessori sensory

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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.

Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity for kids prewriting montessori sensory

Related: Fall leaf themed salt tray for letter practice

Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity for kids prewriting montessori sensory

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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Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity for kids prewriting montessori sensory

Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity for kids prewriting montessori sensory

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Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity for kids prewriting montessori sensory

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Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity for kids prewriting montessori sensory

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.

Learn how to make calming lavender playdough from @theartkit www.theartkitblog.com

You may also enjoy making lavender slime. The kids had a blast with this one as well. Check that out here.

How to make slime without borax (with lavender essential oil)

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2 thoughts on “Calming Lavender Salt Tray Writing Activity”

  1. I absolutely love this idea! But I never thought about incorporating it in my lessons or preschool classroom. I use lavender all the time at home though. Can I ask, does the lavender oil really provide the same calming benefits for younger children and do you think it should be done more one on one or would it be successful in a classroom setting? Thanks for this post!
    <3 Allison

    1. I think the lavender oil definitely provides the same calming benefits for younger children as well! This would be fun one on one or in a classroom – it would certainly make the room smell amazing too! 🙂

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