This Salt Tray Math Activity is an activity that anyone can do today! Literally, requires only a tray and some salt. I bet you have both of those at now right now. Okay and some flashcards.
Alina (4) was so surprised I was dumping all that salt into a tray but she had soooo much fun learning her math this way. Writing and drawing using it is fascinating!
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Materials salt tray math activity:
Dump enough salt into the tray to cover the bottom completely (too much salt will make it difficult to write). Using the permanent markers write addition or subtraction math problems on the flashcards, keeping in mind your childs’ age. Rules are simple: the child has to go through all of the cards writing full math problem out and solving them!
What is my child learning and improving?
-Math (this activity is a fun way to learn addition and subtraction)
-Fine motor skills (using their finger to solve the math problems)
-Hand-eye coordination (writing)
-Writing (kids are using their finger to write out the numbers on the salt tray)
-Cognitive skills (thinking about the math problems, predicting, analyzing)
-Sensories (touching the texture of salt, hearing)
Wow, now THAT’s a list! This is truly an easy activity to set up and it helps improve so many areas of a childs’ development. From writing, using fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination to working on focus/concentration and of course memorizing, recognizing and learning math.
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