Who doesn’t like an activity that will keep toddlers busy, learning and having fun all at the same time? I sure do! In fact I always have an easy activity ready for my kids in case I need to make a quick phone call or get some house chores done, like cooking or cleaning. There’s always a set of bins full of peas, beans, rice, scoopers, cups and all sorts of fillers right on top of my kitchen cabinets! All I do is bring it down for my kids and they stay independent and busy…usually for a long time!
This Salt Painting Tray is yet another activity I will always have on hand from now on. My kids absolutely loved this idea! All you need is some salt (huge pack under a dollar!), a tray and washable kids paint. Add some fillers and that’s it! This tray, however, is especially fun. Painting is always a good idea, but painting with droppers is even more fun! And painting SALT is a whole new level of experience for the little ones. They’ll love it!
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Materials for salt painting tray:
-Cups with water
First, dump the salt into the tray. Then add a little bit of each paint color into seperate cups (I cut styrofoam cups in half to make small cups) and add water, stir.
What is my child learning?
-Small motor skills (holding, pinching the dropper)
Activities like these are great in so many ways. While improving and exercising important developmental skills, they also allow a child to unwind, relax and focus- making this painting idea wonderful for quiet times and independent play!
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