My daughter, XGirl, has loved space for nearly two years now. She knows all about the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the planets, the stars, and our galaxy.
To honor her love of space, in this next installment of my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series I am sharing a space sensory writing tray you can use to help space-loving kids practice their letters.
My inspiration for this space sensory writing tray was the moon. In many photographs, the moon appears to be covered with a blue-grey dust. I attempted to recreate that look by covering the bottom of a metallic baking pan with salt dyed blue using liquid watercolors. (Our collection of liquid watercolors come from both Amazon and Discount School Supply).
I then added a few astronaut figurines and a space shuttle to complete the tray.
I invited my daughter over and introduced the tray. She was intrigued by the space figurines, and she wanted to write an ‘s’ for ‘space.’
So I showed her how to write letters in the blue moon sand.
When she finished, she simply gave the tray a small shake to “erase” the letter and then she could begin again.
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More alphabet posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Road Letters
- Letter hunt sensory bin
- Erasing letters with a Q-tip
- Making letters with straws and play dough
- I spy letter hunt
- Letter puzzles
- Montessori sandpaper letters
- Smash the puffy letters
- Mini letter hunt with a magnifying glass
- Kinetic sand letters
- Crystallized letters
- Letter hop
- Letter tic-tac-toe
- Rainbow letters
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