Foil Pan Salt Writing

Since the foil pan (or roasting pan if you prefer something heavier) has very deep sides, it makes it a great container for things that otherwise would get all over the place.  When doing station activities like this, activities kids can really get into, there are things you can do to make your life a bit easier.  Place a towel, placemat, tablecloth, etc. underneath the pan, bin or tray so you can just dump anything that spills over into the sink, garbage can or out in the grass.

Idea #2:  Salt Writing/Drawing Station

It is so easy and provides some sensory input while promoting the fine motor skills of drawing and handwriting.  If your child does not like touching this, try using the non-spoon end of a wooden spoon.  The salt writing station allows children to play, draw and write in a sand-like material without the icky feeling of having sand sticking to their hands. Knowing my child’s love of salty things, he may end up licking his fingers just to get to taste it!

Here’s how you get your very own salt writing tray!

Step 1: Get an empty foil pan.

Step 2: Get some fine salt and pour it into the pan, creating a layer of salt that covers the bottom of the pan.

Step 3: It is now ready for your child to start writing...

or drawing!

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