This salt tray is an easy and cheap activity to set up and a fun way to introduce young kids to writing. It's also a relaxing sensory experience and supports counting and number recognition. You could also try the letters of the alphabet.
Time: 10 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Pour a thick layer of salt into the tray.
Cut your card into 10 pieces.
Write the numbers 1-10 on each piece of card.
Choose a card with your child and let them draw the shape in the salt.