I have used a salt tray for Bear to practice writing ever since I read about it when she was 18 months (she first used the tray to draw and copy lines and shapes).  However, the tray was messy.  I couldn’t leave it out on the shelf or her friends would get into it and I would find salt (or sometimes sand) all over the carpet. Education of Ours motivated me to change my salt tray to a salt box after I saw her post picturing it.

My box was found in the wooden section at JoAnn’s.  It was inexpensive and I had a 50 percent off coupon.  It measures 7 inches by 7 inches and is a little over 1.5 inches deep.  It has a hinged lid on which I can store the letter or letters I want her to work on.  When she opens the lid, she can then put the letter on the inside of the lid to look at.

Linked to Montessori Mondays at One Hook Wonder.