I love finding ways to help toddlers explore and get messy through sensory play and this salt tray squirt activity quickly became a favourite!
Sensory Salt Tray Squirty Fun
How to make lines and dots
What the water was doing to the feel of the salt
If you are up for a little mess and colour though then just look at what your children might create. I think it's beautiful don't you?
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Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
What pretty salt you ended up with! Great fine motor idea!
Jodie Clarke says
Thanks Emma…the colours were lovely…until we got to the green sludge stage lol
Hey welcome back. I’m sure this would work with sugar too wouldn’t it – as I’m sure my sensory seeker would stick it in his mouth!
Great idea and lovely photos!
I wouldn’t do this with sugar. Talk about a big, sticky mess! Sugar melts differently than salt too. Salt is edible, they just won’t like the taste and probably won’t try to eat it again.
Ness @ One Perfect Day says
Oh wow Jodie! So simple but so fun. We are SO doing this tomorrow. R will love it.