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You will need a container that is large and flat. You'll want high enough sides to help contain the mess. I used a wooden box that we happened to have. The container isn't important. Just grab a cake pan or baking dish from the kitchen. They work great! Fill your container with salt so that it makes a thick covering over bottom of your dish.
Tip: Put your container on top of a towel for easy clean-up. No matter how carefully we use this, we always get salt outside of the container. The towel will help trap the salt before it gets on the floor and makes clean up a breeze.
Once your salt tray is ready, it's time to practice spelling words. Have your child use their fingers to write each word. To erase, just shake the container a bit and the salt evens out.
When you're done, just pour the salt in a storage container and reuse it for another salt tray. We use the same salt time and time again.
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