Alphabet Week Day 1: Salt Box Letters

Alphabet Week Day 1:  Salt Box Letters


Welcome to The Christian Mama’s Guide Pin-Tastic Summer! If you’re just joining us, click over to our intro post to find out what we’re doing and to see what other crafts, activities and projects we’ve done.

This week, we’re having Alphabet Week. Scroll down to learn how to make salt box letters and then click here to find out what other awesome letter-loving activities we’ve done this week.


What you need:

  • A shoebox or shoebox lid.
  • construction paper
  • rubber cement or glue
  • 1 cup salt
  • glitter (optional, but fun)

What to do:

  1. Cut 4-5 pieces of construction paper to the width of the box by about 4 inches wide.
  2. Carefully lay the pieces in the bottom of the box, using rubber cement or glue to glue them down in stripes.  This doesn’t have to be a perfect process.
  3. Pour salt over your construction paper.  Add glitter.
  4. Have your kids write words in the salt with their fingers.
  5. For my big kids, I would call out a word and have them write it and then I’d check to see if they spelled it correctly.  For Will, I guided his fingers to write the letters in his name and then I let him “doodle” in the salt.  For kids just learning letters, you could call out a letter like “write an A” and see if they can draw it.

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Practice your kid’s letter writing skills with these fun, sparkling salt boxes.  Here’s how to make one:  Click to Tweet

1 Comment

  1. This would be a great sensory experience for learning letters and sight words.


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