By tracing in the salt* with a pencil eraser, the child can compare his or her letter (or number) to the one shown on the card. It's easy to repeat over and over, and if kept in a tray deep enough, should be mess-free**.*Not for the superstitious teacher, though.**Yeah, kids are messy and never listen so this could end up being messy.
Combine visual learning and numerical ordering with these DIY number puzzles. Children have to arrange the numbers first, looking to the puzzle as clues to see if they're doing it correctly, which aids in self-assessment skills. Find the instructions here and use the images provided, or for higher grade levels, print more complex photos for your puzzles.