Paint Writing Tray

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Here is a great sensory writing activity that is a fun way for your preschooler or kindergartner to practice letter formation, CVC words, sight words and more.

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Here how to get started!

Gather all of your supplies on table that you have covered with kraft paper or plastic sheet.

On the baking sheet pour out the paint. Make sure you use washable paint, this will ensure that cleaning up your baking sheet when your little one is done is easy.

Next, I had my happy four year old use her hands and spread the paint all over the baking sheet as evenly as possible.

Then I had her use her finger to write out CVC words.

To erase the word, she used her hand to smooth out the paint until it was evenly distributed again.

Messy Sensory Fun

This can be a very messy activity so come prepared. Put your little one in a smock and have wipes handy to clean hands.

Great for Reluctant Writers

Although this can be a messy activity it can also be great for preschoolers and kindergartners who may be reluctant to pick up a pencil and practice writing.

It is also an amazing sensory activity and after you finish practicing letter or words it can turn into a fun finger painting activity.

Writing Prompts

I created CVC word writing prompts for my little one using construction paper and a sharpie.

Lots of Fun!

In addition to practicing CVC words, she also practiced writing her name and after she was done she had fun drawing and doodling in the paint!


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  • Washable kids paint
  • Baking Sheet
  • Construction Paper
  • Sharpie


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