I have used a salt tray for Bear to practice writing ever since I read about it when she was 18 months (she first used the tray to draw and copy lines and shapes). However, the tray was messy. I couldn’t leave it out on the shelf or her friends would get into it and I would find salt (or sometimes sand) all over the carpet. Education of Ours motivated me to change my salt tray to a salt box after I saw her post picturing it.
My box was found in the wooden section at JoAnn’s. It was inexpensive and I had a 50 percent off coupon. It measures 7 inches by 7 inches and is a little over 1.5 inches deep. It has a hinged lid on which I can store the letter or letters I want her to work on. When she opens the lid, she can then put the letter on the inside of the lid to look at.