Wooden Oval Sand Tray with Pre-Writing Stencils


The wooden oval salt tray and the stencils (types of line and strokes) are a magical sensory tool to  develop pre-writing skills before the the introduction of alphabets, letter formation and traditional handwriting (line orientation, spacing, and hand grasp).

This is truly a kinesthetic and multi-sensory activity as children can use their finger, or the wooden pencil, to trace and name the line in the stencil and then use the sand tray to practice making their own lines to decorate the oval! 

Each stencil has the name of the line printed onto one side. Children will learn the correct name for each type of line while also building their literacy skills. When flipped, the card is “blank” giving the child the opportunity to name the line independently.

Benefits of wooden oval salt tray and pre writing stencil set: 

The pre-writing stencils are perfect for:

* Introducing the lines and their corresponding vocabulary words

* Discussing the attributes of each line

* Develop fine motor skills and core strength.

* Develop hand eye coordination, to make small coordinated movements

* Develop the ability to plan and carry out  designs for the oval. 

* Encourages concentration and mindfulness

It’s a great tool to extend and the stencil can be used with a crayon or a pencil colour, shine a light behind them and cast shadows, follow the lines with wool balls to create beautiful patterns, and use different sensory fillers. 

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2 in stock

Included in the set:

  • Wooden oval salt tray 
  • Wooden pencil
  • 6 wooden types of line and strokes stencils 

All our wooden play materials are finished with non-toxic child safe paints.  Small toys can represent a chocking hazard for mouthing babies.  We highly recommend supervising children under the age of three who are still putting items in their mouths.

The beauty of handmade wooden toys is that two of the exact same item may look slightly different due to the natural characteristics of the wood.

Our toys are made with hand-mixed colours and there might be a slight variation in the wooden play materials  to what you see on the website.


Kindly note this product is made to order. Please allow 1 week for the order to be dispatched.




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