I loved doing this when I was learning how to read and write! Have the child say the individual letters as they trace them in the salt/cornmeal, and you're addressing all three learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.
DIY tugging box for young toddlers. When they pull at one end it lengthens and shortens the ribbon at the other. Great for learning cause and effect and problem solving. Laughing Kids Learn
Another pinner said "I loved this life skills list! It gave me lots of ideas on things I want to work on with my children, in fun ways. If more people knew how to do all of these things well before adult life, it would make the adjustment a lot easier."
Bouncing bubbles...bubbles that dont pop! Just like the Gymboree ones! Yay Ive been looking for this recipe Great Bubble DIY for Kids Make Bubbles that Will Bounce