Inside: Putting together an alphabet sensory bin is so easy and fun, and a great way to expose toddlers and preschoolers to literacy. And, it builds fine motor skills, too!
Learning is much more fun when it’s part of play! When it’s hands-on and invites kids to use their creativity and imaginations. When they can touch the materials, move them around. That’s exactly what this alphabet sensory bin delivers.
These types of activities are perfect for preschoolers who are starting to recognize letters in the alphabet. They might only be able to recognize a few of the letters, and that is okay! They are being exposed. They might be learning the letters in their names, or even spelling some familiar sight words.
This alphabet recognition sensory bin is appealing to all preschool literacy levels. This is ideal for the classroom! And it provides different textures for a fun sensorial experience.
And…it’s super easy to put together! Let me show you how.
How to Put Together a Fun Alphabet Sensory Bin
The first thing you want to think about is what to put in the bin. It doesn’t need to be exactly like ours.
Some ideas for your alphabet sensory bin:
- Letters of some sort
- Construction vehicles
- Construction pieces
We chose to use Kinetic Sand because of the way it feels and molds and moves. (Seriously, if you’ve never touched this stuff, you must. Grown-ups have just as much fun with it. It’s amazing!)
We added Lincoln Logs for a bit of construction fun.
We used some letter stones that worked well with this construction theme.
For some preschoolers, the fun will be using the construction vehicles.
For others, it will be using the letters, perhaps spelling their names.
Handfuls of sand can be mounded and moved. Structures can be built with whatever construction pieces you add to the bin.
Exposure to the alphabet in a playful way!
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