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Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin

We are headed to the Big Top today with this fun, themed Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin!

In this hands-on sensory activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will practice learning the ABC’s.

There are many ways to use this resource so it’s easy for you to differentiate it for your students.

Learning the ABC's

This letter recognition activity is a fun way for pre-readers to practice recognizing lowercase and capital letters.

You can have your preschoolers work on one set of letters at a time.

You can also mix the letters together and work on both depending on your children’s letter knowledge.

If your kids know all of the letter names, you can differentiate this activity and have them practice identifying the letter sounds. 

Alphabet Sensory Bin

What Is A Sensory Bin?

A sensory bin is a container or tub filled with a material such as water beads, sand, or shredded paper.

You can also add other objects that will stimulate your children’s senses.

They are a fun, hands-on way to explore and learn other concepts such as letter recognition and pre-reading skills. 

Getting Ready To Use The Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin:

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What’s Included:

  • 52 Peanut Box Letter Cards
  • 26 Elephant Letter Mats 
  • 1 Circus Capital Letter Recording Sheet
  • 1 Circus Lowercase Letter Recording Sheets

What Else Is Needed:

  • Plastic Container
  • Peanuts
  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Bingo Daubers

To get this letter recognition activity ready for your students, fill out the form below to download and print the printables.

Next, laminate the cards so your children can use this activity over and over. Then, cut all of the cards apart. 

Sensory Activity

To set-up this sensory bin, fill a plastic container with peanuts.

If your classroom is peanut-free, you can also use brown shredded paper, packing peanuts, brown pom poms, or kinetic sand.

Then, put the peanut boxes with letters in the sensory bin. 

How To Use The Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin:

To begin using this sensory activity, your kids will pick a peanut box card out of the bin and identify the capital or lowercase letter on the card. 

Sensory Bin

Next, they will mark the letter that they identified on the recording sheet.

Your kids will then continue picking letter cards out of the bin and coloring the circles on the worksheets. 

Letter Recognition Activity

Your students can also match the peanut box letters to the elephant mats.

There are many different ways to use this activity so you can easily differentiate it for your young learners! 

Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin

This Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin is a hands-on way for preschoolers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters. It’s a fun addition to your circus or carnival-themed units!

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Click on the link or picture to learn more about all the different resources included in this bundle!

Download The Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin:

To get the free printables for the Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin, fill out the form in the box.



Thursday 6th of April 2023

I love this. Thank you.


Monday 27th of February 2023

Thank you for the Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin activities. The children will have fun with these.


Saturday 19th of February 2022

Hi, Thank you so much for all the freebies. May the Good Lord Bleses you more. 💕🙏


Tuesday 15th of February 2022

I can't find the link to print all this awesome stuff. Can you send it to me?

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Tuesday 15th of February 2022

Hi! Above this comment box, you will see "Download the Freebie." Click on the button and you can download and print the activity. Hope that helps!

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