Are you looking for a fun letter recognition and sensory activity for your kids? They are sure to “dig” this Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin as they are learning the ABC’s through sensory play.
Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin:
A sensory bin is a container or tub filled with a material such as water beads, sand, or shredded paper and other objects that will stimulate your children’s senses. They are a fun, hands-on way to explore and learn other concepts such letter recognition and pre-reading skills.
Getting Ready To Use The Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin:
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- Construction Kids Capital Letter Cards
- Construction Kids Lowercase Letter Cards
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminating Pouches
- Plastic Container
- Paint Marker
- Construction Truck Toys (optional)
To prepare this alphabet activity, click on the pencil below to download and print the letter cards. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too. Next, laminate the cards so your kids can reuse this activity and cut them apart.
To set-up the sensory bin, fill a plastic container with sand. I love to use Kinetic sand because it is sensory-friendly and less messy then regular sand. Next, use the paint pen to write a letter of the alphabet on each stone. After the paint dries, put the stones and construction truck toys in the container.
How To Use The Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin:
To begin playing, your kids will select a construction kid letter card and identify the letter on it. They will then dig through the sand in the sensory bin to find the stone that has the same letter.
If your kids are just starting to learn their ABC’s, have them work on just a few letters and then add letters every time your do this activity. If your children know many or all of the letters already, you can mix the lowercase and capital letters together.
You can also have them practice spelling sight words or spelling words. It’s easy to differentiate this activity depending on your children’s letter knowledge.
This Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin is an engaging, hands-on letter recognition activity and fun way to add more sensory play into your day.
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