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Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin

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

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. 

Construction Sensory Bin

Getting Ready To Use The Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin:

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What’s Included:

  • Construction Kids Capital Letter Cards
  • Construction Kids Lowercase Letter Cards

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Container
  • Sand
  • Stones
  • Paint Marker
  • Construction Truck Toys (optional) 

Sensory Play

To prepare this alphabet activity, click on the button below and fill out the form. Next, download and print the letter cards.

Then, 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. 

Sensory Activity

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.

Sensory Bin

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.

Letter Recognition Activity

This Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin is an engaging, hands-on letter recognition activity and fun way to add more sensory play into your day.

Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this letter activity for later? Pin this to your sensory or alphabet activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

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Wednesday 27th of September 2023

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Thursday 17th of August 2023

I can not get this to open for me. I would love to do this in my classroom but I need the cards. Could someone please contact me?

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Friday 18th of August 2023

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Richella J Parham

Thursday 17th of February 2022

This is a wonderful idea! Wish I'd thought of this when my sons were little. . . but now I have a grandson who will enjoy this in a couple of years.

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

This is so cute and such a great idea. Kids not only will play but learn at the same time. Thanks for sharing your post this week. #HomeMattersParty

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