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Fishing Alphabet Sensory Bin

Are you looking for a way to keep your preschoolers learning the ABC’s all summer long? This Fishing Alphabet Sensory Bin is a real “catch!”

It will engage and entertain your preschoolers and kindergarteners as they practice identifying capital and lowercase letters. 

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Fishing Alphabet Sensory Bin:

If you are looking to add more sensory play into your day, your preschoolers will have so much fun with this simple sensory bin.

This interactive activity can be used independently or in a small group. It’s perfect for classrooms, homeschools, or child care centers!

summer literacy activity

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 way to incorporate other concepts that your kids are learning such as letter recognition and pre-reading skills. 

Getting Ready To Use The Fishing Letter Sensory Bin:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Capital Letter Fish 
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Fish 
  • 2 Letter Recording Sheets
    • Color the Lowercase Letters
    • Color the Capital Letters

What Else Is Needed:

To get this alphabet activity ready for your preschoolers, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Then, download and print the fish and recording sheet that you want to use.

Next, laminate the fish cards so your kids can reuse this activity and cut all of them apart. 

Letter Recognition Activity

To prepare the sensory bin, fill a plastic container with blue shredded paper.

You can also use colored rice, noodles, sand, or another sensory bin filler.  Then, put the fish in the sensory bin. 

How To Use The Fishing ABC Sensory Bin:

For this letter recognition activity, your preschoolers will pick a fish out of the sensory bin and identify the capital or lowercase letter on it.

Fishing for Letters

For even more fun, you can create a fishing pole by tying one end of a piece of yarn to a dowel or ruler.

Next, attach a magnet to the other end of the piece of yarn. Or, you can use the pole from the Melissa and Doug fishing puzzle.

Then, put a paper clip or staple on each fish. Now, your kids can fish a letter out of the sensory bin!


Sensory Activity

After “hooking” a fish, your pre-readers will then mark the letter they picked on the lowercase or capital letter recording sheets using a dot marker.

Letter Sensory Bin

Your kids can also cover the letter with a mini eraser, pom pom, 2-color counter, or other manipulative. 

This Fishing Alphabet Sensory Bin is a fun, hands-on way for your preschoolers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters this summer.

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Alphabet Sensory Bin

More Alphabet Sensory Bin Activities:

If you are looking for more letter sensory bin ideas, try these fun, themed resources!

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To learn more about all the activities included in this resource, click on the link or the picture below!

Download the Fishing Alphabet Sensory Bin Printables:

To get the printables for this letter recognition activity, fill out the form below



Thursday 23rd of March 2023

Thank you.


Sunday 12th of February 2023

Great activity


Friday 5th of August 2022

Thanks for sharing

karla lara

Friday 22nd of July 2022

Awesome activity


Wednesday 15th of June 2022

This is great! Pre-pandemic, I was a reading tutor. I LOVE games like this for preschoolers and kindergartners. I'll be featuring this at Thursday Favorite Things. :)

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