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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!

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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:

  • Plastic Container
  • Blue Shredded Paper
  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Dot Marker

Letter Recognition Activity

To get this alphabet activity ready for your preschoolers, click on the button below and fill out the form.

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. 

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.


Alphabet Sensory Bin

You May Also Like The Get Ready to Read Summer Camp:

Do you want to prepare your preschoolers for the upcoming school year?

Or, have your kindergarteners review concepts to prevent the summer slide?

This month-long bundle of engaging and educational activities will keep your kids learning this summer.

Click on the picture below to learn more about the “Get Ready to Read Summer Camp.”

More Alphabet Sensory Bin Activities:

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

Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin

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Sun Letter Recognition Activity

Letter B is for Birds Sorting Activity from 3 Boys and a Dog

Strawberry Letter Recognition Activity

Download The Fishing for Letters Sensory Bin Printables:

To get the printables for the Fishing for Letters Sensory Bin delivered to your inbox, click on the button below and fill out the form. 


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. :)

Norma Riley

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

Thank you for sharing these amazing resources. I was wanting to get the fish, I click on download, fill in the information, and nothing happens. I have receive nothing. same thing with the sea shell alphabet. Thank you

ABC's of Literacy

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

The printables will be email to you. It may take up to an hour to get the email. Be sure to check your Spam folder too. If you don't get them, let me know.


Friday 27th of May 2022

Loved it... Thank you