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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 pre-readers 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 Alphabet 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.


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 fish cards so your kids can use this activity over and over. Then, 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 Alphabet 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


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