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Letter A Sensory Bin

Are you looking for Letter A activities for your students? Try this Letter A Sensory Bin!

It’s a low-prep fun letter sorting activity that you can add to your apple or fall units.

Letter A

Through this letter recognition activity, your pre-readers will practice identifying and differentiating between lowercase letter a and capital letter A.

Adding the letters to a sensory bin is a fun way to add more sensory play into your day and turns a simple sorting activity into an interactive one that your kids will love. 

Sensory Activity

What Are Sensory Activities:

Sensory activities stimulate your children’s senses of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. They also include movement and balance activities.

This type of play is important so your children can work on developmental skills such as language and fine motor skills.

Sensory play also lets your kids learn to explore, investigate, observe, experiment, and much more.  

Getting Ready To Use The Letter A Sensory Bin:

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What’s Included:

  • Lowercase and Capital A Apple Bushels
  • Lowercase and Capital A Apples

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Paper Bag
  • Glue
  • Plastic Container
  • Sensory Bin Filler
  • Colored Card Stock (optional)

To prepare this letter recognition activity, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Next, download and print the printables on card stock or copy paper.

Then, laminate the bushels and apples and cut out all of the pieces.

To set-up the sensory bin, fill a plastic container with green shredded paper and red pom poms to look like an apple tree.

You can also use rice, noodles, sand, or any other filler. Finally, put the apples in the sensory bin. 

How To Use The Letter A Sensory Bin:

For this sensory play activity, your kids will pick an apple out of the sensory bin and identify whether it is a capital or lowercase A.

They will then put that apple in the correct apple bushel. 

Letter Recognition Activity

Your kids will continue sorting between capital and lowercase A’s until the bushels are full of apples. 

Learning the ABC's

This Letter A Sensory Bin is a 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 recognition resource for later? Pin this to your alphabet activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

Letter A Sensory Bin

More Apple Activities:

If you are looking for more apple-themed activities, here are some of our favorite books and activities for young learners!

Apple Books for Kids:

Share these fiction and non-fiction apple-themed books with your children this fall.

Apples by Gail Gibbons

How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro

Applesauce Day by Lisa J. Amstutz

Apple Activities for Kids:

With these themed activities, your students can practice letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more.

Apple Up On Top Addition Game

Letter a Apple Craft

Apple Tracing Worksheets 

You May Also Like These Apple Morning Tubs:

If you are looking for more apple-themed activities for your students to do this fall, check out these Apple Morning Tubs for Kindergarten!

As they walk into your classroom, you kindergarteners can use these 20 activities independently to learn and review literacy and math concepts.

Click on the link or the picture to learn more about the activities included in this bundle!

Download the Apple Tracing Worksheets:

After filling out the form below, the PDF will open. You can then download and print the apples and bushels.


Thursday 12th of October 2023

Thank you!


Wednesday 13th of September 2023

Perfect for September


Sunday 10th of September 2023

Can't wait to use this!

Samantha Cumby

Saturday 9th of September 2023

Great resource


Monday 25th of July 2022

This is going to be fun for my kiddos! Thank you.


Friday 8th of September 2023

@Kelley, I can't wait to do this with my class.

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