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Penguin Alphabet Sensory Bin

Add more sensory play into your day with this simple and low-prep Penguin Alphabet Sensory Bin

It’s an engaging and entertaining for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to work on learning the ABC’s this winter. 

Penguin Letter Recognition Activity

This penguin-themed sensory activity is easy to set up and use in any early elementary classroom or homeschool.

With just a few simple supplies and the free printables, you’ll have a fun literacy and sensory activity that you can add to your winter or penguin unit. 

Getting Ready To Use The Penguin Alphabet Sensory Bin:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Capital Letter Penguin Cards
  • 1 Lowercase Letter Penguin Recording Sheet

What Else Is Needed:

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

After receiving the email with the printables, download and print the capital letter penguins on white card stock and the lowercase letter penguin recording sheet on copy paper.

Then, laminate the cards for extra durability and all the penguins apart. 

Winter Letter Recognition Activity

To get the sensory bin ready for your kids, fill a plastic container with blue shredded paper and white pom poms.

You can also add paper snowflakes. (I made them using a snowflake-shaped hole punch.)

Instead of using shredded paper, you can also use rice, noodles, or another sensory bin filler. 

Then, put the penguin cards in the sensory bin. Finally, make copies of the recording sheet so all of your kids have a worksheet. 

How To Use The Penguin Alphabet Sensory Bin:

For this letter recognition, your kids will select a penguin out of the sensory bin and identify the capital letter on it.

Learning the ABC's

Next, they will find the matching lowercase letter on the recording sheet and color in the circle using a bingo dauber or crayon. 

Your children can also cover the letter with a small manipulative such as a mini eraser, pom pom, or snap cube.

Letter Find Activity

Your kids will continue to pick the penguins, say the names of the letters, and color them on their recording sheets until they have marked them all.  

Letter Recognition Activity

This Penguin Alphabet Sensory Bin is a fun way for your preschoolers to work on letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more this winter! 

More Penguin Activities for Kids:

Before your kids begin this sensory activity, you can share fiction and non-fiction books about penguins with them.

You can also pair this resource with other themed activities such as:

Penguin Letter Search Activity

Penguin Tracing Worksheets

Penguin Number Words Book

You May Also Like These Penguin Activities:

Are your teaching your kids all about penguins? Then, these Penguin Activities are a must have!

This packet is full of resources to help you teach and your children learn all about the life cycle and parts of a penguin.

Click on the picture to learn more about all of the activities included in this bundle!

Penguin Activities

Download the Penguin Alphabet Sensory Bin Printables:

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Wednesday 18th of January 2023

I can't seem to find the link to have the penguin alphabet sensory activity emailed to me.

ABC's of Literacy

Wednesday 18th of January 2023

I'm sorry that you are having trouble. You will see the text "Download the Penguin Alphabet Sensory Bin Printables." There is a grey box under that text where you can fill in your name and email address. If you don't see that box, check to see if you have an ad or pop-up blocker that is preventing it from showing up on the page. Hope that helps!


Monday 2nd of January 2023

My class loves to look around the room for the letters! Great for those that are active learners!!

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