Add more sensory play into your day with this simple Penguin Alphabet Sensory Bin!
It’s an engaging and entertaining way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to work on learning the ABC’s this winter.
Penguin Alphabet Sensory Bin:
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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- 26 Capital Letter Penguin Cards
- 1 Lowercase Letter Penguin Recording Sheet
What Else Is Needed:
- Plastic Container
- Blue Shredded Paper
- White Pom Poms
- White Card Stock
- Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
- Bingo Dauber
- Small Manipulatives (optional)
To prepare this alphabet activity for your preschoolers, click on the button below and fill out the form.
Next, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Extend The Activity:
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 Craft for Kids from Books and Giggles
Penguin Color By Number Printables from Homeschool Preschool
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!
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