If you are looking to add more sensory play into your day, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will have fun with this Pumpkin Alphabet Sensory Bin.
As your kids pick the pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, they will be learning the ABC’s, developing their fine motor skills, and much more!
Pumpkin Alphabet Sensory Bin:
Sensory bins are containers full of materials that your preschoolers and kindergarteners can play with and explore.
They help your children develop important sensory skills such as touch, smell, sight, and sound.
You can also add other concepts that your kids are learning such as letter recognition and pre-reading skills.
Getting Ready To Use The Pumpkin Alphabet Sensory Bin:
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- 26 Capital Letter Pumpkin Cards
- Lowercase Letter Pumpkin Recording Sheet
What Else Is Needed:
- Plastic Container
- Brown Shredded Paper
- White Card Stock
- Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
- Bingo Dauber or Crayons
- Small Manipulatives (optional)
To prepare this activity for your kids, click on the button below and fill out the form.
Then, download and print the pumpkins on white card stock and the recording sheet on copy paper.
Next, laminate the pumpkins so you can reuse this activity. Then, cut all of the pieces apart.
To get the sensory bin ready for your children, fill a plastic container with brown shredded paper. You can also use rice, noodles, or another sensory bin filler.
Then, put the pumpkins in the sensory bin. Finally, make copies of the recording sheet so all of your kids have a worksheet.
How To Use The Pumpkin Alphabet Sensory Bin:
For this alphabet activity, your kids will pick a pumpkin 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 the circle using a bingo dauber or crayons.
Your preschoolers can also cover the lowercase letter with a small manipulative such as a mini eraser, pom pom, or counter.
Your children will continue to pick the pumpkins, say the names of the letters, and color them on their recording sheets until they have marked them all.
This Pumpkin Alphabet Sensory Bin is a fun way for your preschoolers to work on letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more this fall!
Extend The Learning:
This pumpkin sensory bin is a great addition to your fall unit. You can also read pumpkin books like these:
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
You can pair this activity with more pumpkin-themed activities like these too:
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this letter recognition resource for later? Pin this to your Thanksgiving activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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