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!
Fall literacy activities like this one can be used as an independent center or resource in any early elementary classroom or homeschool.
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 Letter 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!
More Fall Literacy Activities:
This pumpkin sensory bin is a great addition to your fall unit. You can also pair it with these pumpkin-themed books and literacy activities.
Fall Books for Kids:
Reading these picture books to your preschoolers and kindergarteners is a great way to teach them all about the season.
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
Fall Activities for Kids:
With these fall-themed literacy activities, your kids can work on writing strokes, beginning sounds, and much more!
Pumpkin Seed Alphabet Activity from Books and Giggles
Pumpkin Patch Printables from Homeschool Preschool
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These Fall Morning Tubs are fun, hands-on activities that your preschoolers and kindergarteners can use to review or learn new literacy and math concepts.
From letter matching to beginning sounds, your kids will work on a variety of literacy skills through engaging and entertaining themed activities.
Click on the picture to learn more about the resources that are included in this bundle!
Download the Fall Alphabet Sensory Bin:
To get the free printables for the fall literacy activity, click on the button below and fill out the form.