Celebrate a tropical Christmas this year with engaging and entertaining activities like this Sand Snowman Alphabet Sensory Bin!
Christmas literacy activities are a fun way for your young learners to work on letter recognition and much more this holiday season.
You can add this resource to your Holidays Around the World unit or use it as a Christmas-themed sensory activity.
When kids are exposed to the alphabet in a fun and interactive way, they are more likely to be interested in learning about letters and their sounds.
With alphabet sensory bins, they can explore their senses while also learning to identify letters by their names and shapes.
In addition, these types of activities can also help children improve their fine motor skills.
By picking up and manipulating small objects, they can develop the dexterity and coordination they need for writing and other activities.
Getting Ready to Use the Sand Snowman Letter Sensory Bin:
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- 26 Capital Letter Sand Snowmen Cards
- 2 Recording Sheet
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock
- White Copy Paper
- Laminating Pouches
- Sensory Bin
- Sensory Bin Filler
To get this letter recognition activity ready for your kids, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
After receiving the email with the printables, download and print the sand snowmen cards on white card stock.
Next, print the recording sheet that you want your young learners to use on copy paper.
After printing, laminate the sand snowmen cards for extra durability and cut them out.
Then, make as many copies of the recording sheets that you need for your students.
To set-up the sensory bin, fill a plastic container with sand and place the cards in it.
How to Use the Sand Snowman Letter Sensory Activity:
First, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will pick a sand snowman card out of the sensory bin.
Next, they will say the name of the capital letter on it. If they know the letter names, they can say the sounds too.
Then, your young learners will trace or write the letter on their recording sheets.
They will continue to select sand snowman cards, identify the letters, and record them on their worksheets until they complete the activity.
Your students are sure to have fun working on letter recognition this winter with this tropical Christmas sensory activity!
More Tropical Christmas Activities:
Are you looking for more tropical Christmas-themed activities? Try these books and other literacy resources.
Tropical Christmas Books for Kids:
Share these picture books with your kids before doing these activities to make learning even more fun!
Santa’s Year by Rik Peters
Where Does Santa Go on Vacation? by Kim Ann
Santa Is Coming to the Beach by Steve Smallman
Tropical Christmas Literacy Activities for Kids:
With these themed activities, your students can work on beginning sounds, fine motor skills, and more.
Summer Santa Beginning Sounds Activity
Christmas in Australia Preschool Printable Pack from Simple Living Creative Learning
Q-Tip Painted Christmas Palm Trees from Glued to My Crafts
You May Also Like the Holiday Helpers Bundle:
Are you looking for fun activities for your students to do before winter break?
December is always a busy and stressful time of the year. You need lots of activities on hand to keep your kids engaged and learning.
This bundle of 30 low-prep, themed literacy activities is here to help! Click on the picture to learn more!
Download the Sand Snowman Letter Recognition Printables:
To get the free printables for the Sand Snowman Alphabet Sensory Bin emailed to you, fill out the form below.
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