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Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin

Add more sensory play into your day and keep your kids learning the ABC’s all summer long with this Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin

With this beach-themed activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will work on identifying and matching capital and lowercase letters.

Sensory Play

Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin:

This letter recognition activity is easily be differentiated for your students. They can practice identifying and matching capital to capital letters or lowercase to lowercase letters.

You can also have them work on matching capital to lowercase letters or lowercase to capital letters.

If your students already know the letter names, they can practice writing the letters or saying their sounds.

Learning the ABC's

Getting Ready To Use The Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Capital Letter Seashell Cards
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Seashell Cards
  • 2 Letter Recording Sheets
    • Color the Lowercase Letters
    • Color the Capital Letters

What Else Is Needed:

To prepare this letter activity for your kids, fill out the form below

After receiving the email with the printables, download and print the seashells and recording sheet that you want to use.

Sensory Activity

Next, laminate the seashells and cut all of them apart. 

To get the sensory bin ready, fill a plastic container with kinetic sand. You can also use rice, noodles, or any other sensory bin filler.  Then, put the seashells in the sensory bin. 

How To Use The Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin:

For this alphabet activity, your preschoolers will first pick a seashell out of the sensory bin and identify the letter on it.

Letter Recognition Activity

If your kids are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few capital or lowercase seashells. You can then add more as their letter knowledge increases.  

Next, your students will  color the letter they picked on the capital or lowercase letter recording sheet using dot markers.

Letter Sensory Bin

Your kids can also cover the letter with a mini eraser, pom pom, button, or other manipulative. 

If your preschoolers know all the names of the letters, they can work on identifying the sounds that the letters make when they pick a seashell out of the bin. 

Your children can also practice letter formation by selecting a seashell and then writing the letter in the kinetic sand. There are so many different ways to use this sensory bin! 

Alphabet Sensory Bin

Add more sensory play into your day and keep your kids learning all summer long with this Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin. This free printable activity is a fun way for preschoolers to practice letter names, sounds, formation, and much more!

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Summer Sensory Bin

More Summer Literacy Activities:

Are you looking for more summer-themed activities for your preschoolers and kindergarteners? Check out these books and literacy resources.

Summer Books for Kids:

Share these sunny books with your kids to keep them learning all summer long!

And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner 

I See Summer by Charles Ghigna 

The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing

Summer Literacy Activities for Kids:

With these themed activities, your kids will work on identifying letter sounds, sight words, and much more.

Summer Beginning Sound Puzzles

Beach Sight Words Activity

Summer CVC Cut & Paste Activity

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To learn more about all the activities included in this resource, click on the link or the picture below!

Download The Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin Printables:

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karla lara

Friday 22nd of July 2022

Looks awesome

Loretta Clear

Friday 8th of July 2022

I have a beach theme in my classroom. The shell alphabet sensory bin will fit in perfectly. Thanks

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