Add more sensory play into your day and keep your kids learning the ABC’s all summer long with this Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin!
Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin:
Not only is this simple sensory bin a fun way for your preschoolers to uses their different senses, but it’s also an educational activity that will help them with letter names, sounds, formation, and much more!
Getting Ready To Use The Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin:
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- 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:
- Plastic Container
- Kinetic Sand
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
- Dot Marker
To prepare this letter activity for your kids, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the seashells and recording sheet that you want to use.
I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too.
Next, laminate the seashells so your children can use this activity over and over. Then, 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.
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 pre-readers will color the letter they picked on the capital or lowercase letter recording sheet using dot markers.
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!
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!
Is This Sensory Bin Portable?
If you are going on vacation or just doing errands around town, this sensory bin is a great way to keep your kids engaged and entertained.
To make less mess, you can fill a plastic container that has a lid with brown shredded paper. Then, put the recording sheet on a clipboard and have your kids use a pencil or crayons to mark each letter. It’s a fun on-the-go sensory bin!
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this letter recognition activity 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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