Are you looking for an educational and entertaining activity for the up-coming holiday? Look no further! This St Patrick’s Day Letter Mats & Sensory Bin has it all! This activity combines learning the ABC’s, sensory play, fine motor development… and lots of fun, of course!
St. Patrick’s Day Letter Mats & Sensory Bin:
This themed sensory bin is not only fun but educational too. But, how does this activity help your kids develop their pre-reading skills? They will work on their letter knowledge by practicing identifying the names of the letters and letter formation.
As your kids use the jumbo tweezers to pick up the Fruit Loops or other sensory bin filler, they will work on developing their dexterity, fine motor skills, hand muscle strength, and more. These are all essential skills for pre-writers!
Getting Ready To Use The St. Patrick’s Day Letter Mats & Sensory Bin:
- 26 St. Patrick’s Day Capital Letter Mats
- 26 St. Patrick’s Day Lowercase Letter Mats
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock
- Laminating Pouches
- Sensory Bin
- Fruit Loops
- Gold Coins
- Pot of Gold Pots
- Jumbo Tweezers
To prepare this alphabet activity, click on the pencil below to download and print the mats that you need. 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 letter mats or put them in reusable dry erase pockets. You can then cut the cards apart if you want your kids to work on one letter at a time.
To set-up this sensory bin, fill it with Fruit Loops or Lucky Charms cereal. If you don’t want to use cereal, you can fill the tub with green kinetic sand, crinkle paper, or water beads. Next, add gold coins and pot of gold pots. Your kids can then fill the letters with items such as the cereal, green buttons, pom poms, or mini erasers.
How To Use The St. Patrick’s Day Letter Mats & Sensory Bin:
Your kids will select a mat and say the name of the letter. Next, they will use the jumbo tweezers to pick Fruit Loops or the other items out of the sensory bin. Your children will then place the cereal to form the letters on each alphabet mat. After forming the letters, they can practice writing them using a dry eraser marker too.
This sensory play resource can be used as an independent activity for young in any early childhood classroom or homeschool. If you are a classroom teacher, these mats can used for literacy centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment activity. For homeschoolers, try strewing this activity or include it in your morning basket.
This St. Patrick’s Day Letter Mats & Sensory Bin is a fun, sensory activity that works on so many things including letter knowledge, fine motor development, and more! I hope your kids enjoy it for the up-coming holiday!
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this letter activity for later? Pin this to your alphabet board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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Download The Freebie:
To get the alphabet mats for free, click on the pencil below to download and print.