Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will have fun learning the ABC’s this Thanksgiving with this Turkey Alphabet Sensory Bin!
It will engage and entertain your pre-readers as they practice identifying and matching capital and lowercase letters.
This interactive sensory play activity can be used independently or in a small group. It’s perfect for classrooms, homeschools, or child care centers!
Sensory bins encourage your young children to use their senses as they play, explore, experiment, and learn.
You can create yours by filling a container or tub with different materials such as water beads, sand, or shredded paper that allow your kids to use their senses of touch, smell, taste, and sight.
Like this sensory bin, you can also incorporate other concepts that your kids are learning such as letter recognition and pre-reading skills.
Getting Ready to Use the Turkey Letter Sensory Bin:
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- 26 Capital Letter Turkey Cards
- Lowercase Letter Turkey Recording Sheet
What Else Is Needed:
- Plastic Container
- Corn & Peas
- White Card Stock
- Copy Paper
- Laminating Pouches
- Bingo Dauber or Crayons
- Small Manipulatives (optional)
To get this alphabet activity ready for your preschoolers, click on the button below and fill out the form.
Then, download and print turkey cards on white card stock and the recording sheet on copy paper.
Next, laminate the turkey cards so your kids can use this activity over and over. Then, cut all of them apart.
To prepare the sensory bin, fill a plastic container with dried corn and peas. You can also use shredded paper, colored rice, noodles, or another sensory bin filler.
Then, put the turkey cards in the sensory bin. Finally, make as many copies of the recording sheet that you need for your children.
How to Use the Thanksgiving Alphabet Sensory Bin:
For this letter recognition activity, your preschoolers will pick a turkey out of the sensory bin and identify the capital letter on it.
Then, your kids will find the matching lowercase letter on the recording sheet and color it using a bingo dauber or crayons.
They can also cover the lowercase letter with a small manipulative such as a mini eraser, pom pom, or snap cube.
Your children will continue to pull the turkey cards out of the sensory bin, identify the letters, and color them on their recording sheets until they have marked all the letters.
Your preschoolers are sure to have fun learning the ABC’s this Thanksgiving with this Turkey Alphabet Sensory Bin!
More Thanksgiving Literacy Activities:
If you are looking for more Thanksgiving-themed literacy activities, here are some of our favorite books and activities for young learners.
Thanksgiving Books for Kids:
You can pair these books about turkeys with this resource to extend the activity and make learning fun!
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace
10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
Thanksgiving Literacy Activities for Kids:
With these themed activities, your students can practice letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more.
You May Also Like The Thanksgiving Morning Tubs:
These Thanksgiving Morning Tubs are fun, hands-on activities used to learn and review concepts.
This set includes 10 literacy and 10 math for kids in preschool or kindergarten.
Click on the picture to learn more about all of the activities included in this bundle!
Download the Turkey Alphabet Printables:
To get the printables for this turkey alphabet sensory bin, click on the button below and fill out the form.