Did you know that June is Fruit and Vegetable Month? Kick-off the beginning of summer with this Watermelon Alphabet Sensory Bin! Sensory activities like this one are a fun way to learn the ABC’s and add more sensory play into your day.
Watermelon Alphabet Sensory Bin:
This letter recognition activity is a fun way for pre-readers to practice identifying lowercase and capital letters. You can have your preschoolers work on one set of letters at a time.
You can also mix the letters together and work on both depending on your children’s letter knowledge. If your kids know all of the letter names, you can differentiate this activity and have them practice saying the letter sounds.
Getting Ready To Use The Watermelon Alphabet Sensory Bin:
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- 26 Capital Letter Watermelon Seeds
- 26 Lowercase Letter Watermelon Seeds
- 2 Letter Recording Sheets
- Color the Lowercase Letters
- Color the Capital Letters
What Else Is Needed:
- Plastic Container
- Pink Rice (read below for directions)
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
- Bingo Daubers
To get this alphabet activity ready for your preschoolers, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the seeds 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 seeds so your children can use this activity over and over. Then, cut all of them apart.
To make the sensory bin filler, put four cups of white rice into a resealable plastic bag.
Next, add 4 teaspoons of vinegar and pink food coloring. The amount of food coloring you use will depend on how bright you want the color.
Then, seal the bag closed and shake the rice to color it. You can add more food coloring to make it brighter. After coloring the rice, spread it on a baking sheet that is lined with paper towels.
After the rice dries completely, you can put it in a plastic container and add your seeds.
How To Use The Watermelon Alphabet Sensory Bin:
To use this letter recognition activity, your preschoolers will pick a seed out of the sensory bin and identify the letter on it.
If you are using the lowercase or capital letter recording sheets, your kids will then color the letter they picked using dot markers or crayons.
Your children can also cover the letter with a mini eraser, pom pom, button, or other manipulative.
This Watermelon Alphabet Sensory Bin is a fun, hands-on way for preschoolers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters.
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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