Alphabet Activities: Seed Sensory Bin

It’s all about alphabet activities for our  Playful Preschool Series  this week on Growing Book by Book.  We’ve done a few activities this month to work on alphabet recognition and this week we have an alphabet sensory bin activity to support our theme- nuts and seeds.

Learning the alphabet takes lots of repetition.  This activity provides an opportunity to practice naming letters with a fun sensory experience.

ABC Activities:  Alphabet Sensory Bin

Alphabet activities to work on letter recognition with a sensory bin experience from growingbookbybook.com

Why We Chose This Activity

The weather is cold and I needed a fresh activity to engage the kids.  I looked around the house, grabbed some items on hand and, voila, the alphabet sensory bin was created!

I love that it was super easy to put together, educational and lots of fun for the kids.  Bonus points because the seeds can be given to the birds when you are done!

Preparing the Seed Sensory Bin

Materials needed:  large plastic container, bird seed, magnetic letters, 7 cardboard tubes, a marker, spoons or scoops (optional)

1.  Fill the container with bird seed.

2.  On each cardboard tube write a letter that your child needs to practice.  Place the tubes in the bin.  These will be he birdhouses.

alphabet activities: cardboard tubes, magnetic letters and bird seed

3.  Scatter the magnetic letters in the bin.  You could also do cut-outs of letters.  Little birds, with the letters written on them, would be cute.

4.  If you are using spoons or scoops, place those in the bin too.

Playing with the Bin

Introduce the bin to your child.  Let them explore on their own or you can give them this creative prompt.

The letter birds are hungry and need their bird feeders filled.  Fill each letter bird house and then fly the matching letter bird to the house to eat!

Alphabet activities: playing with letters and learning your abcs from growingbookbybook.com

If your child knows their letters, you could work on letter sounds instead.

For more alphabet activities, check out Scarecrow Letter Patches or Apple Letter Stamping.

Keep reading.  Visit the links below for more great seed and nut activities from the Playful Preschool team. Have you signed up for our FREE newsletter?  Each week you get lots of literacy goodies delivered to your inbox.  Take a second and sign-up HERE.

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.

Comments

  1. What a fun idea! I love that it is so easy to put together!

  2. Looks like fun!

  3. That looks like a lot of fun. I love that children can make pretend bird houses and then give the seeds to the real birds when they are finished.

  4. Love it! Thanks for linking up to WW!!

  5. LOVE this! Now I have another use for our magnetic letters. 🙂

  6. fun idea for a sensory bin. Pinned!

  7. SO MUCH to love about this activity! I can’t wait to try out it with my preschoolers. 🙂

  8. This looks like so much fun!

  9. I love this. Thanks so much for sharing on the #homeschoollinkup! I’m pinning. I would love love love to do this with my youngest. I think he would love it. Thanks for the great idea!

  10. quick and easy! just the way i like it!

  11. Love the title of this post – AB”Seed”! lol!

  12. I love this activity! So much fun!

  13. No fuss set-up is a HUGE plus during busy holiday times! Great seeds activity for reinforcing letter recognition!

  14. Sometimes simple is best! Great bin! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you stop by again next week!

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