Turn letters into alphabet sensory play! Around here we enjoy hands-on play to learn our letters ! This type of sensory play is wonderful for early learning and children. Learning through play, discovery and experimentation is an awesome way to engage with your child and make learning fun. I hope you will enjoy some of the creative ways to play with the alphabet and practice letter recognition and sounds!
ALPHABET SENSORY PLAY IS FUN PLAY!
SIMPLE FUN WAYS TO PLAY WITH THE ABCs ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!
Check out 10 simple alphabet sensory play ideas below. Follow the links provided in blue to read more about each sensory play idea featuring the alphabet and letters! Which one will you try first? Most use every day items you already have.
Alphabet Letter Recognition with Cornmeal Sensory Play & Drawing
We smoothed cornmeal on a baking tray. He enjoyed feeling the textures and making squiggles in the cornmeal. This is also great for early writing practice! I wrote the letters on a bag of craft store shells and had him work on identifying each one and placing them in order! You could also write the letters on rocks!
Foam letters, soapy suds and a funny sponge making practicing the letters in this sensory bin lots of fun!
Hide letters in foamy shaving cream and play hide and seek for a great letter recognition activity.
Letter Aa Sensory Bin
Some children enjoy sensory bins that contain a single letter and all the items that start with that letter. It’s great for building vocabulary and eliminating thinking of the same word each time for a single letter. Of course making it into a sensory bin is even more fun! Make a bin for each of the 26 letters!
Use your favorite building blocks like LEGO or Unifix Cubes to build letters! Add construction trucks too.
This is a very fun letter recognition activity with a sprinkle of counting play too. Take a look at the post for the full description on how to get started!
A simple sensory bin filled with corn (or filler of your choice), tongs and a fun book! Simple and fun ways to explore letters for your child today! Easy to recreate with simple ingredients! Use what you have to make the ideas work for you and your child. Letter play can be fun and exciting when you combine it with sensory play.
Add letter beads to rice for an awesome early learning sensory bin!
Or you can add puzzle pieces!
Combine literacy and science for a neat alphabet sensory play idea that is easy to set up!
Have fun learning the letters this year!
EASY ALPHABET SENSORY PLAY FOR KIDS!
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