This letter recognition sensory bin activity is super simple to set up and your preschooler will love it.  It will have them working on their fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and letter recognition!
 
I’m not sure if I have shared this with you but I LIVE off of coffee! It is my fuel! With that said, today’s sensory bin activity had me in pure heaven because my house smelled like a coffeehouse!
 
I will warn you though, it can get messy so you may want to take it outside or to an area of the house that is easily vacuumed/swept!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem-solving activities

Reading

  • Can identify all capital letters and some sounds 

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities

Language

  • Can identify all capital letters and most sounds

Required Materials

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*Sensory Bin

*Coffee

*Toy Tractor/Dump Truck

*Rocks

*Sharpie

Step #1
Pour coffee grounds in a sensory bin.
 
Step #2
Use a sharpie to write this month’s focus letters on the rocks. (One letter per rock)
I also included some of the letters we learned from previous months to review.
 
Step #3
 
Invite your preschooler to use their dump trucks and diggers to drive in and dig the coffee and rocks. Let them engage in free play for a while and then encourage them to work on letter recognition by finding various rocks. You can say things like, “Our construction crew needs the rock with a D on it. Can you use the truck to bring the letter D over here?”

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