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This year during our homeschool preschool and pre-kindergarten, I thought I would try out some sensory bins. I make no guarantees that I will do one each week or that I will do them all year for two reasons. One I do not know if the girls will like them. Two I do not know if I will like doing them. 🙂
During our seventh week, we worked on learning about the letter “G.” To find items for our Letter G Sensory Bin I raided the girls’ toys, my craft supplies, and our school supplies.
Letter G Sensory Bin was a lot of fun and luckily not very messy. The girls did get some grass on the floor but not much. 🙂
Letter G Sensory Bin
- Plastic bin with lid
- Fake grass like Easter grass
- Plastic grapes
- Plastic garlic
- Rubber or plastic goldfishes
- Plastic letter G’s capital and lowercase
- Plastic giraffes
- Rubber or plastic geckos
- Plastic gorillas
- Plastic goats
- Rubber or plastic grasshoppers
- Plastic geese
- Fine motor tool set
- Pour enough fake grass to cover the bottom.
- Add in the plastic toys, letters and food.
- Give plastic fine motor tool set to your child to use while exploring the bin.
The girls loved exploring their Letter G Sensory Bin. They used their hands to dig around and find the toys, the fine motor tool set to scoop, grab, and pinch up each item. They also counted the different kinds of items, counted the total number of items in the bin, and tried stacking the items. The girls even used a tape measure to measure the length of different pieces of grass.
The first time the girls started exploring their letter “G” sensory bin, I read One Gorilla: A Counting Book from our Tot School Letter G Books list. During the rest of the week, we listen to music genres or instruments that begin with the letter “G”.
Have you ever tried a letter G themed sensory bins with your kids?
Have a blessed day!
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