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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 ninth week, we worked on learning about the letter “I.” To find items for our Letter I Sensory Bin I raided the girls’ toys, my craft supplies, and our school supplies.
Letter I Sensory Bin was a lot of fun and perfect for a hot day. The girls had a blast playing in the pool and trying to melt the ice.
Letter I Sensory Bin
- Giant plastic bowl
- Plastic letter I’s capital and lowercase
- Plastic insects
- Rubber or gummy inch worms
- Plastic iguanas
- Plastic igloo
- Plastic ibis
- Plastic ice cubes
- Pour about 2 inches into the bottom of the bowl.
- Add a few of the plastic toys and letters.
- Put in freezer for 4-5 hours.
- Repeat until bowl is full or you run out of plastic toys and letters.
- Freeze until completely solid.
- Empty bowl of ice into a pool or water table.
- Give plastic cups, tools, and water to your child to use to uncover all the letter “I” items.
The girls loved exploring their Letter I Sensory Bin. They used cups of water and the water hose to melt the ice and tools to chip away at it. They also counted the different kinds of items, counted the total number of items in the bin, and tried stacking the items.
While the girls explored their letter “I” sensory bin, I read Bugs A to Z from our Tot School Letter I Books list. Afterwards, we listened to music genres or instruments that begin with the letter “I”.
Be sure to stop by my Homeschool Sensory Exploration page where I link all of our sensory bins. And if you are looking for more homeschool activities, make sure you check out my Homeschool page which contains links to our book lists, crafts, and math & science.
Have you ever tried a letter I themed sensory bins with your kids?
Have a great day!
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