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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 tenth week, we worked on learning about the letter “J.” To find items for our Letter J Sensory Bin I raided the girls’ toys, my craft supplies, the pantry, and our school supplies.
Letter J Sensory Bin was a lot of fun and very messy. The girls loved licking Jell-O off their fingers and eating the Jelly beans. 🙂
Letter J Sensory Bin
- Plastic bin with lid
- Jell-O (I used 2 family size packs)
- Plastic jaguars
- Plastic jewels (assorted tub set from Hobby Lobby)
- Jelly beans
- Plastic letter J’s capital and lowercase
- Rubber or plastic jellyfish
- Plastic juniper trees
- Fine motor tool set
- Mix Jell-O according to package directions and pour half into the bottom of the bin.
- Add in most of the plastic toys, letters, and jellybeans.
- Pour remaining Jell-O over plastic toys, letters, and jellybeans.
- Refrigerate until solid.
- Top with the remaining plastic toys, letters, and jellybeans.
- Give plastic fine motor tool set to your child to use while exploring the bin.
The girls loved exploring their Letter J 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 first time the girls started exploring their letter “J” sensory bin, I read Bread and Jam for Frances from our Tot School Letter J Books list. During the rest of the week, we listen to music genres or instruments that begin with the letter “J”.
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 J themed sensory bins with your kids?
Have a great day!
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