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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 twelfth week, we worked on learning about the letter “L.” To find items for our Letter L Sensory Bin I raided the girls’ toys, my craft supplies, the pantry, and our school supplies.
Letter L Sensory Bin was a lot of fun and not messy at all. The girls did get to eat a lollipop after they were done playing in the bin and that was a sticky mess. 🙂
Letter L Sensory Bin
- Plastic bin with lid
- Fabric, plastic, or real leaves
- Plastic lions
- Plastic lady bugs
- Plastic letter L’s capital and lowercase
- Plastic lobsters
- Real or plastic lemons
- Plastic llamas
- Plastic lizards
- Real or plastic limes
- Fine motor tool set
- Pour enough leaves to cover the bottom of the bin.
- 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 L 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 “L” sensory bin, I read Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf from our Tot School Letter L Books list. During the rest of the week, we listen to music genres or instruments that begin with the letter “L”.
Have you ever tried a letter L themed sensory bins with your kids?
Have a blessed day!
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