Learning Letters is an important beginning to every child’s education but if you try presenting kids with all 26 letters before they are ready, they will probably feel overwhelmed. It’s a lot of letters to take in at once! That’s why this find and match sensory bin activity is perfect for your little learner because it helps them focus on one letter at a time. By including a muffin tin to the activity it adds another learning opportunity and works as a motivational tool to get all the letters out of the bin and into the tin.
Find and Match Letters Activity
- Sensory rice (Click here to find our alcohol free rainbow rice recipe)
- Toy letters (We love these Silly Faced Magnet Letters-affiliate link)
- Chalk Pens-affiliate link (I used the chalk pens to write in the muffin tins so when the activity was done I could just wash the letters off with water. A second option would be to fill the tins with paper cupcake liners)
- Sensory bin or large bowl
- Muffin tins
- Hide the letters in the rice and have child find one letter at a time and place it in the muffin tin with the matching letter. I had Little Dragon name each letter as he placed it in the right spot. Once he learns the names of each letter we can do this again and have him make the letter sound too.
If you wanted you could include tongs to the activity to throw in some fine motor skills and hand strengthening. Little Dragon was getting frustrated with the tongs so we tossed them to the side since this activity was all about letters.
Remember that kids need to be presented with information over and over again before they retain the information (just like you and I). So that means you can do this activity lots of times, just switch out the rice for a difference sensory supply like Sensory Snow, Sensory Mud or Sensory Peas. Thanks for learning and playing with us today!