Learning how to write and spell our names if often the first place that we start kids on their writing journey. Today we have used some magnetic letters in a sensory bin with a wand to have fun with this concept.
Materials needed for Magnetic Letter Name Search Sensory Bin!
Color your rice and add to the bin. Add in the magnetic letters and fix them in good so that they are buried under the rice mostly.
The kids then use their magnetic wands to dig around the sensory bin with and bring up various letters. The then keep the letters that are from their name and put the other letters that are no in another container.
This activity has various “difficulty” levels. Use this activity for anything that uses letters!
Vowels – Search and sort the letters that are found by vowels and consonants
Sight words – Mix in a handful of sight words and have the child find all the letters then construct them. This usually goes well with a paper card sight word.
Sometimes the magnetic wand is abandoned for some more manual methods, such as hands! Kids love to feel the color rice.
Check below for more activities using magnetic letters!!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Magnetic Letter Name Search Sensory Bin //Powerful Mothering
Elkonin Sound Boxes // Playdough to Plato
Self-correcting Magnetic Word Work // Differentiated Kindergarten
Alphabet Magnet Beginning Sounds Center // The Letters of Literacy
Pull and Trace Alphabet Magnets // The Kindergarten Connection
Magnetic Letters Sequencing Cards // Sara J Creations
Secret Code Seasonal Words // Mom Inspired Life
Editable Sight Word Mats // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Letter Identification Alphabet Train // Stay at Home Educator
Beginning Sounds with Magnetic Letters // Pages of Grace
Number Word Mats // Fairy Poppins
Sorting Magnetic Letters // Fun-A-Day
Magnetic Letters: From Beginning Sounds to CVC Words // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Magnetic Letters Nouns Game // Teach Me Mommy
CVC Word Spinners // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten
Magnetic Letters Center for All Year // The Simplified Classroom
(Not Shown) Seek and Find Magnetic Letter Matching Game // Schooling a Monkey