Sensory ABC Activity

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Teaching my kids the ABC for the first time has been an adventure for me. We had to start somewhere and once those basics were done the kids got tired of the same activities I would offer to teach the ABC.

These days I mix it up with sensory play, coloring, stamping, cutting and a host of other ideas. Keeping it fresh and interesting keeps them playing and sneakily learning their ABC.

Sensory ABC is easy to setup.

rice sensory abc bin

You will need:

To start arrange your mini ABC foam in their ABC format. I have done 3 in a row.

Take out the foam letters and place them in your dish. You can do this yourself or ask your child do it. Mine just love to handle these foam letters so she is more than willing to pop them out.
search and find abc activity

Next pour the rice over the foam letters until they are covered and there is a generous layer to dig around with. You will also want to ensure you leave some space in the dish so the rice doesn’t spill over just from digging.sensory in the rice abc

Start digging for letters to complete your ABC foam molds.mini abc foam letters

After each letter is found we played a little game.

What sound does this letter make? What word can you think of that starts with this letter? I give hints 🙂 Where is the letters mold can you find it?

You could even ask what color the letter is.teaching abc

My preschooler was engaged in this activity for a good 30+ minutes. We did the soundings of some of the letters as I was making things in the kitchen. Because of the rice this is a supervised activity for my kids. (Handfuls of rice all over the house, yes it’s happened)
letter identifying

The size of these foam letters also makes for excellent fine motor skill work.
fine motor skill abc

Other ideas we have tried with this set is to find the letters to our names.name recognition

As well as using the numbers set to count with in the same manor we use the ABC.numbers learning extension

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