Looking for a unique sensory type learning activity to teach your preschoolers the Alphabet and it’s letters? This preschool alphabet activity will help preschoolers to learn the alphabet, the sounds of letters, words that start with the various letters of the alphabet and will help develop fine motor skills etc.
Requirements for this Preschool Alphabets Activity:
- Get a plastic sensory bin and fill it with some water.
- Get some ping pong balls, or small styrofoam craft balls.
- On each styrofoam craft ball or ping pong ball draw each letter of the alphabet with a black permanent marker. (You will need one ball for each letter of the alphabet)
- Place the balls in the water (sensory bin) they will float around on top. You could use a couple heavier style balls like ‘golf balls’ but then you dont want children throwing these around or at each other. *You must use supervision & your own discretion.
- Provide various items like ‘tongs’, small fish nets or ‘spoons, laddles, etc. for the children to use to ‘remove’ the balls one at a time.
How to Use this Preschool Alphabet Activity:
You could let the children or preschoolers each have a turn trying to remove the next ball in alphabetic order. *If you had the room and containers for it you could have a box or container each with a few letters of the alphabet on it.
Doing this will allow the children or preschoolers to then ‘drop’ the balls into each container or box that matches the letter of the alphabet written on the outside.
(ex.) Container is labelled A, B, C, D. The children will then drop the balls that match these lketters into that container or box etc.
You could allow the preschoolers or young children to pull out the balls in the correct order, which involves them searching around a little more or you could let them pull the balls out as they find them and match them to the proper container.
You could allow the preschool kids or children to use only specific tools to remove the balls from the sensory bin, like only using a spoon. Or you could let them pick what ever tools that they want to remove the balls from the water.
You can decide all these rules for the learning game. As teacher or care provider, you can discuss the letter with the children each time they remove a new ball from the water.
You can discuss the pronunciation of that letter. You can discuss words that start with that letter etc.
Use your imagination to keep learning alphabets fun for the children preschoolers in your classroom or at home.
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