Learning the ABC’s with dinosaurs is so fun with this sensory bin setup!
Learning the ABC’s is the first step to reading: recognizing the sounds and then correlating them to the letters. It’s time again for another fantastic month of alphabet fun with the 31 Days of ABC!
All this month you can look forward to 31 more days of activities, crafts, books, apps, and more, all dedicated to teaching young children the alphabet.
I am so happy to be working with an amazing group of kid bloggers, who will be sharing their ideas with us in the coming days. So join us as we jump, skip, hop, and read our way through the alphabet this October!
Today’s letter is D, D for Dinosaurs!
This is a simple and easy setup too! You will need:
- A bin/container
- Fake grass
- Beans/lentils (or any other sensory bin filler)
- wooden chips
Add the grass and beans/lentils to the bin. Write the ABC’s on the wood chips with a marker. Hide the chips in the bin.
Lastly, add the dinosaurs to the sensory bin!
You can keep this activity child-led, thus without too much adult intervention. Incidental learning will still happen…
If you do want to add some instruction, you can ask your child to look for the letters of his name, order the letters in alphabetical order or spell familiar words. You can also play a hide-and-seek game where the dinosaurs need to find the letters. The dinosaurs can jump on the letters and say the sound in a “dinosaur” voice!
Check out this fun Dinosaur Prewriting Pack!
This simple dinosaur ABC’s sensory bin has so many possibilities for fun learning! Let your child explore and learn at the same time!
Find more great resources in our series from past years: 31 Days of ABCs 2013, 2014, and 2016!
Don’t forget to follow our 31 Days of ABCs Pinterest board for even more great ABC ideas!
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