This Letter Matching Seashell Sensory Bin is perfect for your child’s summer learning. It’s an easy to set up ocean theme sensory bin that only needs 2 items. Your toddlers will have lots of fun digging in the sand for a seashell alphabet search. Or you can make it a little more challenging for your Kindergarten and preschool children with letter matching and easy word spelling.
Sensory Alphabet Activities
Letter Matching Seashell Sensory Bin
These are perfect alphabet sensory play activities for kids learning the alphabet and upper and lowercase letter recognition. We are true believers in hands-on activities for early childhood learning. It’s the best!
This is also a really fun activity to do at the beach, so if you are going to the beach take a sharpie along in your beach bag and create a super cool shell matching activity right where you’re sitting.
Seashell Alphabet Activities
What you will need to make this letter matching activity is in this picture below. I have what’s needed displaying in list form towards the bottom of the page. Have Fun!
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Seashell Sensory Bin for an Ocean Theme
After gathering your supplies, you’ll want to fill your container with sand as much as you would like. They sell bags of sand at any hardware store or Walmart.
Letter Matching Activities
Write each letter of the alphabet in upper case on a shell and each letter in lower case on a shell.
Pick out about 6 to 10 sets of the lettered shells and bury them in the sand. You can put more or fewer sets of letters depending on how challenging you would like it to be.
An optional step would be to add other beachy items to your sensory bin if you would like. We like to switch it up and do both letter finds, sometimes with other ocean theme objects and sometimes we only use the shells.
Now your child can dig for letter matches, or you can make it a little more challenging for children that can spell words. Try having your child dig for shells to spell simple words.
Matching Letters Sensory Bin
Seashell Letter Matching Sensory Bin
1 Small Clear Plastic Container
52 Seashells, assort. Sizes and Colors (find them at the Dollar Tree if you don’t have any)
Black Permanent Marker
1. Write each letter of the alphabet in upper case on a shell and each letter in lower case on a shell.
2. Fill your container with sand as much as you would like.
3. Pick out about 9 or 10 sets of the lettered shells and bury them in the sand. You can put more or less sets of letters depending on how difficult you would like it to be.
4. An optional step would be to add other beachy items to your sensory bin if you would like.
5. Now just dig for letter matches, or for more difficulty, have your child dig for shells to spell words.
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There are so many creative ways to play and learn with seashells. Have Fun!
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