8 Sensory Play Activities Using the Alphabet

Introducing toddlers and young children to the alphabet early on can be so beneficial to their early literacy development. The key is to make it fun and natural rather than a lesson. By exposing children to letters through play, you help them develop a positive feeling towards learning. 

Sensory Play with the Alphabet~ Buggy and Buddy

Last week’s Discover & Explore ABC’s & 123’s themed linky was just filled with so many wonderful letter and number activities! (If you haven’t seen all the creative ideas yet, be sure to go back and check them out. I couldn’t stop pinning!) I’d like to feature some of my favorite posts from last week that combined the alphabet and sensory play~ a winning combination!


8 Sensory Play Activities Using the Alphabet


Icy Fizzing Letters~ Fun-A-Day

Icy Fizzing Letters from Fun-A-Day



Dig Into Construction Sites~ Growing Book by Book

Dig Into Construction Sites from Growing Book by Book



Seuss Inspired Alphabet Sensory Bin~ Finding the Teachable Moments

Seuss Inspired Alphabet Sensory Bin from Finding the Teachable Moments



Alphabet Soup~ My Nearest and Dearest

Alphabet Soup! from My Nearest and Dearest



Two Simple Sensory Bins Using Invisible Letters & Numbers~ And Next Comes L

Two Simple Sensory Bins Using Invisible Letters and Numbers from And Next Comes L


 Magic Dissolving ABC Rocks~ Craftulate

Magic Dissolving ABC Rocks from Craftulate



Making Letters with Nature~ Inspiration Laboratories

Making Letters with Nature from Inspiration Laboratories



ABC Eruptions from Learn Play Imagine

ABC Eruptions from Learn Play Imagine


Congratulations to all the featured blogs! Be sure to stop by and visit them to see what other fabulous ideas they have been sharing. These featured posts have been pinned to the Discover & Explore Pinterest board. (You can follow the Discover & Explore Pinterest board to see all the other featured posts from my co-hosts!)


More ABCs and 123s Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

ABC Co-Host Photos

ABC Architecture Scavenger Hunt (KC Edventures)

Counting with Ten Apples Up on Top (Buggy and Buddy)

Activities to Play with ABC Sticky Notes (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

ABC Discover and Explore Box (Teach Preschool)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Puppet Tutorial (Twodaloo)


Upcoming Discover and Explore Themes

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September 4- Forest

September 11- Fall

September 18- Five Senses

September 25- Pumpkins


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  1. Oh, these are such FUN ideas! Thanks for the roundup with pictures & links– pinning for later!

  2. What a great list of resources!

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