We’ve just launched our first letter exploration! We started with the letter E because it is one of the easiest letters to form. Find out what we did with this simple sensory bin for letter E.
Here are the things we came up with:
- letter E stamps
- toy elephants
- egg (play food)
- eight (puzzle piece)
- plastic Easter egg
- toy eagle
- eyes (Mr. Potato Head’s)
- ear (Mr. Potato Head’s)
- Elmo figurine
- Eeyore figurine
- wooden E block
- deer (whoops – my 2-year-old slipped that one in)
Then we poured dry rice and beans over everything. Now it was time to dig the items out.
At first my little guy used his hands.
Then he decided that a spoon would work better.
We had a few oddballs: eye and eight.
I wrote some words on cards and had my older boy try to match them to the pictures. I thought that he might be able to make an educated guess based on ending sounds and the length of the words. This was too hard for him, so we quit after this first example.