Making learning your alphabet fun by searching for alphabet letters in a sensory tub with strawberry scented and pink coloured rice.
This sensory play activity is a great game to motivate kids to learn their alphabet.
Miss 4 was super excited and very keen to play! She is off to kindy this year and I am going to miss having her around every day to play these fun games.
What you will need
You will need a large container filled with rice (I have 5kg here), alphabet letters, food colouring and strawberry essence. I mixed through the food coloured and strawberry essence and sat it in the sun to dry out a little before letting little hands and our wooden alphabet letters into the box.
I buried all the alphabet letters in the rice for Miss 4 to find. She had so much fun digging around and feeling her way around to find them.
Miss 4 was so excited when she found a letter and when she did she had to tell me what sound the letter made. Learning the letter sound first and then the letter name is important for reading and writing.
Benefits of the Alphabet Hunt in strawberry scented rice:
- • It is so much fun!
- • Development of fine motor skills
- • Eye & hand coordination – watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
- • Sensory- Development of the sense of touch. Feeling and manipulating objects.
- • Learning alphabet letter name and letter sounds.