Welcome to Alphabet Sensory Activities! I am one of 26 bloggers that are coming together to bring you a sensory experience based on a letter of the alphabet! These may be a sensory bin, sensory bottle, gross motor outlet, tactile craft, or fine motor activity!
Every day this month, there will be a new sensory activity you can use with your kids or students! They are a great way to introduce or reinforce the alphabet all throughout the year!
Today, I am representing the letter “C”, so with that I decided to build a construction site sensory bin! They are so fun to play with and easy to put together!
Kids love playing with construction trucks and building blocks, so why not combine the two together?!
They roll the trucks through the sand or rocks, fill the dump truck, make lots of noises while driving the loud equipment, all while pretending to run their own job site!
C is for Construction Site Sensory Bin
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I want to show you how easy it is to build 2 different types of construction sensory bins, all while using the same toys!
First, I made a construction site sensory bin using kinetic sand. I loved making this sensory bin with sand because it’s very realistic. I love how kinetic sand flows and is moveable. This makes it easy to play with and manipulate. Stack it, pour it, scoop it!
Next, I took all the sand out of the box, and used a big bag of mixed dry beans! You can find these in the bean aisle of any grocery store. The dry beans add a different element to the construction sensory bin. It makes driving the construction vehicles seem more “bumpy” and the beans can be used as imaginary rocks or pebbles on the job site.
Whether you use sand or mixed beans, your construction site sensory bin is sure to be a hit!
What else did we use in our construction site?
- Mini Construction Vehicles
- Railings and Site Signs
- Construction Cones
- Construction Workers
- Lincoln Logs
- We used the wooden blocks from this Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game
There you have it!
Enjoy the Alphabet Series!