Combining learning and sensory play is always fun! Engage your little learners to learn their letters using this list of 33 alphabet sensory play ideas for kids. Perfect for letter recognition and good old fashion play!
Raid your kids puzzles for letters to add into our rice filled Letters Sensory Bin.
Create a Simple Alphabet Sensory Bottle to help your child learn their letters, practice letter sounds and help with basic spelling.
Writing letters on to glow in the dark stars adds a fun literacy twist to this Nighttime Themed Sensory Bin.
Experiment forming letters in Coloured Salt.
Encourage your child to use their fingers to form letters in a Maize Flour Writing Box.
Load all of your different letter puzzles into a large tray and give your child the freedom to explore and play with them at their own pace.
Make your own Fabric Letters for your little ones to play and make words with.
Get hands on with some Magnetic Letters.
Homemade Sensory Alphabet Cards give your child the chance to touch and feel the sensation of each letter before starting to learn to write them.
Create a Sticky Letters Busy Bag to engage your child with the letters of their own name.
Have a go at some Thread-Wrapped Letters for letter practice and reinforcement.
Put together an ABC Sensory Table to expose toddlers to letters in a fun and engaging way.
Learning letters is so much more fun when you get messy! Dig though shaving foam to reach the letters in this Hands on Letter Recognition activity.
Pair this Alphabet Corn Sensory Bin with an alphabet book for further letter reinforcement.
Have a go at baking and eating some Letter Pretzels.
Sprinkle flour over magnetic letters to hide them before starting this Simple Letter Matching Game.
Hunt for the letters of your name in this rice filled Spell Your Name Sensory Bin.
Stamp letters into Play dough.
If your child loves tractors then they will love digging around in this Alphabet Construction Bin.
Squish your way through messy “letter clouds” in this Alphabet Activity.
Dig and discover letters written onto shells in this Ocean Themed Alphabet Shell Sensory Bin.
Go fishing for ping pong balls in this Alphabet Sounds Fishing and Matching Game.
Have fun rescuing letters from Alphabet Sensory Slime.
Melt the Icy Letter Play Tower for a sensory literacy activity with added science fun.
Hide letters in this Sensory Snow activity at any time of the year.
Use textured foam to create your own Sensory, Tactile Alphabet Poster.
Shaving foam on a tray is perfect for some Letter Writing Practice.
Search for Invisible Letters in this colourful rice filled Sensory Bin.
Making an Alphabet Discovery Bottle provides a calm and soothing way to learn about letters.
Fill the recyelced bird houses full of bird seeds before matching up the correct letters in this Alphabet Seed Sensory Bin.
Waterbeads are the perfect sensory ocean ingredient and work really well in this Shark themed Sensory Letter Bin.
Add the colours of the rainbow to to a Salt Tray Writing Activity.
Stomp your way through the alphabet in this ABC Active Learning Game.
Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.