Create a fun literacy sensory bin with Alphabet Soup.
A mix of sensory fun and literacy all in one activity? Yes please! We had so much fun with our alphabet soup activity and see so many future extensions with it.
I first learned about soup sensory activities from Fun at Home with Kids who got the idea from Teach Preschool. It’s a wonderful activities world out there and we are so happy to be a part of it, learning from these great Moms and teachers.
Building an Alphabet Soup sensory bin is so easy!
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- Storage tub
- Food coloring
- Letters (we used these red & blue ones and the magnets from our beloved Leap Frog Letter Set)
The set up was so easy. I filled our tub with just enough water that I could still lift the tub safely and so there wasn’t so much that it would go all over. I kept towels on hand and there really wasn’t a ton of slop over. It was just a little bit and it’s just water so I was cool with it. I dropped in the letters with the colored water and some tools for soup play and away we went.
Both my toddler (2.5) and baby (14 months) loved playing in their alphabet soup. My toddler scooped and hunted for letters; my baby grabbed letters and licked water off. To each their own and they both had a great time.
I left my toddler some slotted spoons, tongs, and even a jar to build his soup with. He loved the jar! He gathered letters and set them carefully in the jar. It was a great fine motor skills addition to this activity.
This would be a great lesson in letter recognition. You could call out a letter and watch your little one work to find it. With older learners, try calling out a word (CAT) and having them hunt for all three letters.
All in all, it was a dandy little activity and we loved our first ever batch of sensory soup. Both kids played Alphabet Soup long enough for me to get dinner started and that’s a win every day of the week. Plus they played Alphabet Soup together and that makes this activity gold in my book!
We loved our Alphabet Soup activity. What kind of soup activity could you try?