Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Magnetic Names Sensory Play

Part of our December curriculum is focusing a bit more on the kiddos' names.  I created a magnetic letter sensory bin - also known as 'fishing for letters'.

The bin contains leftover rainbow rice, magnetic letters, magnetic wands and laminated name cards for each child which match the letters.

Basically, each child finds the correct name card and uses the magnet wand to 'catch' a letter.  They either match the letter to the card or 'throw it back' until they have filled their whole name.

At first the children were a bit thrown off by the contents of the table.  Usually, there are ways to scoop, pour and measure our sensory items, but after a quick explanation and the addition of a 'table' to hold the name cards, they were off and 'fishing'!

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