This alphabet water bead sensory activity is the perfect way to make learning the ABCs exciting and interactive.
WHAT YOU NEED:
WHAT TO DO:
The first step is to soak the water beads in water until they expand. Once the water beads have reached their full size, pour them into a container and hide the uppercase puzzle pieces inside.
Then, set out the laminated lowercase alphabet poster.
Have your child reach into the water beads with their hands or other items such as small sand shovels or funnels and search for the puzzle pieces. When they find one, have them match it to the corresponding letter on the poster. This will help them practice both letter recognition and letter matching skills.
While your child is searching for the puzzle pieces and matching them on the poster, take the opportunity to talk about each letter's sound and colors. Make it even more fun by encouraging your child to describe what they feel when they touch the water beads. Do they feel slimy, slippery, or bouncy? This will help develop their sensory and language skills.
The best part of this activity is that it's easy to modify to your child's skill level. For younger children, you can start with just a few letters and gradually increase the amount as they improve. For older children, you can add a timer to the activity and see how many puzzle pieces they can find in a certain amount of time.
So what are you waiting for? Grab some water beads and an alphabet poster and get started today!
This is one of the activities from my activity book: Pre-K The Fun Way.
The book contains many fun and engaging activities that help your child learn while having fun.
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