Sunday, January 31, 2016
Find Your Name Black Bean Sensory Bin
I am very excited to be working with a little boy in my daughter's kindergarten class who needs some extra attention. The teacher told me that he has had some trouble recognizing his name so she asked me to work on that with him. I've come up with some ideas that would be fun all while learning. Last week I used cars to help learn his name with our Car Name Game. This week I'm sharing a new fun way to learn/recognize a child's name.
I had a black bean bin already set up that I had used with my daughter with different projects and thought I could use this for some name recognition fun. I added some bright colored balloon stickers with letters on them that looked great against the black beans. I put all the letters of the boys name along with some other letters not in his name and also some blank ones.
I was thrilled to see him dig right in and really enjoy the sensory part of this activity. I asked him to find the balloon stickers and to put all the letters of his name in a pile separate from the letters not in his name. As for the blank balloon stickers he put those in another pile.
We use a laminated sheet with his name on it when we do our name activities so that he has that as a reference when learning to recognize his name.
Once all the stickers were sorted I asked him to stick the stickers on a piece of paper spelling out his name, he did great! I then asked him to write the letters of his name on the blank balloon stickers and stick those onto paper too.
He was so proud of himself as was I! The black beans and bright colored balloon stickers was a real hit in helping this little boy learn the letters in his name!
More to come on name activities....stay tuned!