Ocean Sensory Bin

Easy to put together Ocean Sensory Bin featuring aquarium gravel | Life is Peachy

This Ocean Sensory Bin is one of my favorite bins that we’ve ever done. It’s so much fun to take outside and play with on a hot day. And it takes literally less than 5 minutes to put together!

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Easy to put together Ocean Sensory Bin featuring aquarium gravel | Life is Peachy

 

Baby Bird joined in on the fun too. They played with this for about an hour. At the end of that hour, Baby Bird was soaked from head to toe and she loved it!

Easy to put together Ocean Sensory Bin featuring aquarium gravel | Life is Peachy

 

I like that this ocean sensory bin has some contrasting textures for little hands to explore…smooth, rough, hard, soft, etc.

Easy to put together Ocean Sensory Bin featuring aquarium gravel | Life is Peachy

Easy to put together Ocean Sensory Bin featuring aquarium gravel | Life is Peachy

Easy to put together Ocean Sensory Bin featuring aquarium gravel | Life is Peachy

 

In the past we have used these ocean squirty bath toys for this sensory bin. These are great for a younger child playing with this bin. Just keep a close eye on young children in case they decide they want to taste any of the small pieces. You definitely don’t want them doing that! Baby Bird did not try to eat any of it but I was watching her the whole time anyway, of course.

Easy to put together Ocean Sensory Bin featuring aquarium gravel | Life is Peachy

 

 What ocean-themed activities are you enjoying this summer?

 

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Bottle Cap Phonics Cards

Bottle Cap Phonics Cards Printable for Preschool and Pre-K | Life is Peachy

Goose has been very interested in figuring out which letter different words start with lately. We have the same conversation over and over…

Goose: “Mom, what does pancake start with?”

Me: “You tell me, honey.”

Goose: “Puh, puh, P!”

Me: “Very good! What else starts with the P sound?”

Goose: “Uuuuummmm, pig! What does dinosaur start with?”

And so it goes, all the time.

Since Goose has shown such an interest in letter sounds, I made these Bottle Cap Phonics Cards for her to play with. It also gave me a reason to use some of the bottle caps that I have hoarded saved. It drives Hubs nuts that I save every single bottle cap that enters our house but have never actually used them. He thinks I have a hoarding problem. But, that’s neither here nor there…On to this activity…

This printable includes a set of cards using upper case letters and a set using lower case letters so keep that in mind when making your alphabet bottle caps.

 

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Bottle Cap Phonics Cards

 

  • Print
  • Laminate
  • Cut out
  • OR, you could just print the pages, leave them intact and not laminate. If you do this, you may want to print onto cardstock so the pages will hold up better after repeated use.
Busy Bag idea: Put the laminated cards and alphabet bottle caps into a Ziploc bag for an easy ready-to-go busy bag!

 

The idea behind this activity is to sound out the name of the picture shown and encourage your child to determine the letter the word starts with. For Goose, I set out 5 or 6 letters for her to choose from rather than all 26 letters at one time.

Bottle Cap Phonics Cards Printable for Preschool and Pre-K | Life is Peachy

 

The bottle cap circles in this printable are large enough for a standard bottle cap like from a water bottle or half gallon milk carton.

Bottle Cap Phonics Cards Printable for Preschool and Pre-K | Life is Peachy

 

This printable also includes a blank template. Use it to add your own pictures and words. You can cut images out of magazines or draw your own. If you’ve laminated the cards, use a dry erase markers and you can use the cards over and over again.

Bottle Cap Phonics Cards Printable for Preschool and Pre-K | Life is Peachy

 

For more information on phonemic awareness, check out this article by Reading Rockets.

 

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Toothfairy Dot Marker Pack

Toothfairy Dot Marker Pack for Preschoolers | Life is Peachy

Not too long ago, one of my nephews lost his first tooth. This prompted some major concern from Goose. She thought it fell out because he didn’t brush his teeth. (I may or may not have previously told her that she has to brush her teeth or they’ll rot and fall out and won’t be able to talk or eat food.) So I had to explain to her that kids lose their “baby teeth” and that new ones will grow back in their place. And I took it upon myself to bring up the toothfairy during this discussion. She is currently into anything and everything fairy related so she was very intrigued by the idea of a toothfairy. And since I just so happened to have some toothfairy clip art, I put together this Toothfairy Dot Marker pack.

Toothfairy Dot Marker Pack Includes:

  • Do-A-Dot Marker Images
  • Letter Identification
  • Follow the Letter Path
  • Counting
Featured letters are F, S, T, W (upper and lower case).

 

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Toothfairy Dot Marker Pack

 

Graphics used in this pack are from Prettygrafik Design on Etsy.

 

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