This sight word sensory bin is an old activity here on the website, from when our own children were just learning to read. When they were in kindergarten, sight words were all the rage. Now, these strategies are not used as much, but the practice of learning words and letters continues. You can use components of this sensory bin activity in beginning reading for kindergarteners to practice reading words, identifying letters, or matching uppercase to lower case. The sky is the limit, and all you need is recycled paper!
While we used recycled paper for this sight word sensory activity, you could use any sensory bin base material.
Sight Word Sensory Bin
I love this sight word sensory bin idea (or any way that you use the sensory bin idea) to involve motor skills and multisensory learning into reading skill development. As OT providers, we love play-based learning and hands-on activities, and this one fits the bill!
Shredded Paper Sensory Bin
Put those paper shreds to work and use them in fun play. Shredded paper is a great sensory bin filler.
We’ve used it a few other times and it actually about today because Little Guy remembered doing this Snowy Farm Sensory Bin activity and asked if we could pull out some shredded paper again.
The shredded paper can even be dyed to give your sensory bin a colorful spin. We dyed shredded paper pink in our Valentine’s Day sensory bin.
Big Sister played in the sensory bin and said the words as she pulled them out. We made sentences together with the words from the bin.
Big Sister wanted to add her entire sight word collection to the sensory bin. It turned out to be mostly sight words! I think we’re on to a new sensory bin filler 😉
Looking for more sight word activities for beginner readers? Try these fun ideas:
Sight Word Sticky Easel
Sight Word Manipulatives
Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
Beginner Sight Word Letter Match
I Spy Sight Word Sensory Bottle
No-Mess Sensory Sight Word Spelling
Sight Word Bottle Cap Stampers