This week I've started teaching the alphabet to my son. All week I did different things with A. On the first day, I did a sensory box and kept it around all week for him to play with. I used beans, upper and lower case A's, and toys that begin with a. He absolutely loved it!! I put in some small airplanes, one block with an A on it, a couple of ants, an alligator, three little Army men, three acorns, and some letters. Whenever he found a letter, he would place it on top of the A on the block. It was so cute!
Here's the box. As you can see, I hid most of the things because he loves to dig up stuff. ;-)
The best part of this sensory box for Josiah was the alligator! He kept feeding him beans. :-D
He's like oh, wow an army man!!
What. A. Cutie!!!
Searching for more stuff.
So silly. :-)
My giggling little boy. :-)
Someone is having FUN!
Sneaky face. :-D
Dumping all the beans out of the alligator!
With this activity I just sang the alphabet song a few times, and the letter song from the Leapfrog alphabet fridge magnets. (You guys know the one, I'm sure!) Actually I did those songs all week... haha Anyway, I did something small every day that incorporated A into it, and after just a couple of days he can recognize that letter! Yay!
As you can tell from the pictures, this was a big hit! I think it's because he hasn't had a bean box in awhile. :-)