Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rainbow Chickpeas & Alphabet Cookie Cutters {Invitation to Play}

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It has been awhile since we've played with our rainbow dyed chickpeas, which is hard to believe because they're my absolute favorite sensory bin filler ever. The other day I paired the rainbow chickpeas with some alphabet cookie cutters to encourage some alphabet and literacy learning for my three year old. Zero preparation is involved (unless you don't have rainbow chickpeas already on hand, but they only take 3-5 minutes to make), which makes this a quick and simple activity to pull out when the kids are telling me they're bored.

Sensory & literacy activity for kids using rainbow dyed chickpeas and alphabet cookie cutters from And Next Comes L

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Sensory & literacy activity for kids using rainbow dyed chickpeas and alphabet cookie cutters from And Next Comes L

Simply add the two materials to a sensory bin and get playing. When you push the cookie cutter down, it will fill with chickpeas.

Sensory & literacy activity for kids using rainbow dyed chickpeas and alphabet cookie cutters from And Next Comes L

But three year old K found other ways to play.

Playing with rainbow dyed chickpeas - such a great sensory activity for kids! from And Next Comes L

Then he wanted to spell words. He started with "E-X" and asked me how to finish spelling EXIT.

Spelling words with this simple sensory bin using rainbow dyed chickpeas from And Next Comes L

Then he spelled the words IN and OUT all by himself. I really do think he has a bit of hyperlexia himself, but certainly not to the same extent as his older brother. I love how he initially spelled the word IN in the chickpeas and then OUT outside the chickpeas.

Spelling words with this simple sensory bin using rainbow dyed chickpeas from And Next Comes L

Spelling words with this simple sensory bin using rainbow dyed chickpeas from And Next Comes L

PS: How gorgeous is that last photo?! I am in love with it!

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Invitation to play with rainbow dyed chickpeas and alphabet cookie cutters - combines sensory play with literacy learning for kids from And Next Comes L
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