Dinosaur Sensory Bottle With Alphabet Printables

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Do you have any dinosaur fans in your classroom? I know I do! This duo of Dinosaur Sensory Bottles with a corresponding Dino Letter Hunt bring a bit of rawr-some fun to your literacy rich classroom.

Do you have any dinosaur fans in your classroom? This duo of Dinosaur Sensory Bottles with a corresponding Dino Letter Hunt alphabet printable will be such a hit in a Pre-K and Kindergarten literacy center!

Dinosaur Sensory Bottle

Learning about dinosaurs is a topic that never gets boring with kids.

With each new wave of interest, you can explore different aspects of paleontology, and as a bonus – you can get lots of use out of your dinosaur materials! (Unlike some other topics that tend to be one-and-done for each group.)

However, learning dinosaur names can sometimes be a bit too advanced for emerging readers, so we thought we’d give a dino-spin to a classic letter identification printable and pair it with some sensory bottles for a hands-on learning experience.

We also added a science dimension by showing dinosaurs and dinosaur eggs in two separate sensory bottles to facilitate exploration of mammals versus oviparous animals (or simply a discussion of the differences between mammals versus reptiles).

Do you have any dinosaur fans in your classroom? This duo of Dinosaur Sensory Bottles with a corresponding Dino Letter Hunt alphabet printable will be such a hit in a Pre-K and Kindergarten literacy center!

Dinosaur Letter Printable

These Dinosaur Letter printables can be printed off for each individual student to come back to over and over again, trying to find new letters in the sensory bottle each time, or you can laminate a single sheet and keep it with the sensory bottles at a language center.

Each of these methods has its benefits – the first is an activity kids can return to and feel a sense of completion with, while the second is reusable and can allow children to take on different challenges each time, like:

  • how many vowels can you find?
  • can you find all the letters to your name?
  • can you find more letters than the last time you used this sensory bottle?

Be sure to grab the free printable at the bottom of this post! 

Do you have any dinosaur fans in your classroom? This duo of Dinosaur Sensory Bottles with a corresponding Dino Letter Hunt alphabet printable will be such a hit in a Pre-K and Kindergarten literacy center!

How to Make a Dinosaur Sensory Bottle

First gather your materials:

  • two clear plastic water bottles (we used bottles that waterbeads or floral gravel had come in to ensure that the opening was wide enough to add the dinosaur figurines)
  • 26+ mini eggs
  • handful dinosaur figurines
  • craft sand
  • Permanent marker
  • Glue, optional to seal lids

To make these sensory bottles, first write out the letters of the alphabet onto your eggs (one letter per egg). You can write the lower case on one side and upper case on one side, if desired.

Working in layers, add a few eggs, then a bit of sand, and repeat, in one bottle, and then add dinosaurs and sand in the second bottle.

I mention craft sand because while I loved how the dinosaur figurines worked in the play sand, it wasn’t ideal for the bottle with the eggs.

Secure the lid with glue, if desired.

Do you have any dinosaur fans in your classroom? This duo of Dinosaur Sensory Bottles with a corresponding Dino Letter Hunt alphabet printable will be such a hit in a Pre-K and Kindergarten literacy center!

Grab Your Free Copy

Ready for some dinosaur alphabet learning fun? Grab your copy of the dinosaur sensory bottle alphabet printables by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very bottom of this post!

If you have dinosaur lovers among you, you will definitely want to check out this amazing list of free dinosaur printables and activities from some of my favorite kid’s activities bloggers!

LEFT TO RIGHT:

Free Printable Dinosaur Emergent Reader // Fun A Day!

Hatching Dinosaur Eggs Initial Sound Match // Modern Preschool

Dinosaur Rhyme Time // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten

EDITABLE Dinosaur Sight Word Game // Playdough to Plato

Salt Crystal Dinosaur Science Experiment // Schooling a Monkey

Editable Sight Word Dinosaur Game // The Kindergarten Connection

Dinosaur CVCe Puzzles // Pages of Grace

Editable Dinosaur Pick and Color Printable // A Dab of Glue Will Do

10 Little Dinosaurs Song // Stay at Home Educator

Dinosaur Counting Puzzles // Pocket of Preschool

Dinosaur Addition // Recipe for Teaching

Dinosaur Measurement Activities // Fairy Poppins

Dinosaur Clip Cards: Matching Numbers 1-12 // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Dinosaur Board Game Counting Activity // Fun Learning for Kids

Dinosaur Sensory Bottle With Alphabet Printables // Letters of Literacy

Dinosaur Addition Cards // The STEM Laboratory

Dinosaur Counting Play Dough Mats // Fantastic Fun and Learning

Dinosaur Memory Game // Teach Me Mommy

Bossy R Dinosaur Sort // Sara J Creations

Dinosaur Word Family Center Freebie // The Primary Post

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