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Summer is coming and the ocean is calling! Make writing letters fun with this free Ocean Alphabet Sensory Writing Tray Activity. This activity can be used in several different ways and is perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners who need practice with proper letter formation!
*Pair with our Ocean Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Ocean Alphabet Sensory Writing Tray Activity
I have never been to the beach. Yup, you read that correctly. I have never been to the ocean and I honestly don’t think I want to ever go either. The big never-ending ocean is rather intimidating to this non-swimming mama.
While I don’t care to go to the ocean any time soon, I do love learning about the ocean and think seashells are absolutely beautiful. We love using them for activities so I am thankful for the shells I have acquired from others sharing their collections with me.
How to Prep
This activity is super fun and easy to prep too! Simply start by printing and laminating the seashell letter tracing cards.
Add the sand to the tray and set the shells aside.
How to Play
The simplest way to use the seashell cards is to laminate them and then use a dry erase marker to trace the letters on the cards. This activity would be perfect for morning work or a literacy center.
These cards can also be used for the sensory writing tray!
Students will pick a seashell letter card and lay it beside the tray or in the tray if there is a spot so they can see the letter.
Next, they will use their finger to write the letter on the seashell card in the sand.
Then, the kids can use small seashells to trace the letter drawn in the sand. This part of the activity gives them another hands-on way to practice forming letters!
End of the Year Gift!
Are you looking for an educational gift idea for your students? These free printable seashell writing cards would make the perfect activity to give them as an engaging end of the year gift!
Simply print and laminate a set of cards for each student, add them to a binder ring, and pair them with a little baggie of sand, seashells, and a dry erase marker!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to start writing in the sand? Get your free seashell writing cards by clicking on the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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