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Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin for Preschoolers

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This Construction alphabet sensory bin is great for children learning to recognize letters. I love how easy it is to put together and enjoy.

There are so many different ways you can do this craft, but the main idea is simple: have letters available for kids to interact with, some “dirt”, and their favorite little construction vehicle.

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Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin

How to Make an Alphabet Construction Sensory Bin

Fill your blender with Nilla wafers and mix until fine, then add to bin. Use a permanent marker to write one letter on each lima bean, and add those to bin as well. The last step of course is to add in different vehicles for little hands to use.

You can change anything to fit what you have around you, if you have different cookies, use those! If you have some flat stones, use those instead of lima beans!

We used these to create CVC words.

Click the above images to get the products you see (these will take you to Amazon), I added some things that will help you create an amazing construction alphabet sensory bin.

Supply List:

  • Nilla Wafers
  • White Lima Beans
  • Permanent Marker
  • Construction Vehicles

That's it! This craft is so easy to do, all you really need is the idea.

Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin

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How to Introduce Construction Sensory Bin

Put everything together, and talk about what they can do with this craft. We also like to use books to talk about crafts before we do them. This craft is a great opportunity to talk about the alphabet as well as construction vehicles.

Shop Size for Everyone 2 |

Try our construction lacing cards!

My favorite books to introduce this craft:

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Mighty Mighty Construction Site

Hide and Seek at the Construction Site

How to Create a Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin Step by Step Guide

Yield: one sensory bin

Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin

Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin

This alphabet sensory bin is a great way to introduce or practice letters with preschoolers. The "dirt" gives children a different texture to play with for a fun sensory experience for the diggers in our lives.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Difficulty preschool


  1. Fill blender with Nilla wafers, and mix until fine, then add to storage container
  2. Use permanent marker to add letters or numbers to lima beans, and add those to storage container
  3. Add in different vehicles for kids to play with


The fun thing about these sensory bins is how easy it is to adjust for your family and what you have available. You can use different cookies, or flat stones instead of lima beans.

Allow children to help you create this bin for your family to really showcase their creativity.

Add a teaspoon of coffee grounds to make the cookie grounds look more like dirt, and add more texture!

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