Flower Petal Hide and Seek

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Nothing says Valentine’s Day like flowers. I found some artificial flower petals at the dollar store and decided to use them for a learning activity/ sensory bin. This is an engaging activity that my children had fun doing. You can use artificial petals or real ones. 

I made two separate bins for my 3 and 5 year olds. For my 3 year old, I had her find plastic letters (for a letter board) and then match the letters with alphabet stickers in a muffin tin. This is great to help with letter recognition at a young age. This helps young children to see that each letter looks different. For my 5 year old, I had her find the animal figure under the flower petals. Then she matched the beginning sound with the letters in the muffin tin. 

I love when the kids are engaged in an activity and they don’t even know they are learning. This was one of those activities for my kids. They had a great time digging through the flower petals and matching the letters. The best part is that when they were finished, I put water into the bin and turned it into a sensory activity.

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Beginning Letter Sound Match

Supplies: 

  • Flower petals
  • Animal Figures
  • Alphabet Stickers
  • Muffin Tin

Instructions:

Step 1: Place one alphabet sticker in each muffin tin cup corresponding with the beginning letter of each animal. 



Step 2: Place the animals in a bin. Then cover with the flower petals.

Step 3: Have your child dig through the flower petals for the animals. Then have them match the beginning letter of the animal with the letters in the muffin tins. 

Letter Match

Supplies:

  • Flower petals
  • Alphabet Stickers
  • Muffin tin
  • Letters (magnets, wooden letters, or plastic letter board letters)

Instructions:

Step 1: Place one alphabet letter sticker in each muffin tin cup that corresponds with the plastic, or wooden letters.

Step 2: Place the plastic or wooden letters into a bin and cover the letters with the flower petals.

Step 3: Have your child dig through the flower petals for the hidden letters. Once they find the letters, have them match the letters with the letters in the muffin tin.

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