Aiden LOVES sea shells! He loves to sort them, hide them and just look at all the different kinds of shells. Since he is loving shells right now ~ I took some shells from the Dollar Store and wrote the letters of the alphabet on them. Here are some of the fun things we did with them.
I hide them in a container of sand.
Aiden hunted for the shells, and we worked on naming each letter written on the shell.
I put all of the shells letter side up and Aiden and I worked on letter sounds and naming words that started with each letter.
I took a couple of the shells and hide the pearl under one of them.
Aiden would pick up a shell, looking for the marble and name the letter written on the shell.
When we work on activities like this I let Aiden decide how long we play. I am really trying to get him to sit and focus on activities more as he gets older. Keeping his attention is not always easy! After about 15-20 minutes Aiden was ready to move on to something else.