Summer is coming and the ocean is calling. Make writing letters fun with this free seashell letter printable and sensory writing tray activity.
*Pair with our Ocean Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten!
Ocean Alphabet Sensory Writing Tray
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 and love using them for activities so I am thankful for the shells I have acquired from others sharing their collections with me.
Prep the Activity
This FREE printable can be used in several different ways and is perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners who need practice with proper letter formation.
Simply print and laminate the seashell letter tracing cards.
Add the sand to the tray and set the shells aside. The trays from Melissa and Doug Lacing Cards are perfect for this type of activity, but any tray will work.
Ways to Play
The simplest way to use the free seashell writing 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 write letters in the sand in the 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.
RELATED RESOURCE: Writing Centers for the Year
Use small seashells to trace the letter drawn in the sand. This activity gives students another hands-on way to practice forming letters.
End of the Year Student Gift Idea
Are you looking for an education end of the year gift idea?
These free printable seashell writing cards would make the perfect activity to give to your students as part of their 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 Copy
Grab your free seashell writing cards by clicking on the large, blue DOWNLOAD HERE button below.
Then, hop on over to see our Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards!