Clothespin Letter Dig

Did you know that clothespins have metal in them? Of course you did! But I always forget to use them when we are doing a magnetic activity!

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Until one day my daughter asked me to set up a magnetic sensory bin for her and somehow the magnetic wands got a hold of a clothespin and voila it stuck! And this idea was born!

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Digging for clothespin letters!

So grab your clothespins and magnetic wands and let’s set up this super fun literacy sensory bin!

Here’s how to do it!

I grabbed my large sensory bin and filled it with rainbow rice. Click here for instructions on how to make rainbow rice.

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Then I added my letter clothespins. If you don’t have letter clothespins so problem! Simple write letters on the clothes pins you do have using a black sharpie.

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For this activity I wanted my daughter to match capital letters with the corresponding lower case letter. So you can either write all capital letters on your clothespins or all lower case letters.

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Then I hid the letter clothespins in the rainbow rice.

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Great fine motor activity

Then on a foam sheet I wrote out the alphabet in lower case letter all along the edge. you don’t have foam sheets use cardboard or a thicker card stock. I would not use regular construction paper as it won’t hold up once all the clothespins are pinned to it.

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Magnetic Wands!!!

Then I handed my 4 year old the magnetic wands and let her start searching for the clothespin letters.

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Once she found them she then pinned it on the correct lower case letter. She continued until all the letters were found!

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Total Hit

This was such a great fine motor and literacy activity and I can’t believe I’ve not used magnets and clothespins before. This will definitely not be the last!!

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2 thoughts on “Clothespin Letter Dig

  1. Paris Renae

    I LOVE everything you post on your site – where do you come up with all these 🙂 And your twins are ADORABLE just like your daughter. Thanks for sharing all this – as a grammy of a 1 year old it is a blessing!

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