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LETTER "B" ACTIVITIES
 

ART

DECORATING Bs
Using the large B pattern, cut out large B shapes for your children to decorate.

Some Decorating suggestions:

  • Paint them with blue or black paint.
  • Cover them with butterfly stickers.
  • Blue buttons on them.
  • Glue on dried beans.
  • Stick real or pretend Band-Aids on them.
 
PLAYDOUGH Bs
Give your child some blue play dough and show them how to roll dough ropes and then turn them into B’s.
Have your children roll out their play dough like pie dough and use a B cookie cutter to make cutouts in their pie dough. (Recite the “Pat-A-Cake” rhyme.)
Use play dough to make pretend biscuits, buns or breads.
Make play dough beads. (Make a bead necklace.)
 
B BUTTERFLIES
Cut out large butterfly shapes for your children from light colored construction paper.
Give your children “B” stamps and let them stamp colorful B shapes all over their butterflies using a rainbow ink pad.
 
B BUGS
Using the small or medium B pattern, cut out B shapes for your children from light weight cardboard.
Give your children some Chenille’s and let them make legs and antennae on their B shapes, turning them into bugs.
Give them marking pens to use for eyes or give them moving eyes to glue on.
 
B PUPPETS
Using the medium B pattern, cut out B shapes for your children from heavy paper.
First, have your children make a face on their B shapes using marking pens.
Next, help your children glue or tape a large craft stick to the back of their B shapes for handles.
Write each child’s name on the handle of their puppet.
Have your children use their B puppets when they are singing B songs or when going on a B hunt.
GAMES & ACTIVITIES
BACKWARDS DAY
Have your children come to school with their clothes turned backwards.
Have backwards walking contests.
Do your daily routines backwards.
Help your children notice that the words “backwards” begins with the “B” sound.
 
BABY DAY
Plan a Baby day at your school.
Invite parents with babies to come with their babies.
The following day, let your children pretend to be babies.
Bring in some baby bottles for your children to use at snack time.
Let your children crawl around. (or insist they only crawl)
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being a baby.
 
B BLOCKS
Have your children make giant B’s using blocks.
Set out alphabet blocks and let your children take turns finding the B blocks.
 
B BIRTHDAY PARTY
Plan a special “birthday party” for the letter B.
Decorate with B things such as balloons, banners, baseball hats, etc.
Place B cutouts on straws for drinks.
Serve cupcakes with B’s printed on top, with blue icing.
Play baseball, or other ball games.
Let your children help plan the party.
Take pictures of the party and later see how many B things your children can find in the pictures.
MOVEMENT
MOVING LIKE Bs
At movement time, practice moving like butterflies, bubbles, bugs and bumble bees.
Ride bikes, or walk on balance beams.
Bounce balls, play a bowling game.
 
BROWN BEAR
Have your children act out the following adapted rhyme.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear turn around.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear touch the ground.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear reach up high.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, touch the sky.
LANGUAGE
B RHYMES
There are lots of nursery rhymes that have B words in them.
Some of my favorites are:
Two Little Black Birds
Baa, Baa Black Sheep
Little Boy Blue
Little Bo Peep

 
ALPHABET BOOKS

Use the large B pattern printout as a cover for a “B” Book.
Let your children fill their books with pictures of B objects.
 
B STORIES
Look for children books that have B words or characters in them, such as;
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? By Bill Martin, Jr.
Wheels on the Bus, by Maryann Kovalski
Little Bear, by Else Holmelund Minark
The Three Bears
 
B HUNT
Have your children look around your room for objects that start with the B sound, “Ba”.
When they find one, they can mark the object by laying their puppet next to the object.
When everyone has found an object. Have all the children sit down, while you go around and look for puppets.
Have the child come up to get his/her puppet while you show the object they found to everyone and say it’s name slowly so everyone can hear the Ba sound at the beginning.
If a child has chosen an incorrect object, say the word anyway and have your children listen for the B sound, then tell you if they hear it.
 
BABY B WORDS
Have your children help you think of B words that you associate with a baby.
Examples: bottle, bonnet, blanket, booties, bottle, etc.
WRITING
B DOT-TO-DOT
Make a large B dot-to-dot picture.
Make copies for your children on a copy machine.
Give your children a large black or red crayon, and have them connect the dots.
Have them connect the dots to make the letter B.
SCIENCE
B SCIENCE IDEAS
Here are some ideas of things to explore while learning the letter B.
B animals, such as; bears, bob cats, bugs, butterflies, etc.
Help your children build bridges and boats using blocks.
Create a band with home made instruments.
Study balls and what makes them bounce.
Have fun with bubbles.
SNACKS
SNACK TIME WITH B
Make butter and biscuits with your children for snack.
Serve berry tarts, or milkshakes.
Let children dip broccoli trees or green beans into a bean dip.
Serve Bean soup with bread.
Make banana treats.
Eat bear graham crackers