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Looking for simple ideas to teach a child in your home or classroom the phonetic sound and formation of the letters Aa?  You've come to the right place.  Below are crafts, books, snacks, and other ideas for fun letter learning.  Find additional age-appropriate activities for children in the ABCJesusLovesMe 1-5 Year Preschool Curriculum.

Bb Phonics Sound and Song:

Tune: The Farmer in the Dell

B /b/ ball
B /b/ ball
/b/ /b/ /b/ /b/ 
B /b/ ball

 

Bb Printables:

Activity and Coloring Poster
Writing Worksheet

 

Bb Poster Ideas:

Blue Butterfly Footprint Butterfly:
- Paint the bottom of the child's foot.  Press the feet down on paper with the left foot on the right side and the right foot on the left side.  Leave a little space in between for the butterfly's body.

Thank you to Crystal for this cute idea!

 


B-Color

Color:
- Use black, brown, and blue colors, paints, or markers
- Cut along the "black" line
- Glue on a paper bag

 

 


B-Butterfly

Butterfly:
- Print 2 copies of the Bb Poster.  Color and cut around the uppercase letters (one uppercase B will need to be colored on the wrong side).  Tape two uppercase B's together (one backwards and forwards) to make butterfly wings.  Glue pompoms down the center to create a butterfly.  Add a pipe cleaner for the butterfly's antenna. Thank you Shannon for this idea!

- Draw butterflies or place butterfly stickers or stamps on the Bb Poster.


B-Fingerprint Bumble Bees

Bumble Bee - Fingerprints:
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With a yellow stamp or yellow paint place yellow fingerprints on the Bb poster
- With a black marker add a head, tail, wings, black lines and feet to make them look like bumble bees

 

 


Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee - Stripes:
- Paint with stripes of yellow and black to look like a bumble bee.
- Talk about creating an AB pattern.

 



B-Buttons

Buttons:
- Glue buttons on the Bb Poster
- Focus on blue, brown, and blue buttons

 

 

 

B-Balloon

Balloons:
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Glue balloons on the Bb Poster

 

 

 

 


B-Color Pom Poms

Sort:
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Glue blue, black, and brown pom poms on the Bb Poster

 

 

 

 

Additional Bb Poster Ideas:

- Use a magazine to cut out items that begin with the letter b.  Glue the pictures on the Bb Poster.

 

Bb Activities:

B-Bear

Draw a "B" Word:
- Have your child draw an object that starts with the letter "b".
- Either write the name of the object and have them copy it or spell the word
- Be very careful when criticizing a child's artwork.  Even though it isn't how you would draw the object, encouragement helps build confidence.

 

 

Boing

Boing:
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Cut strips of paper 1" wide.  Fold the paper accordian style.
- Little man had great fun "boing" this up and down while saying "boing."

 

 

 

Button Sorting
Button Sorting:
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Give the child a pile of buttons.  Have the child place only "B-Colored" buttons (brown, blue, and black buttons) on the Bb Poster.

 

 


- Collect items for "My B Box" - Idea from My First Steps to Reading books

- Throw or bounce a basketball or balls into a laundry basket or box

- Toss beanbags into a basket or box.

- Play with blue balloons, blocks, or a box.

- Bubblin' Up Heart Bubble Art
1/4 cup liquid dish washing soap
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Mix it all and divide into different bowls or cups, and add food coloring

 

Bb Computer Activities:

Starfall Bb Computer Activity

 

Bb Books:

My B Book My "B" Book by Jane Belk Moncure - Be sure to use the phonetic sound of the letter and not the letter name when reading the book. When we come to a letter, I have my child read the phonetic sound of each letter.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Printable Story Pattern

Mr. Brown Can Moo
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Barnyard Dance Barnyard Dance

Blueberries for Sal Blueberries for Sal

The Berenstain Bears and the Truth - Any Berentain Bear books!

 

Bb Snacks and Foods:

- Banana (bread), blueberries (muffins, pancakes)
- Bologna
- Butterscotch pudding or chips, brownies
- Bear (teddy grams, gummy bears)
- Biscuits

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