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Preschool Letter B

Preschool Letter B: Day 1

We started Preschool Letter B with with our Alphabet Play Dough Mats, which Filip absolutely loves. We finger traced a couple of times as he had trouble forming the lowercase b, and then he used some different colored whiteboard markers to trace each letter. He has a fascination with the whiteboard eraser and loves to “wipe off” his writing with it. Here are a couple of photos of him with the play dough mat.

Throughout this blog post, I have linked the resources I have used to either my Google Drive, my online store or another blog where I got that particular download. You can access the downloads by clicking on the photos or links. If you would like to download all the FREE printables I used for the Preschool Letter B week in one download CLICK HERE to get them from Kinder-Resources.com!

Preschool Letter B. Alphabet Play Dough Mat Finger Tracing
Preschool Letter B. Alphabet Play Dough Mat Tracing

We added a new activity this week – a Bb basket! I filled a basket with some items that begin with the letter B and then we named each of the items, really emphasizing on the initial b sound. Here is what the basket looked like; just some toys and things I found around the house.

Preschool Letter B. Beginning Sounds Basket

Next, we did an uppercase and lowercase letter recognition worksheet, which he decided to paint.

Preschool Letter B. Alphabet Find Activity Page

We did a pre-writing practice sheet (From the Pond). They are just the thing to help get those little finger muscles ready for writing. So, I suggested we used glue and glitter this week instead of markers. His reaction? Take a look! He LOVED it!! Even though it was hard to squeeze out all that glue and follow the lines, he was very happy with how his picture turned out!

Preschool Letter B. Fine Motor Pre-Writing Practice Page Glue
Preschool Letter B. Fine Motor Pre-Writing Practice Page Glitter
Preschool Letter B. Fine Motor Pre-Writing Practice Page

I set up the mini sensory tub using an Alphabet Find It game by Carisa, but Filip was not keen on digging around to find the letters by himself, so I played with him ๐Ÿ™‚

Preschool Letter B. Sensory Bin Activity

We finished off the day with our Letter Bb craft: he had been waiting all day for this as he really likes to cut and paste and make things “come to life” from bits and pieces of paper. The template for the letters is available here, if you’d like to use it. Here is carefully applying the glue in a straight line… And the finished project!

Preschool Letter B. Alphabet Craft Bee
Preschool Letter B. Upper and Lower Case Letter Craft Activity Bird Bee

Preschool Letter B: Day 2

We started the following day by doing a beginning sounds sorting activity using the Letter A vocabulary cards and the letter B vocabulary cards (available in this Phonics Letter of the Week unit). Once again, we really over-emphasized the beginning sound so that he could really hear the “a” or the “b”. While this is not something he has mastered yet nor can he independently sort the vocabulary cards, he understands that we are listening for the beginning sound and, at this point in time, I’m really happy that he has grasped that concept!

Preschool Letter B. Beginning Sounds Sorting Activity
Preschool Letter B. Beginning Sounds Flash Cards

We did some more Beginning Sounds Worksheets, this time using Dot Paints. I’ve mentioned it before: this little man is NOT fond of coloring in. However, I don’t want that to stop us from doing things, so we improvise where we can ๐Ÿ˜€ We used the tracing printables from The Measured Mom. He enjoyed using the different colored fruit smelling markers and told me the letters down the bottom were too small for his markers.

Preschool Letter B. Beginning Sounds Coloring Page
Preschool Letter B. Tracing Upper Case Letter

Filip loves to read – well, pretend read. His older brothers and sister are reading and he often grabs a booklet from his blue tub and asks me to read with him. (I love Reading A-Z and have used their booklets and accompanying worksheets for my kids during school holidays.) While I am not going to teach him any sight words, at least, not right now, I decided to try out the flip book from my Phonics Letter of the Week – Bb unit. I’m so glad I did: he loved the idea of his very own booklet that he even colored in some of the pictures!

I have been often asked how these booklets are assembled: they are quite simple to make, actually! Just cut out the top and bottom rectangles, then cut the bottom rectangle along the dashed lines. The top is left intact as it forms the base for the flip book. Once colored, the “flip pages” are stacked one on top of the other and secured together with a couple of staples. It should look like the second photo:

Preschool Letter B. Beginning Sounds and Sight Words Emergent Flip Book Reader Coloring
Preschool Letter B. Beginning Sounds and Sight Words Emergent Flip Book Reader

We also did a balloon tissue paper scrunch craft to get those little finger muscles working. The template for the balloon is available here.

Preschool Letter B. Fine Motor Tissue Paper Scrunching Activity

Preschool Letter B: Day 3

Our final day for the letter Bb we started with a sensory activity. Since B is for balloon, we filled up some balloons with different things: rice, beans, sugar (we didn’t have sand), flour and hair gel.  We played for quite a while with them, talking about how they feel and comparing one balloon to another. When the kids came home from school, Filip told them about our little sensory play and they all got into it, feeling each balloon and trying to guess what was inside. Then, of course, my boys decided to have a balloon fight and I had to take them away before they popped!

He also did a Bb maze, using stamps to get from one side to the other. He still goes in random order, but that’s OK! (This is also available in the Phonics Letter B packet.)

Preschool Letter B. Playing with Balloons
Preschool Letter B. Upper and Lower Case Maze

We also did a beginning sounds worksheet (available in my Phonics Letter of the Week Bb unit). He also did a Q-Tip Letter b.

Preschool Letter B. Alphabet Worksheet
Preschool Letter B. Fine Motor Q-Tip Painting Activity.

Then we finished with a counting activity. This was a lot of fun for him!

Preschool Letter B. Counting activity with pom poms

And here is his work for the week. He loves when Friday comes around and all his work is displayed so that he can show Sam what he has done.

Preschool Letter B. Completed Work

Download Preschool Letter B Free Printables

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Preschool Letter B | Free hands-on printable activities

Products we used to do our Preschool Letter B:

The product links below will take you to my Kinder-Resources.com or TpT online stores.

Alphabet with Correct Letter Formation and Beginning Sounds pIctures
Upper and Lower Case Letter Find | Printable worksheets to help with letter recognition
Upper and Lower Case Letter Templates | Printable alphabet template for crafts and bulletin boards
Alphabet Vocabulary Cards | Write the Room Activity
Beginning Sounds Color It! | Printable coloring pages to help promote letter-sound recognition
Upper and Lower Case Alphabet Maze | Printable worksheets to help with letter recognition
Alphabet & Sight Words Fluency FLip Book Readers | 26 booklets | 26 writing pages | 26 labelling pages
Alphabet Tissue Paper Crafts | Fine Motor Skills Activity
Upper and Lower Case Alphabet Maze | Printable worksheets to help with letter recognition
Handwriting and Beginning Sounds Cut and Paste Worksheets

Happy Teaching ๐Ÿ™‚

6 thoughts on “Preschool Letter B”

  1. Amazing! I love the pictures, I so need to do a blog for my little one. Thank you for sharing, I think I’m going to pick up the tracing and use glitter too – fun!!

  2. Thank you for sharing the Bb activities! Do you have the link to the balloon template? Looks like a fun craft that I’d like to try with my almost 3-year old! Thank you!

  3. Absolutely love your blog, truly great ideas and I think the way you display everything for when Sam comes home is just fabulous! Ollie has ‘letter of the week’ now he’s at school, you’ve given me some great ideas to help him over the weekends to understand more about what he’s learning at school, it’s fantastic and I can’t thank you enough for sharing what you and Filip are doing!!!!

    1. Hi Karin!! Thanks so much for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚ I seem to have trouble getting through to you via e-mail, so if you happen to read this, please let me know!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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