Still Gearing up for Preschool at Home here, and I wanted to share some of the lesson planning I have been doing. We will be starting with learning the letters of the alphabet. Last week I shared our lesson plans for learning the letter A. In this post, I will be sharing the lesson plan I have created for learning the letter B. This post contains the resources, activities, and books I have gotten together for teaching my preschooler the letter B.
Where to Begin
Then we will focus on learning the letter B.
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Books & Themes
There are many, many “B” things that you can find books on for learning the letter B. I recommend visiting your local library’s children’s section to stock up on some books. My favorite part about teaching preschool at home is that you can tailor your plans specifically to your child and their interests. If your child is into ballons, for example, you may focus on balloons. Maybe your child loves bugs. You can do bug centered activities.
I will be spending a couple of days initially on each letter of the alphabet. Therefore, I have chosen a couple of books.
I have also included fun little craft projects to go with these books and help with learning the letter B.
B is for Bear
I chose a book called “A Library Book for Bear” by Bonny Becker for our first book in our bear theme. The book is about a bear who goes to the library with his friend mouse to find the perfect book for Bear. I chose this book for several reasons. The first being that it fits with our theme and has a cute story. I really love books that encourage children to read. Another reason for choosing this book is because I will be taking my preschooler on his first field trip to the library. This will be a great story to introduce him to the concept of a library and how it all works.
We will be making a bear project using the letter B. (See Below)
Here is what you will need for this simple craft:
- Light Blue Construction Paper
- Brown Construction Paper
- Pink or Tan Construction Paper
My son isn’t very good with using scissors yet, so I pre-cut the pieces so he will be able to just glue them and draw the face on the worm.
The Letter B and Learning Colors
Keeping with our bear theme, I chose one of my son’s all-time favorite books for learning the letter B. This book has the added bonus of teaching colors and animals. The book is “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr. This has been a joy to read in our house for a while now. The fun rhymes and colors and animals are easy for preschoolers to remember and my son loves to “read” along.
To correspond with this book, I found an awesome Brown Bear color matching activity from Totschooling. See the photo below.
I am also planning to use this for our math activity, and have my child count the number of animals that are in this story, using the cutouts.
B is for Bugs
For our science activity, we will be taking a break from bears to explore another letter B word: Bugs! I found a little bug catching kit from the dollar store. It contains a bug box, tweezers, a small net, and a magnifying glass. For this activity, we will be heading into the backyard to explore and see what type of bugs we can find! We will catch them, put them in our box so we can get a good look, and release them back into the yard so they can go home.
More Resources for Learning the Letter B
As I mentioned before, there are tons of resources available online. Being a frugal mom, I gravitate toward the free resources. Some of the free worksheets I have found include the following:
- Upper Case Letter B Coloring Page (This Reading Mama)
- Lower Case Letter B Coloring Page (This Reading Mama)
- Learn to Write Letter B Tracing Page (This Reading Mama)
- The Letter B Coloring Book (This Reading Mama)
- Find the Letter B Page (The Measured Mom)
- Little Letter “B” Book (The Measured Mom)
That’s Learning the Letter B
That is how we will begin learning the letter B when we start preschool at home in a couple weeks. Make sure to subscribe or check back weekly for more lesson plans, resources, books, ideas, and free printables. Have fun!
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