ABC Games for Preschoolers to Learn the Letter B

We have started working with a preschool teacher to bring parents a curriculum to help their children learn letters, numbers, colors and more! Each week we are working on a new item, check out all the preschool activities we have covered this far here. This week we are focusing on the letter B, recently it has been popular to skip around with the alphabet so children learn the letter rather than the ABC song. We would love any feedback in the comments, if you have other activities make sure to leave them too! Here are some great ABC games for preschoolers to learn the letter B!

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Remember that preschoolers do not typically have a long attention span, so one or two activities per day should be all they can handle. Everyday you talk about things like the day of the week it is, the date (having a calendar is great for this, let them cross off the day everyday), what the weather is outside (cold, hot, raining, sunny), you do not have to do the activities below at the same time, you can spread out the activities throughout the day!

As always we will tell you upfront what you will need for the week:

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint(Basic Acrylic works great): Colors – Yellow, Black
  • Construction Paper: Colors – Yellow, Black, Brown, White
  • Grated pieces of crayons (Crayola© works the best, find your broken ones)
  • Brown Paper Bag (The size of a lunch bag or the ones a bottle of wine comes in)
  • Glue
  • Buttons
  • Swiggly Eyes (optional)
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Balloons
  • Toy boats
  • Old bottles
  • Wax paper
  • Blow dryer

You will also want to print out these PDF’s

Monday

Print out two of the Letter B sheetsphoto 2 (3)

Make a Bee with the Letter B

  • Printable B
  • Yellow crayons or markers
  • Black construction paper cut into little strips
  • Black construction paper cut into wings
  • Black construction paper cut into a antennae
  • Glue
  1. Have your child color the B yellow
  2. Glue the strips as the stripes on the bee
  3. Glue the wings to the top left corner of the B
  4. Glue the antennae to the  top of the B

With the other Letter B glue beautiful buttons to it!

Tuesday

Print out the Trace and Try the Letter B

Make a butterfly sun catcher from the letter B!photo 3 (3)

  • Black construction paper
  • White crayon
  • Grated crayons
  • Wax paper
  • Blow dryer
  • Scissors
  1. Trace a B shaped butterfly on black construction paper with your white crayon
  2. Cut out along the lines
  3. Place your grated crayons between 2 pieces of wax paper (this will go in the cut outs of the B)
  4. Melt the crayons by holding the wax paper together and using the highest heat setting on your blow dryer
  5. Glue the melted crayons and wax paper in the wholes inside the B
  6. Attach a string to the B and hang in a window

Wednesday

Make a bee using paper platesphoto 5 (1)

  • 2 paper plates
  • Yellow and black paint
  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Swiggly Eyes (optional)
  • Black pipe cleaners
  1. Paint one paper plate yellow and the other black, on the back side (not the side you would eat off of) and let dry
  2. Cut the black paper plate in half and glue as wings to the yellow paper plate
  3. Cut the construction paper to use as the stripes on the bee
  4. Use swiggly eyes or draw on eyes and mouth
  5. Glue pipe cleaners as the antennae

Have a B picnic.  Eat only things that start with the letter B – Blueberrie, Blackberries (really all berries if your child is picky), beans, broccoli, bananas, brownies, bacon, burgers on buns, baguettes, the list goes on and on!

Thursday

Brown Paper Bag Bear photo 4 (1)

  • This printable from ABC teach
  • Brown paper bag
  • Crayons or markers
  • Glue
  1. Print out and color the bear template
  2. Cut out the pieces (your child can practice using scissors, make sure they are the toddler ones)
  3. Glue to the paper bag

Learn about Buoyancy (basic definition learn about things that float and sink) in a bath tub of blue water (add a couple drops of blue food coloring or bath tub fizzers) things like boats, and blown up balloons will float but a bottle that is full will sink.  Explore other things that begin with B that will sink or float.  You can have your child guess if it will sink or float before they put it into the water.

Friday

Go on a Letter B hunt and find things that start with the letter B

Practice writing the Letter B with the Trace and Try the Letter B Printable

Play with BUBBLES!

Do you have any other fun activities to learn the letter B? Make sure to let us know in the comments! 

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Dr. Seuss activites to pair with the books

Painting with fruit, veggies and trash

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