Letter of the Week- Letter B

Our letter of the week last week was the letter B and we did several activities to help Hailey learn the letter B.

Hailey used water colors for the first time to paint the letter B.  It only took a couple of tries before she understood that she had to dip the brush into the water and then the paint and then she loved it.  She spent a lot longer with the water colors than she usually does with regular paint.  (And- an added bonus- she didn’t even try to eat it… yet)

This is the finished letter B that I cut out and glued onto construction paper.  It hangs on our refrigerator all week so that Hailey will see it a lot.

We also made a Bumble Bee out of the letter B- an idea I saw over at No Time for Flashcards.

Here’s what you’ll need: a large letter B on yellow construction paper, black and blue construction paper, scissors, glue and pipe cleaner.

Cut out several lines to be stripes on the bumble bee and two wings out of the black construction paper.

I cut out the B but left the centers of the B in so that the paper would be a bit sturdier.  Hailey glued the stripes on.

Glue the wings onto the back of the B.

Use the pipe cleaner to make antenna and thread it through the B.  I put the antenna through a stripe so that the B would be less likely to rip.  Cut out the centers of the B.

Here’s the finished Bumble Bee B, glued onto blue construction paper for added durability.

We also played hide the letter B using some felt letter B’s which I hid around our house for Hailey to find.  She also enjoyed the letter B activities at Star Fall.

Hailey colored her Letter B book.  Later we added pictures to it and then I put the book together.  (If you look closely you’ll be able to see that Hailey is wearing her bathing suit over her clothes.)

Here is our last letter B project of the week:

Here’s what you’ll need: a deep box, a piece of paper, golf ball and paint.

I didn’t get any pictures while we did this project- but I dipped the ball into the paint and then dropped it into the box with the paper in it.  Hailey shook the box around to spread the paint.  This project combined several of our themes last week- B for the ball, red for our color, and circle (ball) for our shape.

It will be a long time before we do something like this again though.  Hailey got frustrated while we were working on it and she took the ball out and threw it across the room.  This resulted in a very sad mommy and a very sad toddler as well as lots of red paint to clean up.

The finished picture.

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3 comments on “Letter of the Week- Letter B

  1. architect on said:

    you have a pretty kid.. you’re doing a great job. Wish ihave as much patience and tima as you..

    you can see my little darling here:


  2. Grandmother Wren on said:

    You’re doing such a fine job with your child’s preschooling – but it is frustrating when projects “go bad.”
    Before I was Grammy, I taught twos and threes for 25 years.
    I have never seen the ball painting thing go particularly well…
    It goes much better with an older child, using a marble rather than a ball. The design comes out like a web and is quite pretty. The older kids have the manual dexterity to handle tipping the box better too.
    Would you believe I saw toddler room teachers also using the marbles because “the pictures turn out better” ?!
    Oh my!
    It’s a good thing they’re required to be certified in first aid and the heimlich manuever these days because apparently common sense isn’t a job requirement…

  3. aaahh, the good old days!!
    Looks like such fun!

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