For week 2 of Mommy school, we learned about the letter “B.” My little one is very excited about Mommy school and can’t wait for our next “lesson.” This week we talked about all the things that start with the letter B and we made several letter B crafts for preschool.
A great way to help connect the lessons to the real world is to constantly look for opportunities to connect the letter to your kiddo’s world. Her big sister and dad are great about pointing out the letters we’ve worked on and asking about them.
Printable Letter B Worksheet
Each week of Mommy school begins with a letter worksheet that can be used for projects throughout the week. I made both a big “B” and a little “b” so she can get used to seeing both capital letters and lowercase letters. But in reality, this was confusing for my daughter at first because she thought we learned two letters – a big letter and a little letter. I am not sure if I will continue to use the lowercase letter each week, we will see. But either way, I will include both so you can decide for your student.
I am including worksheets for the whole alphabet, so you can either print them all at once or just print the pages as you need them.
Download the letter a week A – Z worksheet pages HERE.
We used dot markers, stickers and crayons this week on the letter “A” worksheets. Other ideas include using stamps, pom-poms, pasta, cereal, bits of paper and more, really you can glue anything you want in the letters to reinforce letter recognition.
Notice the random stickers below the letter B, my daughter found a pack of stickers and had a great time adding stickers that started with the letter B to the page – bunny, balloon. That’s the fun part of Mommy school, we can follow her lead.
B Is For Butterfly Suncatcher Craft
I love how this butterfly suncatcher turned out. I’ve made a number of suncatchers over the years with my older daughters, so it was fun to make a new design. I thought about using the printable worksheet for this craft, but I wanted a larger open space to fill in for the wings. So I ended up drawing the B with a pencil. I used almost the entire 9×11 piece of construction paper making it as large as possible.
- Black construction paper
- Contact paper (from the dollar store!)
- Colorful tissue paper
This is a fun upcycled project. I save the tissue paper that comes into this house in gifts to use for crafts. So our butterfly wings are filled with whatever colors I had on hand.
In addition to reinforcing the letter B, this craft is also great for scissor practice. I cut the colorful tissue paper into strips about an inch wide. Then I let my daughter practice cutting pieces off. Some are bigger, some are smaller and that’s ok.
Lay a piece of contact paper slightly larger than your B on the table, sticky side up. Place the B on top and then let your child fill in the “wings” with the tissue paper squares.
I used some of the leftover black construction paper to form two slightly curved antenna and laid them on top of the head of the butterfly.
Once the wings are fully decorated, lay another piece of contact paper on top to seal. Cut around the edge of the letter leaving a border to keep the project sealed. I did not fully enclose the antenna. You can, I just decided to let them partially hang free.
B Is For Buttons Craft
I used the printable B worksheet is to print it directly onto construction paper for this B is for buttons craft. Most construction paper is sold as a 9×12 paper, so I use a paper slicer to trim the construction paper to an 8.5 x 11 so it fits in my printer. For the B is for Buttons craft, I printed the B directly onto light blue (b is for blue) construction paper.
- Blue construction paper
- Assorted buttons
- Elmer’s glue
I have a jar of old buttons – the kind that came as extras on clothes – I pulled out for this project. I let her pick which button she wanted to use next and added a dab of Elmer’s glue to the back. Then she placed it in the letter B.
It was really good practice for dexterity, more than a few times she dropped the button, but she picked it back up and placed it on the project.
B Is For Bee Letter B Popsicle Stick Craft
The final project for the week was a B for Bee popsicle stick craft. I love popsicle stick crafts, so I was really excited about this one. We wash and save all of our popsicle sticks so this is another upcycled project for us.
- 1 fat wooden craft stick
- 3 popsicle sticks
- Yellow and black paint
- Black Sharpie
- Small googly eyes
- Black pipe cleaner
I used four wooden sticks for this craft, three popsicle sticks that were broken in half and another fatter craft stick. My daughter painted the full stick yellow and the halves black. We use Crayola Washable paints for all of our popsicle stick crafts.
Once the sticks were dry I showed her how we formed the letter B with her sticks, and I used Elmer’s School Glue to put them together. After they were assembled, I used a black Sharpie to draw stripes on the bee’s body. My daughter helped me place the googly eyes and pipe cleaner antennae.
Letter B Books
I am making a conscious effort to point out letters in the books we read. For B week we read:
- Eric Carle’s ABCs
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
- The Belly Button Book
- Hippos Go Beserk
- The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
We continued to pull from our home library for these. She seems to be very excited about spotting the letter we are working on in a familiar book.
In addition to our letter work, we are also working on a same and different workbook (which she loves).
Look back at our previous projects for Letter A Crafts. Check back next week to see what we did for Letter C Crafts.