Suggestions For Letter “B”

1(a). Introductory Activities

blow balloons till they burst, bust, bang, break
beat batter
make bee bean bags
wear beard, belt, boots, bib
bake buns, biscuits, beans
have backwards day
bite bologna, bananas, butter, beets, bacon
build with boxes

1(b). Gym Activities

bounce balls
go before or behind in line of boys
climb in big box, barrel, boat
ride bus
bat balls
balance on balance beam
be on back on bench or below bench
be between handles on box horse
beat bean bags
bounce on trampoline
ride bike
bend belly on big ball
stop when bell rings
build with blocks
fly like birds or butterflies
bend back to make bridge with body
roll ball with bell in it
stand back to back with friend
sit on bottom
bowling with ball to hit empty bleach bottles
Refer to Chapter 2, Bean Bags, Balls, Benches, Beach Balls.

2. Stories Songs and Poems

3 Bears
Billy Boy
Bugs Bunny
Baby Bunting
Beauty and the Beast
Bring Back My Bonnie To Me
Bertha Baked Some Biscuits
Blowing Bubbles
Grandmother mixed up a cake
And put it in the stove to bake.

See the little sleepy head
Curled up snugly in her bed.

Daddy left his coat
In our motor boat.

The man had a fox
In the wooden box.

Mr. Quaker
Is a baker

Raise your hand
And lead the band.

A glass of milk and a slice of bread
And then goodnight, we must go to bed.

The boy will run
To get a bun.

James and Paul
Have a ball.

Whenever Dan has a heavy sack
He carries it safely on his back.

There is a fox
In a box.

Hark, hark
The dogs can bark.

He would rather hike
Than ride a bike
How would you like
A nice new bike?

My little doll has silky hair
But, oh dear me, her feet are bare.

Little Mike
Can ride a bike.

The little sand-man shows his head
And looks for children who are not in bed.

In summertime my rope I jump
But once I fell and got a bump.

Come quickly Ned
Jump out of bed.

How many T’s she began to sputter
Ought a goose to put in butter.

Lazy head, lazy head
Get yourself right out of bed.

On Christmas day in one of my socks
I found a tiny music box.

Bonnie put the dog right off his track
He made a door in front and one in back.

Billy Boy’s boots are big
Billy Boy likes to jump
So Billy Boy’s boots go bumpety
Bumpety, bumpety, bump.

Beckie baked some biscuits
Some biscuits, some biscuits
Beckie baked some biscuits
And Bob baked a bun

Barbara baked some brownies
Some brownies, some brownies
Barbara baked some brownies
And Bessie’s beans are done

I blow bubbles
Big, big bubbles
Round bubbles
Big bubbles
Big round bubbles

Bertha only bounced her ball
Bounced her ball, bounced her ball
Bertha only bounced her ball
She simply cannot cook at all

Busy buzzy busy bee
Busy buzzy busy bee
Don’t you dare to buzz near me

Bobby gave Billy his big rubber ball
Bobby’s brother burst Billy’s balloon

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers


big                                                                                                                                                                                                             box                                                                                                                                                                                                           bank
basketball                                                                                                                                                                                                baby’s bottle
big bell                                                                                                                                                                                                       bed
belt with buckle                                                                                                                                                                                        beach  ball
bag of ballons                                                                                                                                                                                              bowl of big beads
baskets                                                                                                                                                                                                     barn
barrel                                                                                                                                                                                                        bean bags                                                                                                                                                                                                     baseball bat

4. Put each item listed below on separate page. Write name of item at bottom of page.

bubble gum

5. Words From Common Words List


6. Words For Substitution (don’t forget children’s names) “Upwords” game is helpful.

get bet
make bake
day bay
at bat
he be                                                                                                                                                                                                          tell bell                                                                                                                                                                                                       had bad                                                                                                                                                                                                        at bat
be me                                                                                                                                                                                                       take bake                                                                                                                                                                                                  long bong                                                                                                                                                                                                    eat beat
my by
way bay                                                                                                                                                                                                       like bike                                                                                                                                                                                                            ask bask
we be
took book                                                                                                                                                                                                    will bill                                                                                                                                                                                                         old bold
cold bold
car bar
and band
too boo
now bow
it bit
keep beep
how bow
look book
went bent
say bay
read bead
see bee
mean bean

7. Letter Recognition Activities

a) Move across line of b space line space b space line space b
On next few lines include other letters mixed in with b’s
b space line space g space line space m space line space b
On next few lines join b to another letter
ba space line space br space line space bi space line space bo
Use only letters which would follow b in words

b) Read short lines of spaced letters
b m a b b g l k b c
Read short lines of joined letters
ba ib bl ob br be ub

c) On page of mixed letters put gummed circle around b’s or gummed line under b’s or cover up letters that are not b’s with gummed dot. Keep in mind that completed exercise should still have value for child.

8. Letter Writing Activities

Letter drill should be done to a rhythmic beat with teacher clapping or tapping. Everyone should say aloud with the beat what is being written. Dot numbers may be included. Use correct fingering.

a) Write line of b’s with no spaces. Then write line of b space b space b. Keep fingers on keys and space with right thumb.

b) Write line of pattern of b’s with another letter.

ba ba ba or br br br …and so on.

9. Words to Read and Write

Practice reading and writing words beginning with b from common words list plus any other words child needs. Have child write words on pages in b book when it is made.

1. Phrases to Read and Write: Practice reading and writing phrases using words from common word list. Use phrases in game or activity.

2. Stories to Read and Write: Write about introductory activities and gym activities that the child participated in. If child keeps a daily journal, entry for the day could be about an activity. Story could be dictated by child to be written or child can write own story if able. A cooperative story with each child contributing is usually enjoyed by all. The following is an example of a cooperative story. Each child receives a copy.

We blew up balloons.
The balloons burst with a big bang.

We baked buns and buttered them.

We ate bananas and beans.

We bounced balls.

We bent backwards over a bench

We sewed buttons and buckled belts.


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