The sound this letter stands for is - /b/ as in banana.
Theme words - banana, balloon, butterfly, book, ballerina, baseball, bear, bicycle, bird
Sign Language - Teach the sign for the letter B (ASL Alphabet Coloring Pages)
Poetry and Rhymes:
the Bus" by Phyllis McGinley
"Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" a nursery rhyme
"The Baker" by Diane Thom
"My Bed is a Boat" by R. L. Stevenson
to read aloud:
The Berenstains' B Book
B is for Books! by Annie Cobb
The Big Balloon Race by Eleanor Coerr
The Little Ballerina by Katharine Ross
The Lamb and the Butterfly by Arnold Sundgaard
Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Cowgirl Rosie and Her Five Baby Bison by Stephen Gulbis
The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie
Composer - There are many composers for this letter. Choose your favorite - Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Hector Berlioz, Leonard Bernstein, Alexander Borodin, Benjamin Britten, Georges Bizet
Songs - Take Me Out to the Ball Game, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, A Bicycle Built for Two, Baby Bumblebee
bananas, banana bread, bread and butter, bagels, blueberries, balogne
Bible Story/Character Trait
The Tower of Babel/Bravery
Before - tell your child a number and he must tell you the number that comes before. You could do this orally or with manipulatives. (ie: if you say the number 4, the answer is 3.)
Color - blue or bittersweet
Flower - buttercup
Mammal - bison
Ocean Creature - beluga whale
You could read about Benjamin Franklin, study the geography of the British Isles, or learn what goes on in a bakery.
Make some building blocks from cartons and boxes of different sizes. We like to make blocks from 2 litre milk cartons. Wash and dry the cartons, cut off the tops, then put one inside the other. You could make buildings of different sizes with cereal, pancake, or other boxes. Cover with plain paper and decorate to look like a building.
Another idea is to bake bread or banana bread instead of an art project.
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