Alphabet Activities – Letter ‘B’ Activities

5 Letter Bb Activities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Bb is for Buttons, Brown Bear, Blue, and Bubble wrap!
The aim of these activities is to expose children to the letter Bb, identify what the letter Bb looks like and what sound it makes.  It is to provide an opportunity to talk about the letter, make connections with spoken language and real life experiences.
Learning the letter sound first and then the letter name are important for reading and writing development.
 
Play Dough Teddy Bears
Bb is for buttons, blue and bear
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Roll, mould, press and create some fun characters with play dough and buttons using a teddy bear play dough mat.  Make a Play Dough Teddy Bear is an inviting activity for kids to explore their imagination and experiment with the tools provided and make some amazing creations.  It is an open-ended invitation to play that allows kids to explore freely with no expectations or right or wrong way of completing this activity.
Printable Teddy Bear Template
 
Button Match
Letter B Activities Button Match
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
Letter Puzzle and Match is a great activity for fine motor development, control and concentration.  It is also a great way to introduce the learning of the letter B.  This activity involves placing buttons (B for buttons) onto the circles inside the shape of the letter Bb. Children become familiar and begin recognise the shape of the letter Bb.  It is also a great opportunity to talk about how buttons start with Bb and the different letters, capital B or lower case b.
Printable Alphabet Letters A to Z Templates
 
Blue Bubble Wrap Printing Letter Bb
Learning the Letter Bb Activities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bubble wrap painting with blue paint and gluing on buttons is a great activity to practice saying the ‘b’ sound out loud, say words that begin with that sound and also recognise what the letter Bb looks like.
To complete this activity, we printed off the Letter Bb Template, wrapped bubble wrap around the end of a soup spoon and placed a small blob of paint in a tray.  The bubble wrap on the soup spoon provided a handle to hold when printing with the bubble wrapped end of the spoon.  It doesn’t matter if the paint goes outside of the lines of the letter Bb because we later cut is out and glued it onto a sheet of card.  We then glued on a few colourful buttons.
Letter Bb Printable Template 
 
Mystery Bag Letter Sound Sort
Letter Bb Mystery Bag Sort
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
The Letter Bb Mystery Bag is a bag full of objects found around the home that begin with the letter Bb.  It also has a few objects that do not not begin with the letter Bb.  The aim of the activity is to sort the objects into groups that begin with the letter Bb sound and which objects do not.
It requires a lot of talking, repetition and modelling from the parent or educator for children to understand the concept that words begin with the letter Bb sound and hear the difference when it does not.
Printable Letter Bb Sound Sorting Labels
 
Brown Bear Bubble Wrap Painting
Bb is for Brown Bear with Buttons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Make a Brown Bear with Buttons is very similar to the Bubble Wrap Printing on the Letter Bb, where it provides an opportunity practice saying the ‘b’ sound out loud and say words that begin with that sound. 
Printable Teddy Bear Template
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Letter recognition
  • Oral language development – hearing the sound and saying it out loud.
  • Development of fine motor skills
  • Eye & hand coordination – watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
  • Sensory- Development of the sense of touch. Feeling and manipulating objects.
  • Learning alphabet letter name and letter sounds.
  • Spatial awareness
  • Creativity
  • Identify and recognise Colours
  • Mathematical concepts: counting, sorting, matching, and patterns
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Match the Dot Printable

Free Printable Dot Matching Alphabet, Numbers and Shapes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Match the Dots Printables for Alphabet Letters, Numbers and Shapes is a great activity for fine motor development, control and concentration.  It is also a great way to introduce children to learning letters, numbers and shapes.
 
This activity involves placing tokens, gem stones, buttons or pompoms onto the circles inside the shape of the letters, numbers and shapes. Children become familiar and begin recognise the shape of letters, numbers and two-dimensional shapes.
 
What you will need?
Buttons, token, pompoms and gem stones match the dot printables
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
These printables can be used with a number of manipulatives such as buttons, transparent tokens, pompoms and gem stones.  Other ideas may include, sticker dots, dot pens or play dough rolled into small balls.  We have laminated our templates for durability so they can be re-used again.
To set up this invitation to play, we place one or two templates on a tray with a basket (container) of one of the manipulatives pictured above, such as pompoms for the shapes.  You may like to put a number of tokens out in separate containers to provide a choice.
 
Alphabet Letters A – Z
Alphabet Dot Match Free Printable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Depending on the age and ability of the child, I would suggest placing out only one or two letters at a time when setting up this invitation to play.  26 letters would be overwhelming for young children and they may lose interest in the activity quickly.
Some ideas:
  • Talk about the letter name and what sound the letter makes.
  • Talk about some words that begin with that letter and point to objects in the room beginning with the sound.
  • Create patterns with the tokens.
  • Match the coloured dots to the coloured tokens.
Click here to download and print A-Z Alphabet Letters:  Printable Alphabet Letters A to Z Templates
 
Numbers and Counting
Free Printable Dot Number Match
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Match the Dots Number Templates consist of numbers 0 to 9 and also show the value of that number providing an opportunity for children to count out loud.
  • Talk about the numbers and practice drawing it by tracing over the number with your finger.
  • Look for objects in the room and count how many. For example, when completing number four, count four ‘lights’ in the room.
  • Create patterns with the tokens.
  • Match the coloured dots to the coloured tokens.
Click here to download and print 0-9 Numbers: Printable Numbers Templates
 
Shapes
Match the Dots Free Printable Shapes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
The Shapes Templates have been created to also encrouage the learning of colours, such as the circle has green dots and we provided green pompoms to match.  Children will search and sort for the matching colour pompom to the pictured shape on the template.
The printable includes circle, triangle, rectangle, square, kite, heart, star and oval.
 
Click here to download and print these shapes:  Printable Shapes Templates
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Letter recognition
  • Oral language development – hearing the sound and saying it out loud.
  • Development of fine motor skills
  • Eye & hand coordination – watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
  • Sensory- Development of the sense of touch. Feeling and manipulating objects.
  • Learning alphabet letter name and letter sounds.
  • Spatial awareness
  • Creativity
  • Identify and recognise Colours
  • Mathematical concepts, measurement, shape and patterns
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Name Activity – Dot Painting

Name Activities for Kids - Dot Painting - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dot Painting Name Activity is a fun and simple way to introduce your child to recognising their name and the letters that make up their name.   It is also progressing towards forming and writing the letters in their name and developing fine motor control.
 
What you will need?
Invitation to play name dot painting - learning4kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
                   
To set up this invitation to play you will need, cotton buds (aka cotton tips), paint, paint tray, paper and a pencil. 
To begin write your child’s name in large letters onto the paper.
 
Let’s Play
Name Activities - Dot Painting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some ideas:
  • Model with your child that you make dots with the cotton buds only the letter lines.
  • Talk about each letter in your child’s name and what sound it makes.  Talk about other words beginning with that sound.
  • Make lines along the letters with the paint instead of dots.
  • Play Spot the letters in your child’s name in books, street names and other printed texts in and outside the home.
Let’s Learn
Preschool Ideas for Learning Name
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cotton buds and paint are very inviting props to play with, allow your child the opportunity to play freely and creatively.
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Hand and eye coordination.
  • Becoming familiar with alphabet letters and letters in their name.
  • Self-esteem- developing a sense of pride and achievement.
  • Fine  Motor Development – Pre-writing skills
  • Concentration
  • Language development – letter names, making the sounds each letter makes.
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Read and recognise own name.
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Name Collage - Learning name activities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Alphabet Sort

ABC Activities for Kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Alphabet Sort is a simple, fun and engaging hands-on literacy activity children can play to help them learn and recognise letters. Learning the letter sound first and then the letter name are important for reading and writing development.  
 
What you will need?
Alphabet Activities for Kids, Toddlers and preschoolers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
You will need an easel, white board marker and magnetic letters.
To set up this learning opportunity we divided the easel into parts and labelled as demonstrated in the photo. We also placed the magnetic letters in alphabetical order.
 
Let’s Play
Alphabet Sort
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Some Ideas:
  • Sort the alphabet letters into two groups, letters that have holes in them and letters that do not have holes. We talked about whether there was a hole to peek through or not or poke our finger through.
  • As your child places the alphabet letters into groups talk about what sound that letter makes and word that begin with that sound. For example, ‘Aa’ for apple, and ‘Bb’ for ball.
  • Sing the alphabet song and point to the letters as you sing them.
  • Find the letters in your child’s name and place them in correct order.
  • Run your finger over the shapes of the letters.
  • Talk about which groups has more letters and count them out loud together.
Let’s Learn
Alphabet Sort - Learning the Alphabet Activities for Kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Learning Opportunities
  • Concentration
  • Letter recognition
  • Oral language development – hearing the sound and saying it out loud.
  • Development of fine motor skills
  • Eye & hand coordination – watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
  • Sensory- Development of the sense of touch. Feeling and manipulating objects.
  • Learning alphabet letter name and letter sounds.
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Alphabet or ABC Activities for Kids, Preschoolers and Toddlers
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alphabet Activities – Letter ‘A’ Activities

Alphabet Activities - Learning the Letter A
The aim of these activities is to expose children to the letter Aa, identify what the letter Aa looks like and what sound it makes.  It is to provide an opportunity to talk about the letter, make connections with spoken language and real life experiences.
Learning the letter sound first and then the letter name are important for reading and writing development.
 
Click here to download and print the templates for the activities shown below.
Printable Letter Aa Templates
 
Paper Plate Apples
Apple Activities Paper Plate Apples - Letter A crafts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Paper Plate Apples are so simple to make and are really cute as a visual reminder of what the letter Aa looks like, the sound that it makes and that apple begins with this sound.  I really like the way the larger paper plate and the smaller paper plate represent the upper case (big letter) and lower case letters (little letter).  It is a great opportunity to get messy with paint, develop fine motor control, oral language development to discuss other concepts such as big and little, upper case and lower case letters and also different types of apples.
 
Printable Letter Aa Templates
 
Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunt for the Letter Aa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
A Treasure Hunt for the Letter Aa involves looking for objects around the house or classroom beginning with the letter Aa or finding objects that have the letter Aa on it.  We found the letter Aa on a wooden puzzle and also on a book.  Once we found some items we placed it in the centre of the hoola hoop.
Treasure hunts are great for getting little bodies moving and little brains thinking.  This activity requires lots of talking, repetition and modelling from the parent or educator for children to understand the concept that words are made up of sounds and that some begin with the letter Aa sound.
 
Printable Letter Aa Templates
 
Letter Puzzle and Match
Letter Match - Free Printable Alphabet Letters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Letter Puzzle and Match is a great activity for fine motor development, control and concentration.  It is also a great way to introduce the learning of the letter A.  This activity involves placing tokens, gem stones or pompoms onto the circles inside the shape of the letter Aa. Children become familiar and begin  recognise the shape of the letter Aa.
 
Printable Letter Aa Templates
 
Apple Printing
Alphabet Activities for Toddlers Apple Printing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
“Aa’ is for Apple and Apple Printing. 
Apple Printing provides a great opportunity to talk about the letter Aa and shape of the apple when presssed into paint and onto paper.  When an apple is cut down the middle from the stem it creates a heart or butterfly shape and when it is cut through the centre from the rounded part of the apple, it makes a cirlce shape.  Cutting the apple different ways also presents the seeds differently with one presenting a star like shape in the centre (see photo).  Once we finished printing with our apples, we glued on the uppercase and lowers letter Aa onto the painting as shown in the above first photo above. 
 
Printable Letter Aa Templates
 
Tracing and Spot the Letter Game
Letter A Activities for Preschoolers and Kindergarten using the whiteboard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
There are so many things you can do to learn the letter Aa on a white board easel.  Here are a few ideas:
  • Write the letter Aa with dots for your child to trace over the top.
  • Write a jumble of letters radomly on the white board repeating the letter Aa a number of times. Play Spot with your child to find the letters and circle them once they have found one.
  • Write lots of words starting with the letter Aa and say the words out loud. Ask you child to circle the letter Aa in the word.
Learning Opportunities
  • Letter recognition
  • Oral language development – hearing the sound and saying it out loud.
  • Development of fine motor skills
  • Eye & hand coordination – watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
  • Sensory- Development of the sense of touch. Feeling and manipulating objects.
  • Learning alphabet letter name and letter sounds.
  • Spatial awareness
  • Creativity
  • Identify and recognise Colours
  • Mathematical concepts, measurement, shape and patterns 
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Alphabet or ABC Activities for Kids, Preschoolers and Toddlers
 
 
 
 
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