Letter of the week theme for preschool, B is for…

Sensory Bin

Zoo-Phonics themed Bubba bear and paw prints alphabet match

Add your filler and then your alphabet flashcards. Kids can just play, or use the letter recognition sheet to find and match the letters they pull out.

Butterflies

  • Green rice
  • Butterflies/caterpillars
  • Logs
  • Fruit
  • Etc.

Bones

  • Oats
  • Bones
  • Tools
  • Etc.

Science

Butterfly life cycle

Full assembly directions can be found in the life cycle sorting cards download. Color your pasta, mix when fully dried, and sort your steps as you discuss the butterfly life cycle.

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Bug under the rug

If you have not played this game you are missing out! The physical version hides a child under a blanket “bug under the rug”, and the students guess who is underneath by identifying who is missing from the group. A great circle time game! This is the printable version and can also be great for circle time or for science centers.

Balancing

This was the EASIEST set up I have done. We recently purchased these stacking stones from amazon…and I am in LOVE! The kids use fine, and gross motor skills, in addition to problem solving and focus to stack and balance the stones. I then added some blocks in for an additional challenge.

Baking Soda Surprise

  • Food coloring
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Pipettes

Add a layer of baking soda to a dish, and then drop various colors of food coloring all around. Cover with another layer of baking soda. Have kids use a pipette to drop vinegar onto the baking soda and watch the colors emerge.

Dramatic Play

Butterfly Cafe

  • Toy sweets
  • Toy Kitchen
  • Dress up
  • Props

Set up your cafe and have kids order and make sweets in the cafe.

Botanist

  • Plants
  • Glasses
  • Gloves
  • Computer Print out ( I made this on powerpoint LONG ago πŸ˜‚)
  • Props
  • Dress up
  • Etc.

Set up your research station and have kids analyze plants!

Check out these other activities that include “Botanist”

Printable A-Z Scavenger hunt Digital A-Z Scavenger Hunt

Miscellaneous

Button Brew

Butterfly color sorting

Butterfly shape tracing

Back to basics-All about letters

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