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Letter B Activities for Preschoolers

Here you’ll find a BIG collection of letter B activities for preschoolers:
– fun letter B hands activities
– letter B crafts
– theme ideas that start with the Letter B
– places to visit that start with the letter B
– letter B books…and more

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Letter B Activities for Preschoolers

Preschoolers learn through play. Providing a variety of fun, meaningful activities is a great way for your little one to make learning connections they can build on.

Letter B Sound

Let’s start with recognizing the letter and learning what sound it makes.
The letter B makes the sound /b/ as in bear.

Let’s start with recognizing the letter and learning what sound it makes. The letter B makes the sound /b/ as in bear.

Here are some awesome YouTube Videos you can use for learning the Letter Bb. This is a fun way for preschoolers to learn to recognize the letter B, the shape of the letter Bb, how to write upper and lower case B, and the sound it makes.

Hand’s on Letter B Activities for Preschoolers

  1. Go on a Color Hunt
    • Look for things that are blue, brown, or black
  2. Play or watch baseball or basketball
  3. Catch, throw, and kick balls
  4. Build with blocks
  5. Collect and sort buttons
  6. Play with balloons
  7. Try to keep a balloon in the air.
  8. Hit balloons back and forth with a pool noodle.
  9. Make water balloons.
  10. Blow bubbles
  11. Do you live in an area that has barns? Visit one or take a ride to just look at them.
  12. Look for different kinds of bridges ( everything from suspended bridges to footbridges on a nature walk.)
  13. Visit a beach
    • Spend a fun day in the sun looking for sea shells, building sand castles and playing in the water.
  14. Visit a boardwalk.
  15. Visit a battlefield in your area. You can also explore battlefields through virtual tours.
  16. Here’s a few sites (United States) you can check out to find battlefields in your area:
  17. Go for a boat ride
  18. Visit a bakery
  19. Visit a bank
  20. Visit a bookstore
  21. Play with Bear Math Counters. Check out this article for lots of fun hands-on math activities.
  22. Have a bear picnic together.
    • Let your child find their favorite teddy bear and bring them along for a picnic. Bring along a fun book about bears to read.
  23. Go bowling.
    • Bowling alleys have bowling ramps for younger children so everyone can have fun!

Letter B Sound

Let’s start with recognizing the letter and learning what sound it makes.
The letter B makes the sound /b/ as in bear.

Let’s start with recognizing the letter and learning what sound it makes. The letter B makes the sound /b/ as in bear.

Here are some awesome YouTube Videos you can use for learning the Letter Bb. This is a fun way for preschoolers to learn to recognize the letter B, the shape of the letter Bb, how to write upper and lower case B, and the sound it makes.

Letter B Crafts for Preschoolers

Easy, fun Letter B crafts for preschoolers.

Letter B Bible

  • For Letter B Bible you could read stories from a children’s Bible about:
    • Tower of Babel
    • Balaams talking donkey
    • Ruth and Boaz
    • Baby Jesus
    • Jesus healing a blind man

Letter B Books

There are lots of letter b books to choose from. These are some my favorites!

Here’s some more great ideas for letter b activities:

Foods That Start with B

There’s a lot of fun foods that start with the Letter B. Here’s some yummy fun food activities you can share with your child.

  • pick blueberries or blackberries – wash them off and eat them or make muffins or pancakes with them
  • make butter from whipping cream (you can see instructions on my Farm Activities for Preschoolers post)
  • banana
    • make banana splits,
    • make banana bread
  • make brownies
  • make burritos
  • make BLT’s (bacon, lettuce, and tomato)

Movies, Shows and Videos

Every family has different values when it comes to what they want their children to see. To find out if a movie or show is right for your little ones, check out this article on movie reviews.

  • Beauty and the Beast Movie
  • Blues Clues (Series)
  • Bob the Builder (Series)
  • Bear in the Big Blue House (Series)
  • Follow That Bird (Big Bird – Sesame Street Movie)

Animals That Start With B

There are all sorts of activities you can do with this list of Animals That Start with B. Look for some of these animals in books, magazines, or at a zoo. Some of these can even be found in your own backyard.

If your child shows interest in a particular animal spend extra time learning more about it. You may even want to use that animal for a theme/unit study incorporating science, arts and crafts, and other hands-on activities.

Music Words that Start with B

Use these musical terms to help your preschooler develop a sense of music appreciation.

  • banjo
  • bongos
  • bagpipes
  • ballet
  • bluegrass
  • bugle
  • band
  • bells

Science Words That Start with B

  • Visit a beekeeping expedition
  • Explore different ways to build a bridge ( with blocks, Legos, and couch cushions…)
  • When you’re riding around, look for different types of buildings in your area.
  • Explore how beavers build dams.

Letter B Worksheets for Preschoolers

Printable letter b activities

Letter B worksheets, a bear and 3 crayons.

Nest and Eggs Counting Game

Nest and egg counting game counting 1-10. Link to download

Looking for more letter activities? Check out Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers for ideas with endless possibilities

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