OCT
15
2009

Prek Letter B

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Letter B! Naturally after finishing with caterpillars last week, butterflies just seemed the right way to go. I did go a little overboard with this, so brace yourself!

Letter B Memory Verse:
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. Acts 16:31
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23

For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books:
ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses

Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter B on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.

Song time:
Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2


Letter B Tracing Cards:
Laminate then use with use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.

Butterfly Clip cards: you can use these fun colored paper clips, or mini-clothespins, or beans, or whatever. Goal is to place the correct amount of clips onto the card. Click here to download!

Letter Bb Do-A-Dot page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!

Butterfly Counting: just place the correct number on the card based on how many butterflies are on it. Click here to download!

3. Butterfly Lacing Card. Just print, laminate then hold punch every inch or so, add string or yarn to lace. I’ve also seen people tie a twisted pipe cleaner into a needle shape then the string is tied on that so its easier for lacing. Click here to download!

Butterfly Pattern Activity! Hopefully I did better this time around on the pattern! Click here to download.

Large butterfly puzzle. Print, laminate and cut along the lines! Click here to download.

Butterfly Size Sort, just sort the pieces onto the game board based on size. You can also have them line the pieces up small to large. Click here to download!

Capital B and lowercase b sorting game, print, laminate, cut out the little butterflies and then sort away! Click here to download

Butterfly Color Matching Game. So in my late night game creating fog, I made this game twice LOL! Oh well, I just mixed them all together in one bag and will let her sort them out! Haha! Click here to download solid color matching game!
Click here to download the multi-colored butterfly matching.

Large Floor Butterfly numbers: since the caterpillar floor game went so well, I made some for the butterflies. Goal is to call out numbers and have your child hop to the correct one. And we could use some number recognition help around here! Click here to download!

Butterfly dice game: goal is to roll the die and move your piece to the next spot containing your rolled number. First one to the flower wins! Click here to download!

How many butterflies? Goal is to pick a number and place it on the game board. Your child will put that amount of butterflies on the board. Click here to download!

Butterfly letter matching game. This is a fun letter matching activity, that practices both upper and lowercase letters recognition! If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! (The download includes upper and lowercase letter disks and activity cards) Click here to see the process of making the letters.
Click here to download the butterfly card!

(Please note, the original idea for this game came from Tot School and Carisa’s blog.)

Butterfly numbers writing practice: I laminated these then cut them out along the lines, hole punched the corner and used an o-ring to bind them together like a little booklet. Use dry-erase markers to practice writing numbers. Click here to download!

Butterfly pre-writing practice: I laminated these then cut them out along the lines, hole punched the corner and used an o-ring to bind them together like a little booklet. Use dry-erase markers to practice writing numbers. I un-binded them so you can see what each card looks like. ( You can also print these on regular copy paper and use for cutting practice!) Click here to download!

Butterfly Alphabet writing practice: I laminated these then cut them out along the lines, hole punched the corner and used an o-ring to bind them together like a little booklet. Use dry-erase markers to practice writing numbers. Click here to download!

Butterfly coloring page, and Bb writing practice. You can also use your Dot-A-Dot markers for this one! Click here to download!

Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:

Bb lacing cards, I just hole punched these every inch or so, then use yarn or string laces to lace the cards! Click here to download the A-Z lacing cards.

Butterfly magnet page: I use this with a cookie sheet and these pom-pom magnets I made from pom-poms and self-sticky magnets from the craft isle in Wal-mart. I also use these magnets from Amazon: Power Magnets, 0.78 inch Diameter, Assorted Color

Letter B Scavenger Hunt: Fill your box with things that start with the letter B. You can download the Letter B Scavenger Hunt Card here!

Butterfly Crafts: I haven’t decided which we’ll do, but these look fun, I’ll edit this post with our results:
Deep Space Sparkle Butterflies
Kaboose Coffe Filter Butterflies

Okay, we did a Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft, click here for instructions!

22. Letter B Reading: The Big Green PocketbookWe used the purse downloads from Homeschool Share

http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2F144b9779-a9e2-44fe-a555-61becc4e020d&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate Amazon.com Widgets

For more preschool ideas visit the Preschool Corner!

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Comments

  1. these are WONDERFUL ideas. We are working on B next week for my preschool daughter and with my son's kindergarten Curriculum he will be working on B for Butterfly in only a few weeks. So I can make some of these activities for his sister and then use them again for him. Love the coffee filter craft. i think we will be making that one. Thanks again. this is great!

  2. As always…amazing! :) Great job, Erica!Jolanthe

  3. Wow, these are amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. What a blessing!

  5. Eric and Danielle says:

    I just discovered your site and I just love all that you are willing to share with us! One thing, I was trying to download the Butterfly Numbers Writing Pracitce and the Butterfly Pre-Writing Practice and it downloaded the Butterfly size sort. I would love to know once this is fixed. My DD would love this.eric_danielle at netzero dot com

  6. Erica, everything you've shared here is wonderful. Thank you so much. I can't find to create anything so your blog is such a blessing to me :)

  7. Sorry, some of my links were broken, that's what I get for trying to cut and paste LOL! They are all fixed now! Thanks!

  8. You always have the neatest ideas! I love all the butterflies!

  9. You really outdid yourself this time, it's all so beautiful!

  10. Love all your butterfly ideas. YOU did a great job creating them.

  11. I just printed out quite a few of these activities. Thanks so much for your time and for so freely sharing them. My son loves butterflies and will be happy to see them in his workboxes this week. All good things, Nancy in NC

  12. What a great buttetfly unit! The butterfly puzzle and prewriting practice are my favorites. I bookmarked this post for when we go see our beautiful monarch butterflies that come nest with us in the winter.

  13. This is all super! We love butterflies, especially my daughter. I love that lacing card and puzzle.Thank you so much for linking up!!

  14. I love all your stuff. I have been trying to download your activities and the butterfly number cards for the clips and the butterfyl milk cap page is not printing right. I am thinking something is wrong with the file. If you can help me that would be great.

  15. Michelle: I just downloaded it myself to see if everything was okay, and it looks alright. If you send me your email, I'll email the file directly to you. Sorry!

  16. Hi there, I just love all of your ABC materials. I just bought the download from you and am wondering if you have the dot a dot and magnet pages for all of the ABC's. I did find the B magnet page here for some reason it did not download in the purchased download. Thank you so much. These two activities are my daughter's favorite!!! I can't tell you how much we appreciate all you have done for the homeschooling community!!

  17. Kally, I didn't make the Do-A-Dot page for all the letters, but most of them. Also, thanks for letting me know about the magnet page in the download, I believe it's added now! Sorry!

  18. I recently discovered your blog and thank goodness! I kicked off this week following the suggestions for the Letter A. My son especially loved the ant match up game. Thanks for the idea on memorizing scriptures, Jack is learning 2 Timothy 3:16. "All scripture is inspired by God.." Much Thanks again!

  19. Awesome! I'm glad I found your blog!Blessings,Camie

  20. Visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party. LOVE your ideas! I will be promoting your blog at the end of the Party. My kids are too big :( but my sister will love your ideas.What a great job you do!

  21. I am so thankful that I discovered your blog. Your talent and time is such a blessing to us. Thank you for sharing with all of us. God bless you!

  22. I just found you and was so excited that I had to write a quick post for my readers… I'm at http://www.cherieiam.blogspot.com. I love the ideas! I'm not a terribly original/crafty/imaginative person… childhood was kind of lost on me, so it's great to get a good push into fun stuff that I know my kids will LOVE! Thanks! I think it's going to be a late night here!

  23. Oh I have really enjoyed slooking at this. We are doing Alphabet letters and these links are so good.Thanks for sahringBlessingsGae

  24. I just found your site and I am amazed at your wonderful activities. How do you find the time to put all that together and do you still have time to keep up with your housework: cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.? I am a stay at home mom of four, four and under and would love to do all this considering I was a teacher before, but struggle to find the time. What are your tips?? Would love to hear from you!! Thanks!!

  25. Hi Jen,You probably have better advice than I do considering you were a teacher! I guess on finding time, I just make school a priority. I try to be well planned (do most of that in the evenings) and I try to stay away from distractions until we get school done! Then we move on to chores, etc.I do have a sample daily schedule so you can see the chaos in action here:http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/tag/our-schedule

  26. Just curious….I know you said you were kicking up your abc curriculum. Any chance you might come up with a different theme for the letter "b" for the boys??? This the ONLY letter in your entire curriculum that I don't think my son will like. I know….like you don't have enough on your plate as it is! Just wondering if it was something you were already planning???

  27. ANONYMOUS: I don't have plans to update Letter B anytime soon, maybe you can make it more boyish by learning more about insects and bugs along with it? Maybe order a butterfly kit, stuff like that?I will put it in my suggestion box though for the future if I have time :o)Thanks for the suggestion!

  28. my son loves butterflys and flowers, I don't think this needs to be more "boyish" at all. These are two things found in nature that are good things to learn about.I love your letter of the week series! my son enjoys it as well.

  29. I am using a "pond" themed alphabet wall with my grandson- alligator, beaver, cattails, dragonfly, etc. We will use butterflies- but beavers also :)

  30. Hi! :)I feel so blessed to found out your blog! It is really wonderful and very helpful! THANKS FOR SHARING! :)I am very interested in having your letter of the week curriculum, I just have one worry, I just want to confirm if there are no hidden charges aside from $ 10 ? like any processing fee etc.. Is is purely $10 ? the downloadable one :) Thanks so much, :) My apology if i ask this question, just want to make sure :) coz you know i'm a budget concious mom, hope you understand :) thanks so much again!

  31. Anonymous: Nope, no hidden charges, you should receive a $10 charge to your paypal acct. I get to pay some fees on my side to them, but you should NOT see any of that! ;o)Thanks!

  32. Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for all your hard work. It's fabulous! I just finished "A" week with my 3 & 4 year old and they LOVED it.

  33. Hi,I bought the whole curriculum (uppercase letters) a while back and my youngest LOVED it. Just a quick question: the link in your latest emails – is this for lowercase letters curriculum?Lianne, Cape Town, South Africa

  34. Lianne,It's still the same curriculum, we're just making lowercase alphabet crafts this time instead of uppercase. Also the curriculum includes both upper & lower case practice so you should already have that!

  35. Heidi: Yes all the activities for each letter are in the LOTW curriculum.

  36. Hello! I just printed off some of the Letter Bb printables. I just wanted to leave a little note to say Thanks! Kerri

  37. Hi, Erika!I just love all your creative ideas. I share your blog on my Facebook page all the time, to share your great ideas with everyone. I just wanted to ask, did you do a "poke a page" for each letter? I can't seem to find it for the letter B. My son and nephew absolutely love the "poke a page" and the "do a dot". My son calls "do a dot" painting. It also looks like the download for the Butterfly Floor Numbers is different from the picture?Thank you for sharing your curriculum! When my kids are finished with what I've made for them, I will be donating it to my cousin's Montessori preschool.Dawn

  38. DAWN: That's so cool that you're going to donate the printables, what a great idea!I did make a poke page for each letter, I did them later on, so looks like I didn't update this post, but if you purchased the curriculum set it's in there. If you give your email I'll email it to you. Just shoot me an email at homeschoolerconfessions at gmail {dot} com.

  39. Erica, check out our B week from last week! Love your stuff!http://rockabyebutterfly.blogspot.com/2010/11/bye-bye-letter-b.html We're into our C week now :)My daughter is loving your curriculum! Thank you again!!<3 Rockabye Butterfly

  40. The Bradshaws says:

    Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and was hoping to download a couple of your printables for my 2 1/2 year old, but I can't get the links to work. Are they no longer available?

  41. The BRADSHAWS: The links should still be available, I don't pull things down. Is there a specific file you're having troubles with? Sometimes 4shared has connectivity issues, maybe try again or let me know which file and I can get them to you. Probably better to email me at homeschoolerconfessions @ gmail dot com.

  42. Erica, I absolutely love love love your blog! I am attempting to home school my 4 year old son, and your "Letter of the Week" printables make it doable! You truly have a gift for organization, graphic arts, and education. Thank you for sharing your talents with the World! :o)God bless you and your precious family, Karissa

  43. I"m sorry I post the previous post about not being able to print the butterfly theme. I had to switch my document to Adobe. Again, sorry!

  44. This is awesome. Downloading… NOW!

  45. Asifa Mumtaz says:

    Hi, I have seen all your letter of the week pages. All the ideas are just superb

  46. I loved your ideas so much I blogged about it! Thank you for sharing your time and talents with the world!

  47. I just downloaded your preschool curriculum and was wondering if you print the games and activities on card stock and then laminate or do you just print on regular white paper and laminate?
    Thanks so much!

    Tara

  48. Courtney Koster says:

    I think you are just amazing thanks for being so inspiring!

  49. Mechelle Holland says:

    Hi there! I wanted to tell you how much enjoy your Letter of the Week Curriculum qnd your Road Trip USA. I have Tagged a few of your ideas on Pinterest (which links back to you) and I have posted your logo and your curriculum link on my blog at http://homeschoolaffirmations.blogspot.com/2012/01/pre-k.html so everyone knows about your great curriculum. Thank you again for sharing your ideas with us.

  50. Hi, I just stumbled upon your website and I am so glad because I am just thinking about homeschooling our 2 little girls. Just curious to see if you have a character trait to go along with each letter of the week? I am hoping to find a list a-z that we can work on along with each letter, also incorporating some Bible stories of people who have displayed those traits. Any ideas? Thank you so much for your amazing blog!!

  51. I just came across your website and think it is excellent!!! I am a Pre-k teacher and creativity is so important when working with children with different learning styles and on different levels. You blog is so creative thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with everyone!!!

  52. Ok, so I JUST (on all these!!): *found ur site, * started researching, *became completely overwhelmed, *put n my no-contract for next year (I’m a public school teacher), *decided to homeschool, *picked out my kids and *became interested n ABC/123…not n that order!! ;) Anyway, I need a suggestion!! If I buy the “printable” 1500 page ABC/123…I will want it all at once to organize n “get ready”, but not wanting to buy ink cartilages for my home (LITTLE) printer…any idea where I can go to print entire set?? Thx!!

  53. I love your products and am wondering if you do some of this yourself and if so what software you use. I’ve been looking everywhere online because I’d really like to make some custom ones for my school. I’d appreciate any feedback on programs that have worked for you.

  54. WOW!!!! I am a mother of two small children and also teach pre-k 4 at a small private school. I love your ideas! I was looking for things to use with my 3 year old over the summer and this is perfect! Your are amazing and such an inspiration! Thank you!

  55. Thanks Erica – I am enjoying reading and looking at all the wonderful things you have on your site! I wish I had more time at the moment to completely peruse all your ideas and printables, but I will have to get back and look more later! I just wanted to say how excited I am to find this and that I look forward to using some of the things I have seen so far!

  56. Stephanie Rex says:

    Just a quick question! Do you have a link that lists all the books you use through out the pre-k curriculum? I just would like an idea, I am always out at Goodwill etc..and find books super cheap. SO it would be easier to have a whole list! If not no biggie ;)!!

    Thanks for working so hard to be an encouragement to all the homeschooling Mama’s! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! We just started out adventure this year. My husband has been on board but after showing him your blog—the 10 day posts of the reasons why/ fundamentals and the reasons why y’all homeschool– he was super encouraged and we both felt God using it to confirm our desire to homeschool..and that we are moving in the right direction!!

    Thanks again!! May Jesus fill your heart full of His love today!!

    Stephanie Rex

  57. Cathy Kenny says:

    Hi again., you said let you know if something was missing, I’m after the Bb’s that the kids put the pins in thanks

  58. I just downloaded your Letter of the Week Curriculum, and am so excited! Thank you for all the work you put into it to make it so great. I am looking forward to starting this fall with my son!

  59. Renata Garcia says:

    Querida…. quantas coisas maravilhosas!!!
    Obrigada por ser tão generosa!!!!

    Renata – Brazil

  60. Thank you so much Erica for posting and sharing all of your wonderfully fun and engaging printables. You are truly a generous and gifted person. I’m so excited to start sharing your work with my twins. You are really amazing, I don’t know how you find the time to create all of these amazing activities, while taking care of a family. Don’t you ever sleep? :) Thank you so much Erica!

  61. This is an amazing giveaway! I am blown away:)

  62. Hi. We are starting preschool for my daughter and this is great information. You truly have a gift and thank you for sharing with us.

    Karina
    momintheusa.blogpsot.com

  63. HI Erica, I absolutely love your butterfly creations. I am trying to print the large floor numbers for number reognition but everytime it downloads it looks nothing like your picture. Do you have access to the ones in the pic or should i just use what is coming up?

    thank you,
    India

  64. I’m so excited I found something I’ve been looking for on your site. I just downloaded the upper and lowercase letters. They are the perfect font to keep at my math center. I have several children who did not get to take advantage of free VBK over the summer and are behind in letter sounds. I intend to keep these letters at my math center – where they can form the letters with cubes and then tell how many cubes it takes to make each letter.

  65. This looks wonderful. My daughter knows her alphabet but constant reinforcement is what is needed…this looks wonderful!!!!!

  66. Wow you are amazing you are a inspiration to
    Me! I was just going through your blog! Luv it
    So much!! I’m interesting in your letter of the
    Week which do you think is better cd or download?
    Anywho keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.
    Did I mention I love it ;))

  67. I have a question. I love your letter of the week curriculm and I’m going to purchase it. When looking at your letter B activities. Are those all included with the purchased items. Or is there somewhere to download additional activites? And do all the letter’s have the same amount of activities? Sorry for all the questions.

  68. Hi, I love your works… all are wonderful. I used some of your printable in teaching my baby girl and share in my blog here…http://happyearlylearning.blogspot.com/2013/04/tot-school-letter-c-for-cat.html

    Thanks for your sharing..

  69. How do I download a PDF of these files? It keeps taking me to this 4shared site, which is very confusing and just keep wanting me to download and install a bunch of different programs from their site. I’m totally lost.

  70. Why, oh why did I not find you sooner? Your kit is exactly what I have been looking for to help guide my 4 year old during this summer break. I normally teach junior high, and while I do feel as though I am capable of teaching pre-k… I have no idea where to start!!! Thank you thank you thank you.

    Jessica

  71. I am thinking of purchasing your letter set for $15? I am just wondering if that comes with all the arts & crafts and everything that the example for letter B shows?

  72. I am wondering how can I print the B Do-a-dot page? I tried but it is asking for a membership and email address.

  73. Hi! I love your curriculum and am planning on buying it to use in the fall. Do you think it’s OK for a young yet advanced 3 year old? I need something for my daughter while I also work with my 2nd grade son since she loves to “play homeschooling”! We use the workbox system with him, do young ones do well with that system as well? Thanks!

  74. Hi Erica,
    I am interested in downloading and printing some of your Butterfly pages, but whenever I click on “Click here to download” I am taken to a page (4shared.com) that has some very inappropriate ads, no matter how many times I refresh the page. I have my 5 year old son here next to me and I ended up having to quickly cover some of the ads with my hand while I clicked on the back button. Even when I did click on download from the 4shared page it asked me to download using twitter, facebook, etc. which I don’t have accounts with. Is there a way to download these butterfly printables directly from your site?
    Thank you,
    Jamie

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