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
Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter B on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.
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.
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.
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.
(Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the curriculum in my store!)
Butterfly Pattern Activity! Hopefully I did better this time around on the pattern!
Large butterfly puzzle. Print, laminate and cut along the lines!
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.
Capital B and lowercase b sorting game, print, laminate, cut out the little butterflies and then sort away!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
(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.
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!)
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.
Butterfly coloring page, and Bb writing practice. You can also use your Dot-A-Dot markers for this one!
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!
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, 0.75 inch Diameter, Assorted Color
Letter B Scavenger Hunt: Fill your box with things that start with the letter B.
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!
Letter B Reading: The Big Green Pocketbook. We used the purse downloads from Homeschool Share
Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the curriculum in my store!
I’m sorry, one more “overall” question. Lol. 🙂 Was wondering if I’m starting to teach my 2 year old, what would be your recommendations to start with? You have so many incredible resources and as much as I want to buy it all and do it now, my budget won’t allow it all at once. Lol. So any and all recommendations you have are welcomed and appreciated. Thank you!
I would start younger kids with a lot of fun hands-on activities that will develop their fine motor skills. Things like lacing, sorting, coloring, etc. A great activity is the tongs/pom-poms activity. Use toaster tongs to pick up pom poms and move them from one bowl to another. Play-doh is also a great activity too! Anything that works their fine-motor skills is great. Just make your time right now fun, do some fun activities, right now let your child guide you some. If they’re tired/frustrated, bored, etc. Stop the activities and try again later. Also, work mostly on fine-motor skill stuff right now too, like transferring objects using tongs or tweezers, play-doh, painting, cutting, lacing type things. All of that will help tremendously when they get older and start to do pre-writing.
Hi Erica, I loved the butterfly practice writing idea. I was wondering what website/app you used to create them? Thank you in advance.
I was a little hesitant on buying the preschool curriculum from here, not that its alot of money but i bought one in the past that wasnt so great. But now since I took the chance and purchased the preschool book, I am EXTREMELY happy that I did! This is a WONDERFUL curriculum and Im amazed at how much you get for $20! I want to thank you for creating such an AWESOME curriculum. Im only into day 1 but as I look through all the files, I’m in shock at how much there is for my little ones to learn! You make me want to homeschool my children until college! this is fun for both me and my children! Thank you so much for providing this!!!
Thanks so much for your kind comment 🙂 I hope you enjoy the curriculum!
I bought this PDF but I need some directions as far as what to do with certain pages. for example the apple labeled Color puzzles. Also I’m not sure what to do with the “Letter Disk letter match page”. Thanks
In the lessons folder there is a file called “gameinstructions.pdf” that explains all of the games, you can also click here and then on the letter you’re working on to see any of the games in action: http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/preschool-printables
Sorry to ask a question that may be repeated, I’m not from america and find the American school years abit confusing. Would you say this is for 3-4 year olds roughly
Yes, it is geared towards 3-4 year olds 🙂
Hey ya’ll! This is literally the best website I have came across. This is my first year homeschooling my three year old (almost 4) and this site has been such a blessing to me. Thanks Erica!
Is there anyway to purchase this bundle already printed, laminated, hole-punched, etc?
My daughter is going to be 3 at the end of this september. Would this curriculum work for her?
Does this curriculum do the alphabet in order? Is it 4 or 5 day?
Do you have sample pages of the weekly instructions?