Letter B!

The Plan

Books

Banana by Ed Vere
Bears on Chairs by Shirley Parenteau
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss
Butterfly, Butterfly by Peter Horacek
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Letter B” Puzzle

Flannelboard: “Six Little Bumblebees”

Action Rhyme: “Bears Eat Honey”
A bear eats honey (pretend to eat)
He thinks it’s yummy
In his tummy (rub tummy)
But the bees don’t think it’s funny!
Buzzzzzzzzzzz! (make buzzing noise)
Credit: King County Library System

Song and Puppet: “Sleepy Bear” (Tune: Thumbkin)
Where is bear? Where is bear?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you this winter?
Very tired, thank you.
Go to sleep. Go to sleep.
(Have kids shout “WAKE UP BEAR” to do the song again.)
Credit: Preschool Education Music & Songs — Winter Animals

Craft

Letter B bird! I got this craft idea from Kiboomu. I did the template for the letter B and the feet/beak in Publisher. The feathers were a Google Image Search find. The kids had a great time with this one and one of the teachers said it was her very favorite craft that I had ever done with her class!

How It Went

Even though I was sick during this storytime, I think that it was another rousing success. The kids had a lot of fun making farm noises during “Book, Book, Book,” but the best part of storytime was when I read “Grumpy Bird.” I had everyone make grumpy faces along with me as I read. They alternated between pursing their lips and scrunching up their foreheads and pouting to hysterical laughter. And I figured out a way to let everyone greet Applesauce during storytime by using a set of apples numbered to let everyone have their own turn to pat the puppy.

9 comments on “Letter B!

  1. Jennifer
    February 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Love your storytime idea! The letter “B” craft is so cute!

    • Katie
      March 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

      Thanks; I was glad to find a perfect craft for this letter!

  2. Bethany Bruns
    March 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    You could do the Jim Gill version of “My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean” for a B themed action song.

    • Katie
      March 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

      I do love that song. Maybe I’ll use it for “O!”

  3. Patty Marple
    August 20, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    Thank You!!!!!! Katie!!! I’ve been looking for Letter of the Week to do with my Girls!!! I work with Special Needs Children, and they range from 9-15yrs, but academically its 3-6mon. and 6-9mons. They don’t understand what I’m doing with them, but to see their smiles, is enough for me and to see all the colors and crafts we do {everything hand/hand} in their rooms and in their homes is enough 🙂 so Thank You again for figuring out how to repost your idea!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    • Katie
      September 16, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

      You’re very welcome! Thank you for reading!

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