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Fun Preschool Lesson Plan for the Letter B

written by: Keren Perles • edited by: Amanda Grove • updated: 3/2/2012

If you’re looking for preschool lessons on the letter “b,” you’ve come to the right place. Many students can mix up the letters "b" and "d". Help your students learn "b" inside and out with these ideas!

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    Teaching students the letters of the alphabet can be boring…unless you spice up the lesson with some fun and crafts. These preschool lesson plans on the letter “b” do just that. Take a look at some of these great activities

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    Teaching the Letter

    Draw a capital “B” and a lowercase “b” on the board. Show students that the capital “B” has two bellies, whereas the lowercase “b” only has one. Make sure that students understand that they both make the /b/ sound.

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    Reversal Issues

    Deal with “b” and “d” reversal issues by showing students how to draw “first the bat, then the ball” in order to make the letter “b.” (In contrast, they’ll be drawing “first the drum, then the drumstick” to form the letter “d.”) You can also remind them that the letter “b” has a backwards (stress the “b” in backwards) “c” in it.

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    The “B” Butterfly

    Give students cut-out “B” shapes and show them how to glue them back to back to make a butterfly shape. Let them draw a smiley face on the butterfly, and then encourage them to draw pictures of “b” words on it. Give them several examples of possible “b” words that they might want to draw. Then hang their creations where the rest of the class can see them.

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    Act It Out Game

    Tell children that you’re going to call out a “B” word, and that all of them should act it out. Use the following “b” words for this game:

    • Bee
    • Bear
    • Baby
    • Butterfly
    • Boat
    • Band
    • Bouncing ball
    • Bubble
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    The B Song

    Teach students the following song, to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus.” Have students hold onto each other’s shoulders to make a “bus” and walk as they sing.

    My little B bus says,

    “Beep, beep, beep!

    Beep, beep, beep!

    Beep, beep, beep!”

    My little B bus says,

    “Beep, beep, beep!”

    All through the town.

    These preschool lessons on the letter “b” will teach students about the shape and sound of the letter “b,” as well as help them become familiar with words beginning with the letter “b.”