What a great week we had learning about the letter B! I feel like there are so many letter B activities to do, like B is for Bugs that we did earlier this year. We just chose a couple themes to focus on this week: buttons and butterflies.
Our preschool week always starts with looking through an alphabet box, tracing sandpaper letters, completing a Do-a-Dot page, and making an alphabet craft (like the picture above). We also read a lot of books (and try to focus on books with our letter of the week in it).
This week we picked up the Monarch Butterfly book by Gail Gibbons at the library. The library also had a CD to go along with it, so we listened to the book. I think it made it more interesting for Troy. He also had to pay attention so he could hear when to turn the page. I love that he has picked up on print awareness (learning that books are read from left to right).
I really liked this book. It shares all about the butterfly life cycle and more details about Monarchs. I was thrilled when I found this blog featuring this book as well as sharing a free printable to use with it. We had fun completing it. The printable on the right side of the next picture is about the life cycle of a butterfly. You are supposed to use different shapes of noodles to represent the egg, larva, pupa, and butterfly. We switched it up and used what we had at home instead. I used rice for the egg, a curled up pipe cleaner for the larva, a random noodle we had for the pupa, and a farfalle noodle for the butterfly.
We also did some bead stringing on pipe cleaners. I love this activity because it is SO great for fine motor skills. I noticed a huge difference from when my son strung beads and made this butterfly 8 months ago from when we made a butterfly this week.
Next, we made a bead bracelet on a pipe cleaner. My little guy was very proud of his work.
We also played with buttons. I bought a huge bag of buttons from Walmart and had them sort them by size in small containers. My toddler had fun just playing with the large buttons 🙂
I found this cute button sorting idea to use with the Corduroy book. My kids always love reading Corduroy!
This was just a little bit about our week…hope you enjoyed taking a look! To see more awesome Letter B ideas, you can follow my Pinterest board!