Category: Letter Bb

{Totally 3} : What has Thing 2 Been Up To?

So I am a little behind on sharing what Thing 2 has been up, so I thought I would do a quick catch up.

There was some fun with the letter Bb, which is a favorite letter of Thing 2.


Shape and number recognition practice.



Making a skeleton with Thing 1.

Jumping on the alphabet!

Some park fun!

Yummy ABC Printables

Towards the end of last year, Thing 2 showed a real interest in helping me in the kitchen.  Thus, I created Yummy ABCs for him.  However, as with any three-year old, his interest have changed.

I had created most of the alphabet and since we will not be using them, I won’t be writing any blog post about them.  So, in case there is anyone out there who might find them helpful, I thought I would put the whole collection that I completed in one blog post.

Each letter includes:
Beginning Writing
Letter Writing Practice
Blackout Game
Letter Maze
Lacing or Punching Pages
and more!

Letter A
Letter B
Letter C
Letter D
Letter E
Letter F
Letter G
Letter H
Letter I
Letter J
Letter K
Letter L
Letter M
Letter N
Letter O
Letter P
Letter Q
Letter R
Letter S
Letter T
Letter U
Letter V
Just to let you know, I have not done the final editing on most of them.  I usually do that once we have worked through them.  However, since we never worked through them, they were never fully edited.

Hope you enjoy!



{Totally 3} Yummy Letter B (Printables)

This week was Yummy Letter B, for bananas and blueberries!  Thing 2 is really starting to enjoy the Yummy Letters and he gets excited to see what we will be making for each letter.


This week, Thing 2 continued using the pre handwriting, and handwriting sheets that I made to go along with Yummy Letter Bb.  He is not interested in handwriting practice right now like he was a couple of weeks ago, so I am not pressuring him to complete the handwriting.  However, we do take the time to talk about the pictures and the letters we see.  I at least try to get him to trace the lines with his finger.

Letter Activity:

This week we continued with some of Thing 2’s favorite activities; including the letter maze and poking pages.

I also cut our pieces together to make the letters B and b.  I wrote the letters on our white board and had Thing 2 recreate the shape.  He did a great job and was super excited that he was able to do it.


We did lots of math activities this week. We started the week making the number one out of blueberries.  We also counted the blueberries.

Thing 2 worked on AB and ABB patterns.  I was glad to see that the patterns were relatively easy for him to do.

He also did a letters Bb roll and graph that I made for him. He immediately understood how to do this.  While he was working, I would periodically stop and ask him which one had the most, which column had the least, and so on.

We also talked about circles.  One day I had cut out three different size circles, a small triangle, and two different shaped rectangles, for him to create a snowman.  Before he put his snowman together, I had him identify all the different shapes.  We also put the shapes in order from largest to smallest.

I also did a car park game with Thing 2 that works on counting and number recognition.  I simply made a parking lot with the numbers 1-6. Then he would roll a die, count the number and drive his car to the appropriate parking spot.  You can get the printables I made of this activity {HERE}.

Pre Reading:

As in weeks past, I am continuing to read books to him, while taking time to have him locate the letters we have already talked about.


We made some super yummy blueberry muffins.  You can get the recipe for the muffins we used {HERE}.  Thing 2 and Thing 3 helped me make the yummy muffins.

What fun have you done with the letter B? 

All the printables I made for the letter B:
Car Roll and Park {HERE}
Yummy Letter B {HERE}

Totally 3 : {Letter B}

Thing 2 studied his favorite letter this week.  The letter B.  Due to the holiday season we have scaled back on some of our activities.


He did the pre writing activity that I made that connects the letters of his name.  He also did both the parts of the letter B handwriting pages from 1+1+1=1.  I love these worksheets because they are simple and laid out with plenty of space.

Letter Activity:

On Monday I cut out pieces that can be used to put together the letters B and b, and had him glue them down to make the letter.

Tuesday, I made a quick letters B and b, poking page.  Basically, I wrote out the letter B and b and gave him a thumb tack and a piece of cork board.  He really gets serious when it comes to the poking pages.

Thursday, we finished up using our magnetic pom poms and the pattern blocks to make the letters B and b.  Thing 2 thought that the magnetic pom poms were pretty cool. 


We are following along with the Saxon Math Kindergarten curriculum, except that I am adapting the math activities more towards his interests.

This week we practiced one to one counting using jingle bells.  I mean it is Christmas and we could always use a little extra noise around here.  What I discovered is that he can count with one to one correspondence up to 13.

We also worked more with AB patterns using M&Ms.  On a small white board I wrote A and B, and then along the bottom I wrote ABABABAB.  So we identified what each letter stood for by placing a M&M next to the letter in our key.  Then he filled out the pattern.  We did this a couple of times with the M&Ms.  I think his favorite part was eating the M&Ms.

Thursday we used pattern blocks to create the letter B.  Also, going along with the Saxon curriculum, we sorted by color and then graphed. 


We are still using pages from the Kumon Cutting Book.  This week Thing 2 really impressed me with his skills.  He was able to cut 1/2 strips from a rainbow and two round objects.  Up until this week, he was still just cutting randomly, but this week, he finally followed the directions and the lines and did an awesome job.

He finished cutting the rest of the strips in the rainbow.


We read the book BoB Books Alphabet book together and on each page I had him locate all the letter B and b.  We did the same thing with the Benjamin Bunny (Frog Street) book that Thing 1 made in preschool last year.  We also sang the songs that go along with the book.

Really Fun Stuff:

We have been making lots of different Christmas crafts as part of our 12 Days of Kid Made Christmas.

What has your 3 year old been up to this week?

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Tot School  Thing 3 is 38 months.

Jacks with Beans {Math Activity}

On Tuesday, Thing 1’s letter of the day was B for beans.  Whenever I am planning an activity, I like to incorporate as many subjects as possible.  This week we played jacks with beans.  9-27-11 B's Bday, Zoo, Lemons, Beans 048


  • lima beans (we used 20)
  • bouncy ball

Set Up:

Place all the beans in the middle between players.

To Play:

Let the youngest player go first.  You drop the ball and try to grab as many beans as possible during one bounce and then catch the ball.  To be honest, Thing 1 wasn’t able to catch the ball, but he tried and understood the premise of the game.  We played until all the beans were gone.

Each time we would count the number of beans.  Then at the end of the game we would count each others beans to see who had won. 

Also, on this day we practiced counting backwards so we would count the beans forward and then backwards. 

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What activities have you done with beans?