Letter Bb

Activities   Songs and Poems   Sing Along Songs 1 or 2 or 3

This week we will be making a word list of "Bb Things That Are Alive." Your child may make a list of things at home to add to our class list. This is a great way for your child to practice "invented spelling" at home. Please write the translation next to each word.

If invented spelling frustrates your child try these other ways to make a list at home: 1. Your child names a word, you write it down then your child copies the list. 2. Your child names a word, he/she writes the letters as you spell it.

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The letter-sound association we are studying this week is "B b" as in "big bubbles." Here are some activities your child can do to supplement our school activities.

1. Have a "B b" hunt around the house. Encourage your child to see how many objects he can find with names beginning with the "B b" sound. If possible, let your child write the name on a card to hang on the object.

2. Which two words in each group begin with the "B b" sound?

ball, baby, cat              coat, bump, bubble
Bobby, Mary, Betty      balloon, apple, bat
red, boy, bicycle          corn, bug, big
hand, book, bugle          back, bunny, march

3. Which words in these sentences begin with the "B b" sound?

a. The boy has a red bicycle.
b. That bird has a long bill.
c. My book is about three bears.
d. Barry lost a button on his coat.
e. The boat bumped into the river bank.

4. Play a Listening game: All of your guesses should begin with the "B b" sound.

a. A little insect that buzzes, makes honey, and may sting you is called a ________. (bee)
b. The round thing we can roll and throw and catch is called a ______. (ball)
c. The animal that sings "chirp, chirp" and flies above the trees is a _____. (bird)
d. The round thing filled with air you have at a party is called a _____. (balloon)
e. At night the cows go to sleep in the ________. (barn)

5. What is the difference between a buffalo and a bison? Discuss bunnies, birds, bears, baboons, bugs, bumblebees, boars, bald eagles, bats, basset hounds, beagles, burros, beavers, bloodhounds, blue jays, brontosaurus, Boston terriers, bulldogs, butterflies...

6. Make "My Bb Book." Staple several pieces of paper together to make a book. Have your child look through magazines and cut out pictures of things beginning like "big bubbles." Glue one picture to each page then have your child write a sentence about each picture using "invented spelling." Have your child read his/her book to you then add the title to our monthly Read-To-Me form.

7. Show your child how to make "B b" this way:

Make some Balloon Creatures!

Songs and Poems

Rock-a-Bye Baby

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In Our Backyard
Tune: Mulberry Bush
written by Mrs. Jones
Sing Along to this song.

This is the way we bounce a balloon
Bounce a balloon, bounce a balloon.
This is the way we bounce a balloon,
In our backyard.

This is the way we ring a bell...
This is the way we fly like a bat...
This is the way we play in a box...
This is the way we sing like a bird...
This is the way we eat a banana...
This is the way we ride a bike...
This is the way we bounce a ball...

What else can you do in your backyard that begins with Bb?

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I Know a Plural That Starts With Bb
Plural means "more than one."
Tune: Bingo
written by Mrs. Jones
Sing Along to this song.

I know a plural that starts with Bb
And "birds" is its name.
B - I - R - D - S
B - I - R - D - S
B - I - R - D - S
And "birds" is its name.

B - A - L - L - S
B - I - K - E - S
B - O - N - E - S
B - E - A - R - S
B - E - L - L - S


Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle

Bubbles floating all around (pretend to catch bubbles)
Bubbles fat and bubbles round (make a big circle w/arms)
Bubbles on my toes and nose (point to toes; point to nose)
Blow a bubble. ..up it goes! (pretend to blow bubble; point up)
Bubbles floating all around. (pretend to catch bubbles)
Bub. . .bles fall. ..ing to...the...ground. (sing slowly & sink to ground)

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The Beehive - A Fingerplay

Here is the beehive
But where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody see.
Watch and you'll see them
Come out of the hive
1...2...3...4...5 BZZZZZZZ

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Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker's man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it and pat it and mark it with a Bb.
Put it in the oven for Baby and me.


"Bubble," said the kettle.
"Bubble," said the pot.
"Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble,"
We are getting hot.

Shall I take you off the fire?
No, you need not trouble.
This is just the way we talk,
"Bubble, bubble, bubble."

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