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> Letter B > B
is for Ball
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Here are printable materials and suggestions to present letter B is
for Ball. Review related topics
in the themes column.
Sports and Games > Toy > Ball >
1. A round or nearly round object. Example: a ball of snow
2. A round or nearly round object used in sports and games > a toy.
3. A game played with a ball, especially baseball. Example: They played ball all morning.
Resource: The ball is inducted in National Toy Hall of Fame
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter B is for Ball (featuring a Beach Ball)
Have different types of balls to display during the presentation or present sports theme posters that feature the use of a ball: baseball, basketball, bowling, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, etc.
Present and display your option of B Ball alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column. Present and display the poster and distribute the coloring page or handwriting tracer.
* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter B's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.
*Find the letter B's: Have the children find all the letter B's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter B's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
*Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the letter B and ball image.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw a ball or ball game scene behind the lined paper. You may also want to select and print a sports theme coloring page that features the use of a ball.
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color an ant scene and handwriting practice.
Letter B words (initial consonant sound): Letter B Activity Worksheet and Mini Book This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter B program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related B words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Discuss other letter B words and images: First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example. You can print letter B in a different bright color to make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display other B posters and coloring pages or even make a letter B classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter B Printable Materials to make your choice.
Letter B Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The word search game features letter B words with pictures and handwriting practice.
*coloring and writing materials
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