Alphabet Letter B Bat
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter B 
Animals > Mammals > Bats

Holidays and Events > October 31st > Halloween
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter B. Review related topics in the themes column and visit the bat themed activities and crafts.

Animals > Mammals > Bats >
A bat is a small mammal that flies. Bats have small bodies and large wings covered with skin.  Most bats eat at night, they use sound (echolocation) to find and catch flying insects.


Alphabet Activity > Letter B is for Bat

Present and display the poster and distribute the coloring or printable activity of your choice that is age appropriate. This bat image has a matching printable craft.

* 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.
    
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter 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.
*Coloring Activity:  Encourage the children to color the image in the coloring page.

Letter B Worksheet and Mini-Book:  These materials can be used 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 found in the worksheet. If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display other posters and coloring pages or even make a letter B classroom book. Visit Letter B Printable Activities to make your choice.

Maze > Bat and haunted house > Skills > Prewriting skills, problem solving, letter tracing, color recognition. This maze is appropriate for a Halloween theme. The maze is for children ages three to five that are just starting to learn letters and initial writing.

Letter B Word Search & Handwriting Practice: The four and eight word search game features the bat and other letter B words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw a bat behind the lined paper or print an bat coloring page to color and decorate after writing practice.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color a bat and handwriting practice.    


Color Poster
(black version)
D'Nealian
Standard

Alphabet Letter B Bat Poster - Brown version
Color Poster
(brown version)
D'Nealian
Standard


Coloring Page
D'Nealian
Standard


Letter B Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard font



Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian

Standard



Bat & Haunted House Maze


Word Search & Handwriting


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)
or


Drawing & writing paper


Bats coloring pages
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