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Alphabet > Letter B > B is for Baker

Community Helpers | Careers > Baker

Crafts
> Baker theme crafts  

Colors >  White uniform, apron and hat

Shapes > Easy Shapes 
Baker's Hat
Baker tube craft

Numbers >
Baker Number Two - Trace 2

Holidays >
Nov. 26th - National Cake Day

Nutrition > Grains food group

Other Skills >
*Scissor cutting practice
*Sentence sequencing
The activities are adaptable for children 2 to 6 years old.

Note:  There are four different crafts.  Choose a craft that is appropriate for the group size, age group and what best meets your curriculum needs.   Enjoy!  

Activity #1 & #2: Introduction to Community Helper:  The Baker and present Letter B is for Baker
Review and present the baker and letter B.

Activity #3:  Baker Crafts:
* Easy Shapes Baker's Hat - Ages 2+
* Hand or Stand-up Puppet - Ages 2+
* DLTK's Baker TP Roll Craft - Ages 3+ (assistance with cutting template)
* DLTK's Number 2 Buddy-Baker with two Cakes Ages 3+ & Number writing tracer 

Here are four different craft activities that you can choose from to include in the activities prior to reading the rhyme.

Craft #1: Easy Shapes Baker's Hat - Ages 2+

Objectives:  
Practice Shapes:  Square & Circles, Scissor Cutting Skills (3.5+), Counting,  Small Motor Skills, Optional: Introduce or Practice Letter Bb, Color: White

*  In this activity children will have fun practicing shapes: circles and square.
*  Print the Baker's Hat Template with instructions.  Print on white construction paper or card stock.  No coloring required.
*  Ahead of time cut strips of white paper 3" to 4" tall to make head bands that are 22 to 24 inches long - the assembled hat will be glued onto the headband.  Hint:  Two bands cut on paper lengthwise is the right size, tape together.
*  You may want to cut out the small illustration and set next to the child as a guideline of how the hat looks when assembled or make a demonstration in a board or flannel board.  
*The instructions will help you with shape, number and letter B introduction/practice.
*Children and educator can wear the hat during the nursery rhyme reading and other related activities.

Craft #2:  Easy Baker Hand Puppet or Stand-up Figure -  Ages 2+

1.  Print out this one puppet template for one child or this two puppet template if many puppets are needed for a larger group.   Ideally print on sturdy paper:  construction or card stock in a pastel color or light color such as yellow, pink, light orange, so children can use white chalk, pastel or crayons to color the baker's clothing

2.  Distribute a cut-out to each child and provide chalk, pastels or crayons (make sure there is white)  Indicate that generally a baker's uniform and hat are white, so.  Suggest they use the white and color the other objects in the images any color they want.

Practice Letter: You may want to write letter B or Baker on the image prior to distributing, and motivate the children to trace the letter B.

To help with scissor cutting skills, cut roughly around leaving some paper around and allow children to cut around the dotted lines.  Provide assistance as needed.

3.  Glue or tape a Popsicle stick/craft stick or against a toilet paper tube and the children can hold and use during the reading of the nursery rhyme later.

Craft #3:  DLTK's Baker Craft -  Ages 3+

Visit this link, read the easy instructions and scroll down to choose your choice of color or black and white template.  This is definitely my favorite craft for the  children 3 years and older.  It is delightful and it is really a homemade toy the children will play and enjoy for quite some time.

It requires toilet paper roll or cut and adjust paper towel tubes to size. 

Have the children hold or glue to a craft stick and use during the reading of the nursery rhyme.

3.  Craft #3 - DLTK's Baker Number Two Buddy - Baker with two Cakes -Ages 2+
Supplementary Material:  Number Two Buddy Tracer - Ages 3+

Purpose:  Practice Number Two, Small Motor Skills
This is a wonderful craft to practice number 2 and it is available in color and black & white format.  It has a number of pieces, so for large groups you may want to pre-cut.  Please read the suggested learning activities that Leanne has at the top of the page.  There is also a matching number tracer to practice number twp and color for children 3+:
Number 2 Buddy Tracer Pages
Color Version
 
Coloring Page Version

Activity #4 (several): Baking, nutrition (bread and grains), multicultural activities, literacy and sequencing activity

Activity #5 > Literacy > Baking theme
Incorporate a literacy activity:
Nursery Rhymes >
Pat-A-Cake 
Fairy tales and folk tales >
* The Gingerbread Man > A little old lady bakes a gingerbread man cookie.
* The Little Red Hen > this folk tale takes children on a journey of the entire process of planting wheat to the final product > baked bread or cake.

Easy Shapes Baker's Hat
Crafts:
Template

Baker Hand Puppet
1 template
2 templates

External links

Baker TP Roll Craft
dltk-kids.com

DLTK's Number Two Craft
Baker Number Two Craft

dltk-teach.com

Matching
Number Two Writing Worksheet

Color 
Coloring Page

Materials:
* white paper or card stock
* scissors
* glue
* tape
* Optional: craft sticks, toilet paper tubes
* something to color with

 

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