|Here are printable materials and suggestions to present letter B is
Sports and Games > Toy > Ball >
1. A round or nearly round object. Example: a ball of
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 > Letter B is for Ball (featuring a
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.
View images for these sports in the sports coloring page and poster gallery.
Present and display the poster and distribute the coloring page or handwriting worksheet.
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 or handwriting practice worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters,
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
letter B and ball image.
Letter B words (initial consonant sound): Letter
B Activity Worksheet and Mini Book These materials can be used
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words.
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter B words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display other posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter B classroom book. Review Letter
B Printable Activities to make your choice.
Letter B Word
Search & Handwriting Practice: The word search game features letter B words with pictures and
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.
and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color an ant scene and handwriting practice.