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Alphabet Letter B Balloon Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Here are printable materials and suggestions to present letter B is for Balloon. Review related topics above.

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A balloon can be defined two ways > noun
1.  Toy > a bag made of rubber that is filled with air and used as a toy. The balloon was invented in 1824.

2.  Air craft > a bag made of thin material that is filled with a gas which causes it to rise.  Such a bag used is to carry passengers or equipment.

Visit the related hot-air balloon lesson plan.

Alphabet Activity > Letter B is for Balloon >

Children Age 3 and under:
* Print a letter B coloring page Standard block or D'Nealian and a balloon theme coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using finger paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter B words found on the worksheet.

* Finger 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.

* Children can trace and color the letter B's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the butterfly coloring page. Write letter B b and the word balloon on the margins.

Children Ages 3+ to 6: Beginning sound letter B - Clown Theme Printable Activities

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 worksheet.

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil.

Explain the direction of the arrows and numbers 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 images in the worksheet. Present the Letter B Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book. These materials can be used to reinforce letter recognition, initial handwriting practice and to identify related words.

Discuss other letter B words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter B classroom book. For related images visit: letter B printable activities.

Letter B Word Search Game & Handwriting Practice:
The eight word search game features a hot-air balloon and letter B words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a balloon behind the page or print a balloon theme coloring page

2. Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a balloon and write letter B b.

letter b coloring page
Letter B coloring page
Standard Block

Color Poster
Standard Block

Coloring page
Standard Block

letter b balloon handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet


Letter B Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter B Worksheet & Mini-Book

D'Nealian & Standard

letter b word search and handwriting

Word Search & Handwriting

select 8-word

printable lined paper

Printable lined-paper

drawing and writing paper

Drawing & writing paper

balloons coloring pages

Balloons coloring pages

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