B Bowling

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bowl
  • ball
  • blue
  • black
  • brown
  • bottle

Materials:

  • 6 to 8 inch rubber gym ball or round Nerf ball 
  • Ten plastic bottles (with or without water in the bottom to provide weight) 
  • Small pieces of paper or sticky notes 
  • Blue, black, or brown markers
  • Bowling pin coloring pages (see below) 

Overview
The children will bowl a ball and try to bump the letter B as they recognize and name the uppercase letter B and the lowercase letter b.
 
Practice the skill within an activity 
Bowl down bottles 

  • Write the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the B and b in the air with their fingers. 
  • Help the children write a B or a b with blue, brown, or black markers on small pieces of paper or sticky notes then attach the papers to the plastic bottles. 
  • Set up the bottles like bowling pins. 
  • Have the children take turns “bowling,” using two hands as they straddle the ball to roll it. 
  • As the ball rolls, have the children repeat the name of the letter B until the ball bumps a bottle. 
  • When a child’s ball bumps a bottle and knocks it over, have the child say, “I bowled over a B bottle!” 

Apply the skill 
Write the target letter 

  • Give the children a bowling pin coloring page (see below) and markers or crayons. 
  • Support the children as needed in writing the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b on and around the bowling pin. 
  • Tell the children to color the bowling pin with crayons or markers to make it beautiful. 

Printouts

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Objective 
Recognize and name the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b

Materials 

  • Bowling pin graphic (see below) 
  • 6 to 8 inch ball (e.g., a rubber gym ball or round Nerf ball) 
  • Ten plastic bottles (with or without water in the bottom to provide weight) 
  • Small pieces of paper or sticky notes 
  • Blue, brown, or black crayons or markers 

Activity: Bowl the Ball 

  • Guide your child in writing the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b on small pieces of paper or sticky notes. 
  • Attach a B and a b paper to each plastic bottle and set up the bottles like bowling pins. 
  • Take turns bowling the ball and trying to bump the B on the bottles. 
  • As the ball rolls, repeat the name of the letter B with your child until the ball bumps a bottle. 
  • After knocking over a bottle, have your child say, "I bowled over a B bottle!" 
  • Have your child decorate the bowling pin picture page (see below) by writing the letters B and b in various sizes and with the blue, brown, and black markers or crayons on and around the pin, supporting as needed. 

 

Bowling Pin

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.

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