B Bracelet

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bracelet
  • beautiful
  • bow
  • button
  • blue
  • brown
  • black

Materials:

  • Strips of blue and/or brown paper made into bracelets 
  • Buttons and bows graphics (see below)
  • Black, blue, and brown markers/crayons
  • Stamps or small stickers with the letter B (optional)
  • Letter cards (see below)

Overview
The children will make beautiful bracelets with the letter B as they recognize and name the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b

Practice the skill within an activity 
Beautiful bracelets 

  • 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. 
  • Have the children choose a paper band for building a beautiful bracelet, pointing out that band and bracelet both begin with the letter B
  • Demonstrate for the children how to write the letters B and b on the bracelets, bows, and buttons using black, blue, or brown markers or crayons. 
  • Draw attention to the letter B at the beginning of the color names on the markers, crayons, etc. 
  • Help the children tape or glue bows and buttons on their bracelets to make them beautiful. 
  • Let the children decorate their bracelets with B stamps or stickers (optional). 

Apply the skill 
Find the letters B and

  • Cut out the letter cards (see below) and mix them up on the table. 
  • Let the children choose a letter card. 
  • Help the children decide whether or not the letter is a B (or a b), providing support as needed. 
    • If a child chooses a letter other than the letter B or help him or her compare his or her letter to the letters written on the board.
  • Let the children tape or glue a B or a b letter card to their bracelet. 

Bounce with the letters B and

  • Put all of the letter cards face down on a table and have the children stand up. 
  • Turn over one letter card out at a time and show it to the group.
    • If the letter is a B or a b, have the children bounce in place. 
    • If the letter is not a B or a b, have the children stand still.
       

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

Materials 

  • Magazines or newspaper ads with pictures of things that start with B
  • Scissors 
  • Glue or tape 
  • Strip(s) of blue and/or brown paper for bracelets

Activity: Build a B Bracelet 

  • With your child, find and circle small pictures of things that start with B in the magazines or ads. 
  • Help your child cut out the pictures and lay them on the table face down. 
  • Take turns with your child putting glue or tape on the back of a picture, turning it over, and saying, "____ (e.g., Banana) starts with B."
  • Attach the object onto a bracelet. 
  • Repeat until your child has placed all the pictures of things that start with B on the bracelet. 
  • To extend the activity, make a bracelet for someone whose name starts with B.

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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