Bounce the B Ball

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bounce
  • ball
  • back
  • best

Materials:

Overview 
The children will get to bounce a B ball back and forth as they recognize and name the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b

Practice the skill within an activity 
Bounce the B ball 

  • 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. 
  • Before the activity, write or tape the letter B and b on the ball 
  • Have the children stand in a circle. 
  • Teach the children the Bounce the B Ball song (see below) to the tune of Skip to My Lou
  • Have the children bounce the B ball back and forth to each other as they sing the song. 
  • Each time the line “Bounce the B ball back” is sung, have the child holding the ball bounce it back to the teacher. 
  • Continue singing and bouncing until all of the children have had a turn bouncing the B ball. 
  • Let the children perform other actions with the B ball: 
    • Balance the B ball (try to balance the ball on your back). 
    • Bat the B ball (pretend to hit the ball with a baseball bat). 
    • Bowl the B ball (pretend to bowl the ball to knock over bowling pins). 
    • Brush pretend dust off the B ball. 

Apply the skill 
Make a B ball 

  • Help the children write the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b several times on a piece of paper. 
  • Have the children roll the paper into a ball and let them balance, bat, and brush the paper ball like they did with the B ball during the activity. 

SEEL Target Texts

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Bounce the B Ball

Bounce, bounce, bounce the B,
Bounce, bounce, bounce the B,
Bounce, bounce, bounce the B,
Bounce the B ball back!

SEEL At Home

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

Materials 

  • Bounce the B Ball song (see below; sung to the tune of the chorus of Skip to My Lou)
  • A ball that can bounce 

Activity: Bounce the B ball 

  • Help your child write the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b in various sizes and colors on a piece of paper.
  • Cut out the letters and tape them onto the ball. 
  • Bounce the B ball back and forth with your child while singing the Bounce the B Ball song (see below).
  • Have your child perform other actions with the B ball: 
    • Balance the B ball (try to balance the ball on your back). 
    • Bat the B ball (pretend to hit the ball with a baseball bat). 
    • Bowl the B ball (pretend to bowl the ball to knock over bowling pins). 
       

Bounce-B-Ball-text

Standards

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

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