Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Preschool: B is for Bee

When the boys were rowing The Bee Tree, I decided to find related activities for the preschooler, instead of doing a separate unit.  It was very easy to include Eleanor this way, so she focused on the Letter B, the /b/ sound, Bees, hexagons and black and yellow.

B is for Bee
We colored this B is for Bee coloring page together.



She also colored a mini book of Bees (and Bugs) that we made on Twisty Noodle.



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Do-a-Dot Maze
The bingo markers are a fun treat, and she did great on this do-a-dot maze.  She really enjoyed following the path and never went out of order.



Pre-Writing
It was really fun watching her do this Flight of the Bumblebee Tracing, and how she interpreted what she thought she was supposed to do for each line.



Hexagons/Shapes
The boys were learning about hexagons for math, so she did too!  She played with the pattern blocks and filled in the bee while I cut out the shapes.
Pattern Block Bee
Printable Pattern Blocks


Then she glued down all the shapes in the right spot.  I had plenty of the paper blocks that I printed for the boys and their hexagon activity, so this was a good way to use them up.  This was a lot easier for her than I expected it to be, but it was a great opportunity to name the shapes.

Then we played with a spider.  Because it's a bug too.  Plus it has glowing eyes.


Art - Music
We sang "I'm Bringing home a Baby Bumblebee" multiple times, and everyone listened to Flight of the Bumblebee once.

Arts and Crafts - Bumblebees

She found a paintbrush and wanted to paint, so I gave her yellow paint and a bumblebee to paint and she went to town.



She and I also made the B - Bee Craft for the front of her little folder.





We still only do "preschool" a couple days a week, so this was stretched out over two weeks.  It's casual enough for my preferences, and she can still get her Preschool fix and have fun with us.



Other Resrouces
Letter Patterns
Letter B Alphabet Notebook



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2 comments:

  1. What fun ideas for B and Bee. I love the B shaped Bee. I used to do those kind of crafts with my older children when we were doing Letter of the Week. I need to find a way to incorporate those crafts again, because I think my younger two would love them.
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  2. What fun ideas for B and Bee. I love the B shaped Bee. I used to do those kind of crafts with my older children when we were doing Letter of the Week. I need to find a way to incorporate those crafts again, because I think my younger two would love them.
    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing on Littles Learning Link Up. I appreciate that you shared my button too. Thank you.
    Have a great day!

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