Sunday, September 4, 2011

Letter Bb - What's on the Tray?

We had so much fun with our letter Aa activities last week!  Super Tot even memorized his first 2 Bible verses!  This is HUGE, as he has only really been combining syllables/words for about 2-3 months.  The verses he memorized were:
"All have sinned." ~ Romans 3:23
and
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." ~Joshua 24:15
I didn't approach the verses with any thought of memorization at all.  I was just reading them to him to go along with our letter Aa activities.  We talked about them and he repeated them each a few times on Monday and Tuesday.  On Wednesday, he said them to me on his own.  I couldn't believe it!  I am so excited to add scripture memory to our Tot School.  He was so proud of himself, and I am delighted that he is hiding God's word in his heart at such a tender young age!  Thank you for allowing me to Mommy-brag for a moment.  

Here are the activities we have planned to go along with the letter Bb.

Uppercase & Lowercase Basketball Sorting
Place each basketball into the appropriate goal based on the letter written on the ball.  
I simply cut circles out of orange construction paper and drew the seams on.  The basketball goal printable is available below the photograph (print landscaped).  I added the letters to the printable after I wrote them onto mine.
~letter recognition, sorting~
Transferring Blue Bears
Transfer the blue bears from one bowl to another using tongs.
~fine motor~

Uppercase & Lowercase Bb Color Match
Place each dot sticker onto a matching letter, within a circle of the same color.
~letter recognition & matching, color matching, fine motor~

Color Rings Sorting Board
Place each wooden ring onto the correctly colored peg.  
This item is available at here at Lakeshore Learning.
~color recognition & matching, fine motor~

Building Blocks
Free / Creative block play.
~creativity, fine motor, gross motor, etc.~

Letter Bb Dot Match
Place a blue dot sticker onto each circle on the Bb sheet.  
The printable is available here from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
~one to one correspondence, fine motor, letter recognition~

Cutting & Pasting
Paste the various items onto the sheets (berries, buttons, balloons, etc.)  
The book I got these from is available here.  I will cut the actual items out, but I will allow Super Tot to assist, as well as to cut on the extra paper.
~fine motor, basic cutting & pasting skills~

Big / Little Bear Sort
Sort the bears by size.  
I cut these bear photographs from a decoupage book my husband's great grandmother gave us.  You could easily print photos from online.
~size differentiation, sorting~

 I SPY the Letter "Bb"
Circle all Uppercase and Lowercase Bb's.  
Super Tot LOVED this activity last week.  I printed the sheet onto 8 1/2 x 11 paper and placed it in a page protector.  I gave him a dry erase marker & eraser, and he did this over and over all week.  You can click on the photo and print it landscaped to use on your own, as well.  I will be doing this with every letter.
~Letter Recognition, Fine Motor, Pre-Writing~

Super Tot will also be doing the following 2 letter crafts.
B is for Beaver and b is for balloon. 
These are part of a letter book I put together for him, which you can read about and see all of our letter crafts here.

The Bible verses we will be working this week are:
"Be kind and compassionate to one another." ~Ephesians 4:32
"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved." ~Acts 16:31

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12 comments:

  1. Yay for Super Tot! It's so important to have little ones memorizing the Word. What resources do you use to choose your memory verses?

    I *love* your alphabet themed tot trays. You're so creative and definitely an inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. some great ideas! I will be copying a few for this week I think!

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  3. I love the I Spy sheeet, I'll definitely keep it in mind for when my little one is a bit older!

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  4. That's awesome that Super Tot is memorizing verses!! Great job!!

    Loved your B themes and ideas! I may file a couple away for when we do our letter B!

    Visiting you from the Tot School blog hop! Have a great week!

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  6. You always come up with such attractive and creative trays! I love that you even have a B tray for basketball fans! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

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  7. Love the basketball tray! So fun. AND yea for memory verses. We are starting ours this week. I'm pretty excited. There are so many verses that I recall learning when I was younger that are just a part of me. I think that is due to the age that I learned them at. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love these ideas! I especially like the blue dot stickers on letter b. I have used do a dot markers on those letter sheets before but never thought of using the dot stickers! Froggy Boots loves doing stickers!

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  9. Love the basketball. I will have to steal that one for our sports themed week coming up! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. We are working on the letter B this week too. Thanks for sharing. Came over from For the Kids Friday.

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  11. as always love all your activities! Featured this post on this week's Sunday Showcase!

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase! Hope to see you again this week!

    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

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  12. So cute ideas! i love it,thanks for sharing.

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