You know what they say, “Practice makes perfect.”
At home, we try our best to teach the kids about the letters and numbers. It’s actually quite easy to incorporate into our everyday lives. For example, if we are practicing on a certain letter, I ask Hailey to go around the house and name a few things that start with the letter we are focusing on. It is such a simple way to get the kids learning while they play or do simple things around the house.
A few weeks ago, we were working on the letter B. For some reason, this letter tends to come pretty easy for Hailey. She can name a lot of things that start with the letter, but learning how to write it is actually a little tougher for her.
Since we are home quite a bit, we try to do fun preschool activities to keep ourselves busy. Of course, I try to use supplies that I already have at home or that cost very little money. It is also important for me to find something that Kenny can do. Hailey and Kenny are inseparable. Everything that Hailey does, Kenny has to do. So, even though there is almost a two-year difference between them, I found the perfect activity for the letter B!
B is for Buttons.
So, if you’ve got buttons laying around the house, this is a great way to put them to use.
Let’s get started!
Things you’ll need:
- Begin by drawing the letter B, in bubble letter, on a piece of construction paper.
- Next, cut out the letter and glue it onto another piece of construction paper. This piece will be the background color of your choice.
- Lay the buttons on a flat surface and start to glue them onto the letter B. Try getting the big buttons glued on first so that the children learn how to work around them. This will keep them a little more entertained since they have to find the perfect size to fit into the empty spaces.
- Once you are done, write out the word “Button” in dotted letters so that the child can trace it.
As always, remember to have fun and enjoy this time with your little ones!