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4th, 1783 > 1st Hot Air Balloon flight
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Here are printable materials and suggestions to present letter B is
for Balloon. Review related topics
in the themes column.
Inventions Kids Love > Toys and Games > Air Transportation >
A balloon can be defined two ways > noun
> a bag made of rubber that is filled with air and used as a toy. The balloon was invented in 1824.
craft > a bag made of thin material that is filled with a gas
which causes it to rise. Such a bag used is to carry passengers or
Visit the related hot-air
balloon lesson plan.
Alphabet Activity > Letter B is for Balloon > Skills > letter recognition and problem solving.
Present the letter B Balloon six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter B in
upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change
Cut button on the left.
Children Age 3 and under:
a letter B coloring page Standard
block or D'Nealian
and a balloon
behind it or on a separate page if using
finger paints to
Discuss other letter B words found on the worksheet.
* Finger Tracing: Trace letter B's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring
* Children can trace and color the letter B's. After completing
coloring the letter,
encourage children to color the butterfly coloring page. Write letter
B b and the word balloon on the margins.
Ages 3+ to 6: Beginning sound letter B -
Clown Theme Printable Activities
*Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter B's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on their worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter
with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil.
Explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the
upper right corner) that help them trace the
letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want
to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the
number order aids them in the writing process.
Find the letter B's: Have the children find all the
letter B's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
*Coloring Activity: Encourage
the children to color the images in the worksheet.
Present the Letter
B Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
and mini-book. These materials can be used
to reinforce letter recognition, initial handwriting practice and to identify related words.
Discuss other letter B words and images found in the worksheet. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display letter posters and
coloring pages or make a letter B classroom book. For
related images visit: Letter B Printable Activities.
Letter B Word Search
Game & Handwriting Practice: The eight word search game features a hot-air balloon and letter B words
with pictures and handwriting
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a balloon behind
the page or print a balloon
and writing paper: Encourage children to draw, color and
decorate a balloon and
write letter B b.
Letter B Worksheet & Mini-Book
& Standard font
Search & Handwriting
& writing paper
theme coloring pages
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