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Letter B >
B is for Bat
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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter B. Review related topics
in the themes column and visit the bat
themed activities and crafts.
Animals > Mammals > Bats >
A bat is a small mammal that flies. Bats have small bodies and large wings covered with skin. Most bats eat at night, they use sound (echolocation) to find and catch flying insects.
Alphabet Activity: Letter B is for Bat
Present and display your option of letter B alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column.
Present and display the poster and distribute the coloring or printable activity of your choice that is age appropriate. This bat image has a matching printable craft.
* 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 coloring page.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers 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. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter B's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
*Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the image in the coloring page.
Letter B words: Letter B Worksheet and Mini-Book. This worksheet and matching mini- book can be used as part of Letter B program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related B words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Discuss other letter B words and images: First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example. You can print letter B in a different bright color to make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display other B posters and coloring pages or even make a letter B classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter B Printable Materials to make your choice.
Maze > Bat and haunted house
Skills > Prewriting skills, problem solving, letter tracing, color recognition.
This maze is appropriate for a Halloween theme. The maze is for children ages three to five that are just starting to learn letters and initial writing.
Letter B Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The four and eight word search game features the bat and other letter B words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw a bat behind the lined paper or print an bat coloring page to color and decorate after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color a bat and handwriting practice.
Make sure to include this activity as part of a theme, story time activity, and discuss animal facts about which are available in the bat section.
*coloring and writing materials