Preschool Workboxes: B is for Bugs, Beans, Balls and More!

This week in Preschool, we were busy with a capital… ahem… B.

I really could not find any ONE thing that I wanted to settle on as a focus for the letter B because I want my little blessing to learn to think beyond the box and embrace all the beauty that makes up our brilliant language. Sorry, I got carried away in the buoyancy of the letter B.

B is for Bugs

preschool letter b lesson

Once again, I stand amazed at how smart my two year old is. (I think I might need to get another degree in order to keep up with the intelligence of my children!) This matching game was a snap for him. I love this cute printable from Lawteedah and it was easy to laminatepreschool letter b lesson and cut apart. Ruble enjoyed it tremendously and played with it over and over again.

B is for Beans

preschool letter b lesson

This is such a simple activity that is great for fine motor development as these beans are small and require precisin to place on the B made out of glue.

I was really surprised at how proficient Ruble was at this and, of course, I was very pleased that this activity was so easy to get together.

B is for Balls

This started out as a simple ball tossing game but Ruble just enjoyed taking the balls out of the container and putting them back it. He would carefully inspect each one and it was fun for me to watch as he develops his observation skills.

A great way to encourage your child to increase their observation abilities is to ask open-ended questions:

  • Which one is your favorite?
  • What do you like about it?
  • What color is that?
  • What does it feel like?

preschool letter b lesson

This was another simple transfer activity which builds fine motor skills. I gave Ruble some bamboo tongs and pom-pom balls. He transferred them from one bowl to another. We also divided them by color.

B is for Beads

preschool letter b lesson

I have no idea where these little snap beads came from but I mean to tell you, they are boogers to snap! Some are easier than others but I think we might need an upgrade.

B is for Beach

Ruble loves the beach and so we had to talk about it a little this week. I wanted to have some sensory play in the sand box but it rained. Every. Day.

So, we had to settle for some fun beach ball printables.

  • Had a “Dinner with B.” (Details to follow.)
  • Watched for birds.
  • Discussed B is for Bible with Raising Rock Stars by 1+1+1=1.
  • Made Banana Bread. (Details to follow.)
  • Floated boats in the bath.
  • Played with lacing beads.

Some other resources for the Letter B:

This post is linked at Homeschool Creations, The Momma Knows, and No Time for Flashcards. Go check out all the other great posts!

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  1. Camille says

    I SO love your activities!! I have an Early Childhood Degree and you’ve given me some inspiration to take my lessons to a whole new level! Now that I have a preschooler and a first grader that I’ll be homeschooling this year, I’m SO excited!! What is this Pinterest you speak of? Where and how do I sign up? Thanks again!

    • Penny says

      I am glad I could help. :)

      You can learn more about Pinterest in the article I wrote HERE. If you would like an invitation, just let me know.

    • Penny says

      Really? UGH… there has to be something because he really does enjoy them.

      Thanks for stopping by! Come back often. :)

  2. says

    What a wonderful blog you have. Such excellent ideas for early childhood education.
    I have shared with my sister in law who blogs at as she also has so many creative ideas for preschoolers.

  3. says

    Thanks for linking up with the ABC’s of Homeschool. I really like this post. My youngest daughter would really get into the balls with 2 containers. I may have to use this for her while schooling the older 2. I really like your site. I am glad to have found you.

  4. says

    That looks like great fun! (And those little beads DO look like boogers to snap!) Looking back I wish I’d done something like you’re doing weekly when my kids were little, but I always had lots of bigger kids who really wouldn’t be able to tie in a letter theme a week, lol. It looks like he had fun!

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